• Vancouver, WA, USA
  • 5602.00-7914.00 per month Annual Step Increases, COLA Increases
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, public employee retirement, 457, vacation, sick, holidays, employee assistance program. we do not contribute to social security.

CRESA is hiring an Emergency Management Coordinator specializing in Continuity of Operations Planning to join our dynamic and professional Emergency Management Division. Apply by 4/16/23!

The Emergency Management Coordinator participates on a team that implements an all hazard, comprehensive emergency management program for Clark County, Washington. This position facilitates response to emergencies arising from any human-caused or natural disaster; provides training and public education; responsible for supporting disaster preparedness efforts (e.g., planning, exercising, training, equipping) of partner agencies and jurisdictions; work with various boards and committees; and serve as a liaison with local, state, regional and federal agencies. This position also serves as the on duty emergency services duty officer on call with a rotating schedule with other coordinators.

Program Specifics - Some of the specific projects, roles and responsibilities of the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Program Coordinator are:

  • Working with supported jurisdictions on developing, testing and sustaining COOP Plans
  • Leading the periodic creation and/or review and update of Emergency Response/Operations plans related to COOP plans
  • Working with EM Team to integrate municipal COOP plans and operations into County wide response plans
  • Working with supported jurisdictions to identify, staff for, and train on continuity operations activities such as: mission essential functions, business essential functions, Emergency Operations Center Functions.
  • Conducting training on COOP plans in accordance with FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program

Distinguishing Characteristics - The Emergency Management Coordinator and Homeland Security Coordinator jobs are both within the Program Coordinator I classification, and are distinguished by coordinating or assisting in the coordination of moderate sized programs, with few or no staff reports. The Program Coordinator I works under broad program guidelines and general supervision of the Emergency Management Manager. The Homeland Security Coordinator has additional functional reporting responsibility to assigned regional partners and any governance structure.

Essential Job Functions - Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Note: Not all incumbents will perform all tasks and duties listed below. Specific job assignments and tasks will be tailored to the incumbent based on areas of program emphasis.

  • Maintains a functioning 24-hour emergency operations center.
  • Reviews, changes and/or develops current and new plans and procedures as needed.
  • Organizes disaster drills and exercises. Reviews results and makes improvements.
  • Conducts training and public information presentations for partner agency employees and general population.
  • Serves as municipal representative for various local, state and regional emergency management meetings.
  • Assists partner agency departments with emergency and disaster plans and procedures.
  • Keeps up to date with emergency management issues and provides information to Cities, Counties and Regional departments as required.
  • Design, manage, and implement full-scale, functional, tabletop or workshop regional disaster exercises
  • Work with regional partners within emergency response entities, health care facilities, businesses, utilities, schools, community organizations and other critical facilities and infrastructures in emergency planning and preparedness initiatives
  • Interact regularly with involved jurisdictions, committees, councils, and volunteers in the ongoing planning and participation of regional emergency preparedness events and activities
  • Prepare project reports
  • Serve on the regional councils, discipline-based work groups and other support functions
  • Develop program reports, proposals and correspondence for distribution to the regional partners, CRESA Administrative Board, management team, user agencies, and other interested stakeholders
  • Represent the region or agency at regional meetings as requested; serve on various committees; provide information and assistance to other departments, outside agencies, and the public on assigned functions
  • Plan, coordinate and/or speak at public engagements, training and/or educational events
  • Serve on-call as Emergency Services Duty officer
  • Staff and oversee Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities during activations; maintain the Emergency Operations Center equipment, processes and procedures
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Job Qualifications -Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability required to successfully perform the job will be considered.

  • At least one year of emergency preparedness experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in emergency management, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field may substitute for the required experience.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing emergency management.
  • Knowledge of emergency and/or disaster planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Skill in managing and coordinating disaster recovery operations.
  • Excellent communication skill both verbal and written.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and related software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to analyze information under emergency operating conditions and directing the course of action to be taken.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of regional coordination and exercise facilitation. Principles and practices of supervising, training, motivating and leading regional partners. Principles and practices of project management and grant administration. Modern administrative methods and procedures, business correspondence and report preparation. Application and interpretation of Agency policies and procedures as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to the program area. Effective research and record keeping methods and techniques. Understand the tenets of the Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) in addition to applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to: Respond, resolve and coordinate resolution of difficult and sensitive concerns about the program and/or resources needed to accomplish the goals. Apply critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative approaches to improving program services. Effectively plan and accomplish program goals, including appropriate delegation of tasks to volunteers, interns, temporary employees and/or other stakeholders. Carry out regional and agency policy directives in an effective and timely manner. Analyze situations thoroughly, identify potential problems, and find effective solutions. Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with managers, coworkers, other governmental jurisdictions, volunteers, the media and the public. Facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders to meet common objectives in planning projects. Ability to manage a diverse portfolio of large and complex projects. Effectively communicate and express ideas both orally and in writing. Apply appropriate independent initiative, discretion, judgment and organizational skills to a variety of projects, assignments and situations. Understand and execute complex oral and written instructions. Apply available guidelines, policies or procedures in diverse situations. Prepare and present written correspondence, reports and materials in clear, correct and comprehensible terms from general notes and concepts. Organize and coordinate a comprehensive regional exercise program.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must be able to adjust work hours as necessary and be available for call-out in event of emergencies. Must maintain 24-hour availability via an agency supplied wireless device capable of voice and data communication when assigned as Duty Officer. Must possess a valid driver license and have access to a motor vehicle (personal or agency) on an as needed daily basis.

Initial Selection Process

  1. Application Screening- (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete a job application by April 16, 2023.
    1. Candidates who do not meet these qualifications will be notified.
  2. Optional Initial Interview (Virtual)- (Pass / Fail) -Between 4/10/23-4/28/23 initial interview screening to verify qualifications, experience and availability.
  3. Panel Assessment Interview (In Person)- (Scored) Between 4/17/23 -5/5/23 -CRESA conducts oral panel interviews and assessment. Eligible candidates will receive an invitation with details.

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