The Portage County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire a full time Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.
What are the essential functions of the position?
EPCRA (Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act):
- Primary manager for all EPCRA related functions. Responsible for ensuring EPCRA compliance in County with respect to federal, state, and local statutes.
- Assist in administration of all EPCRA grant programs through authorship of grant proposals and the subsequent programming and management of awards.
- Organize and conduct exercises that meet EPCRA requirements: table-top, functional, and full-scale exercises.
- Conduct Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/EPCRA public outreach campaign(s).
- Administer LEPC meetings through documentation of minutes, report preparation and maintenance of all LEPC records.
- Annually, maintain all Tier-Two (response plan required) information for reporting and planning facilities following state and federal guidance.
- Complete the annual LEPC administrative requirements to include the publishing of the EPCRA Notice of Public Availability annually.
- Annually update and maintain off-site facility plans.
- Develop off-site plans for new facilities that use, store, or manufacture hazardous materials.
- Train facilities managers and first responders in the utilization of standardized reporting software systems.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of the entire County Emergency Operations Plan with annexes/Emergency Support Function’s annually.
- Serve as the Emergency Management Director to ensure the continuity of government (COG) when the Director is unavailable. This includes Emergency Medical Services Director responsibilities.
- Conduct Emergency Management related public education/outreach activities.
- Conduct Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercises in the County and regionally, as required.
- Directly contribute to management of all component phases of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); contribute to County program of work goal achievement.
- Maintains the EMPG portion of the Emergency Management budget; develop requests for proposal, conduct procurement, allocate funds according to priorities and situational changes.
- Assist and support development of the Portage County all-hazard mitigation plan; conduct ongoing maintenance, as appropriate.
- Continuously assess mitigation strategies, as outlined in the all-hazard mitigation plan; provide viable alternatives.
- Monitor and maintain database records relative to emergency notification system.
- Assure County training and certification compliance with federal guidelines; organize training as required.
- Coordinate with local volunteer and non-government entities: Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (ARES/RACES) group, American Red Cross, United Way, etc.
- Coordinate with municipal leaders to establish appropriate level of community readiness.
- Incident action officer for internal County emergency operations.
- Be prepared to support ongoing operations in case of County emergencies.
- Conduct and/or coordinate damage assessments using the Uniform Disaster Situation Report (UDSR).
- Assist in the development, processing, and management of Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) public/individual assistance grants.
- Personally responsible for professional development necessary to achieve certified emergency management credentials.
What are the minimum qualifications?
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- Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Emergency Management, Risk Management or related field strongly preferred.
- Two years’ experience in an administrative or planning capacity highly desirable.
- Experience in finding resources and building partnerships, such as one may find working for a non-profit organization, highly desirable.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience with personal computer operation and Windows operating systems. Experience using social media preferred.
- Incident Command training; IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 preferred.
- Grant writing and administration experience preferred.
- Purchasing/procurement experience preferred.
- Experience organizing groups and/or training preferred.
- State Certified Emergency Manager preferred.
Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week. Benefits include;
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Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
- State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
- Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
- Dental insurance
- EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
- Paid holidays
- Sick pay
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
- Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
- 457B Deferred Compensation Plan