NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced professional and administrative work in the management of specially assigned programs and projects in the operation and planning of the Emergency Management Division (EMD). Work involves the coordination of planning and operational actions for emergency support functions for the Broward County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).
Position incumbent plans, reviews, revises, trains, implements, and exercises disaster response and recovery functions and responsibilities, as enumerated in promulgated plans, of county departments, divisions, municipalities, and stakeholder agencies, and ensures non-county government plans are compatible with county plans.
May serve as a section chief, branch director or unit leader during Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations and may require incumbent to exercise supervision over other emergency management personnel, subordinate clerical personnel, county and municipal agency representatives, and various volunteer and training groups. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established guidelines. Performance is reviewed by an administrative superior for conformance to established policy.
Advises and assists the Division Director on all operational and technical matters related to the emergency management program section(s) or function(s) assigned.
Works closely with private organizations, as well as, county, state, and federal governmental agencies in planning and developing procedures necessary for coordinating planned responses to local disasters.
Establishes the resources required by emergency responders and the community at large in order to prepare for, and respond to, disaster situations that relate to the assigned section(s) or function(s) of the emergency management program.
Maintains operational readiness of the Division and EOC; plans, coordinates, trains, and exercises groups and individuals that function within the assigned section(s) or function(s) of the emergency management program so as to assure that the groups or individuals respond as planned; develops, maintains, trains and exercises the requisite standard operating procedures, checklists, and job aids.
Reviews agency and/or facility emergency management plans for compliance with State and/or Federal planning guidance.
Prepares project applications for federal and state funds to provide expansion of facilities and services; researches the feasibility of expanded activities and submits reports to administrative superiors.
Supervises subordinate staff in the emergency activation functions of the EOC to assure operational readiness and effective performance; serves in a management capacity during the EOC activation.
Functions as the Duty Officer, on a rotating basis, providing the 24-hour emergency point of contact for the Division; provides appropriate referral or information to inquirers and responds appropriately to those situations requiring further intervention by the EMD and/or the EOC.
Receives, stores, maintains, and utilizes written materials and equipment necessary for emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery to disaster situations.
Participates in community seminars and continuing education programs in order to enhance own knowledge.
Coordinates and directs grant writing activities for federal and state grant funding opportunities related to the emergency management program section(s) or function(s) assigned; coordinates preparation of grant proposals and writes grant applications, as needed; prepares reports, procedures and documentation that support emergency management functions.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of emergency management and public safety principles, procedures, practices and regulations.
Considerable knowledge of state, federal and local laws, ordinances, and regulations dealing with public safety, emergency management, and homeland security.
Considerable knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Considerable knowledge of the practices in the fields of local government personnel management, organization, administration, budgeting and accounting.
Considerable knowledge of supervisory administrative principles, practices and techniques.
Knowledge of personal computers and effective procedures for their use.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms to prepare accurate, concise, complete, and informative materials.
Ability to interact effectively in large or small groups as well as with a wide range of individuals in a diverse environment.
Ability to work independently, in a self-directed manner, or as a team member.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates when required by work assignments.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or field related to emergency management; four (4) years experience in a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to emergency management planning and/or operating; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
Proof of completion of the following incident command courses must be submitted by date of hire:
FEMA ICS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System
FEMA ICS-200: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
FEMA ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents
FEMA ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command & General Staff/Complex Incidents
FEMA IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction
FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework - An Introduction
Note: may be required to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E 01/1991 R 06/2010