Under general direction, assists in the planning, coordination, development and implementation of plans and operations for local emergency services activities; and does related or other work in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
An employee in this class is responsible for assisting the Coordinator of Emergency Services in the organization and coordination of emergency services forces and resources and for planning and operation of emergency communications systems.
Assists the Coordinator of Emergency Services in responding to emergencies and disasters; contacts appropriate agencies; provides onsite management; may mobilize the Emergency Operations Center; acts alone in the absence of the Coordinator.
Investigates emergency situations; prepares incident reports; directs damage assessment, temporary shelters and related recovery operations; obtains disaster declarations; prepares reimbursement claims; assists local agencies in claim preparation.
Coordinates with local governmental agencies and County departments in drafting organization, training, readiness, operations, and communications plans to be utilized in emergencies; coordinates emergency services planning with private and volunteer agencies; coordinates staffing of and equipment and supplies for the Emergency Operations Center and mobile command units.
Identifies training needs of local emergency services forces and County personnel in emergency procedures and the use of communications equipment; prepares or adopts training courses and conducts or supervises training sessions.
Conducts and participates in disaster preparedness drills and exercises.
Utilizes radio, newspaper and personal appearances to inform the general public and community groups of emergency service needs and capabilities.
Prepares correspondence and reports; assists with preparation of the emergency services budget; maintains operating and inventory records.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business administration or related field.
Experience: Two years experience in emergency response or planning.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Preparation and planning for emergency response; principles of administration; training procedures for operating radio and telephone equipment; financial record keeping; techniques for gathering and analyzing data; report writing and public speaking.
Work with others; communicate orally and in writing; speak before groups; gather and analyze data; prepare reports; read, understand, and apply rules and regulations.