The fundamental reason that this position exists is to lead the EMA team in the planning, coordination, and development of emergency management operations for the City and County of Montgomery and to ensure the jurisdictions and communities have the capability and sustained capacity to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from any natural, technological or human related emergency or disaster. Work functions include updating plans, procedures, annexes and appendices for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation; assisting in the design, development and coordination of emergency planning, training and exercises for the Montgomery region; performing miscellaneous technical and administrative duties; working collaboratively with federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and County departments and agencies to coordinate the use and sharing of resources and equipment within the community to assist in emergency response; maintaining the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and working group; responding to actual emergency incidents and disasters in the field and participates in the management of those incidents with other jurisdictions and assisting with the preparation and analysis of damage assessments following disasters or emergencies. The EMA Planner reports to the Director of Emergency Management.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Emergency Management, Planning, Business/Public Administration or related field and three (3) years of professional experience in emergency management, public administration, emergency response, professional emergency planning or military training in this field. Similar experience in the field may be substituted for college training at a rate of one year of experience for one year of college.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s license, with a good driving record, or obtain by time of hire. Must be available for 24-hour on-call duty requirements. Must be able to travel to visit off-site locations.