Assistant Emergency Management CoordinatorFull TimeFire - Emergency Management

Hiring Salary: $47,476.00 - $50,014.64 annually, FLSA exempt

REQ #: 104211 Position(s)

Supervisor: Patterson

Posted Date: 11/29/2017      Reposted Date:       Closing Date: 1/10/2018

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday; Mandatory overtime required.

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, assists the Emergency Management Coordinator to manage operations, services and staff of the City/County Office of Emergency Management (OEM); assists with the development and maintenance of the integrated plans for emergency preparedness programs; assists with training and training exercises to develop coordinated responses to disasters and civil emergencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assists with coordinating the operations, services and staff of joint City/County Office of Emergency Management (OEM); coordinates functions in the Incident Command System during emergencies and training exercises; assures compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.
• Assists with OEM emergency preparedness and coordinated response planning with state and regional agencies for the planning, response, recovery and mitigation of emergencies and disasters; prepares reports on emergency preparedness issues.
• Assists with the review and implementation of response plans and the preparation of plans for a comprehensive response to a broad array of natural and manmade disasters and emergency situations affecting City and regional operations.
• Assists with the applications for state and federal assistance grants for emergency management programs; prepares and processes special and recurring financial and activity reports; compiles and analyzes data.
• Develops and maintains inventory of emergency management equipment and resources.
• Meets with staff to discuss and resolve project and technical issues.
• Coordinates with citizens' groups and outside agencies; interprets and explains City/County policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Driving is essential.

• City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
• State and federal regulations and standards governing emergency preparedness and response activities, including Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
• State and federal emergency management plans, standards, reports and documentation requirements.
• Research methods for grant funded programs and grant application process and procedures.
• Regional geography and the location of streets, landmarks and buildings.
• Local community resources and community services programs.
• Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
Skill in:
• Analyzing OEM system problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of technical and political issues.
• Interpreting and applying emergency preparedness and response standards and procedures, applicable federal rules and regulations and City/County policies and procedures.
• Researching, analyzing and interpreting laws, governmental regulations and technical procedures.
• Analyzing emergency preparedness needs and developing response strategies to meet future needs.
• Managing and maintaining regional emergency management plans and programs.
• Preparing emergency management reports in accordance with regulatory reporting requirements.
• Promoting emergency preparedness within the community.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with government officials, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Business or Public Administration or related field required OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; AND three years’ experience in public sector emergency preparedness and response programs; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Amateur Radio Certification and Professional Development Series required one (1) year from hire date.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
Environmental Conditions: Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.

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