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Job Specification 05076


 Assists the County Emergency Management Coordinator in the
 development, coordination, and activation of a countywide mutual
 aid and emergency management plans and in the activation of
 county emergency management facilities and services; does
 other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are 
 for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this
 title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  
 Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 May plan, organize, and direct emergency management operations
 within the county.

 May coordinate activities of local governments within the county
 and provide them with guidance and advice in developing emergency
 management plans and programs.

 May coordinate activities of the county emergency management

 Provides definitive information concerning emergency management
 programs and policies.

 Prepares statistical and other reports.

 May plan, organize, and develop emergency management plans,
 programs, and procedures on the county level.

 Conducts studies and recommends to the County Emergency
 Management Coordinator needed changes in existing organization
 and operations.

 May establish and maintain the County Control Center on a
 continual basis.

 May develop a practice operation program on the county level 
 and coordinate practice operations of various municipalities with
 that of the county and state emergency management organizations.

 Confers with municipal and state officials on the development 
 and implementation of mutual aid programs.

 Assists municipal officials in planning and organizing emergency
 management programs and in establishing and developing 
 emergency units.

 Provides advice and guidance to municipal officials on emergency
 management programs and policies.

 May review municipal emergency management plans for conformity
 with county and state programs.

 May integrate municipal emergency management plans into a well
 coordinated and organized system of emergency management for
 the entire county.

 May coordinate the utilization of municipal resources to ensure
 their effective use.

 May plan and develop a comprehensive training program for 
 county emergency management personnel.

 May recruit and select volunteer personnel.

 May review municipal training programs for conformity with 
 state and federal criteria.

 When a state of emergency has been declared, assists the 
 County Emergency Management Coordinator in alerting, 
 mobilizing, coordinating, and directing activities of the county 
 and municipal emergency management organizations.

 May process requests for assistance from municipalities within
 the county and dispatch aid to the points of greatest need.

 May determine financial requirements for continued operation of
 the County Emergency Management Organization, and prepare
 the organization;s annual budget and other financial statements.

 Reviews and analyzes directives and instructions issued by county
 staff personnel to ensure conformity with policies and procedures
 set forth by the County Emergency Management Coordinator and
 state and federal officials.

 Arranges for purchase of equipment and supplies and for proper
 storage, inventory, and safeguarding of such property.

 Prepares periodic reports of county operational and organizational

 Attends meetings and gives talks before various civic, fraternal,
 educational,  religious,  and other  groups  on  the  objectives,
 programs, and significance of emergency management activities.

 Establishes and maintains essential records and files.

 Assists the County Emergency Management Coordinator in 
 emergency management program administration and program 
 development encompassing the four phases of emergency 
 management which are mitigation, preparedness, response, 
 and recovery.

 May ensure that the County Office of Emergency Management is
 available on a 24 hour basis.

 May supervise day-to-day operations of  the County Office of
 Emergency Management.

 May ensure that the county meets all requirements for the Federal
 Emergency  Management Agency Emergency Management Assistance
 Program including meeting goals agreed to in the annual work plan,
 maintaining a currently approved County Emergency Operations Plan, 
 and providing the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management with 
 quarterly program status reports.

 May prepare, submit, and justify the annual emergency management

 May secure technical and financial assistance available through
 other state and federal programs.

 May coordinate with other county agencies, departments, and
 bureaus their emergency management responsibilities.

 May implement policies, procedures, and state directives
 regarding emergency management.

 May recruit, organize, coordinate, and train a staff to
 administer emergency management functions and programs.

 May develop an Emergency Operating Center as a site from
 which key officials can direct and control operations during an
 May develop training programs for emergency response personnel.

 May develop exercise programs to test response capabilities.

 May establish mutual aid or cooperative assistance agreements
 to provide needed services, equipment, or other resources in the
 event of an emergency to other government entities.

 May facilitate the formulation of Municipal Emergency Management

 May develop countywide mutual aid agreements.

 May maintain close liaison with county and municipal government
 officials to ensure their understanding and support of emergency
 management activities.

 May schedule training courses at the county level and encourage
 staff members and municipal coordinators to take advantage of
 courses offered at state and federal levels.

 May establish an emergency public information system and 
 develop a public education program.

 May maintain and restore channels of communication to the public.

 May keep residents advised of the situation regarding  
 movement from shelters back to homes, road closings, 
 feeding evacuees, providing temporary housing,  welfare, 
 and unemployment assistance, and location of Disaster 
 Assistance Centers, and so forth.

 May coordinate, plan, develop, and maintain an adequate 
 emergency communications systems.

 May establish a system to alert key public officials and warn the
 public of an impending or continuing emergency or disaster.

 May coordinate,  plan, develop, and maintain an adequate all-
 hazard emergency warning system which also addresses needs
 of special groups such as hearing and mobility-impaired, 
 non-English speaking, and others.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities with 
 law enforcement officials for the purposes of maintaining law and
 order, saving lives, and protecting property during emergencies.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities with 
 fire services for the purpose of saving lives and protecting property
 primarily during fire emergencies.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities with
 emergency medical service providers in order to address the
 immediate needs of casualties during emergencies.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities 
 with public health providers for the purpose of protecting public
 health during emergencies and mass care situations.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities with
 public works  providers for the purpose of maintaining services
 during emergencies.

 May identify resource deficiencies and work with appropriate
 officials on measures to correct them.

 May coordinate, plan, and develop a shelter system.

 May coordinate the evaluation and identification of shelters for
 hazards specific to the jurisdiction.
 May coordinate, plan, and develop countywide evacuation with
 municipal emergency personnel and adjacent County Emergency
 Management Offices.

 May coordinate and plan emergency management activities with
 emergency social service providers.

 May establish and maintain a shelter, reception, and care system.

 May  coordinate emergency management activities with industry
 to develop industrial emergency plans and capabilities in support 
 of local government plans.

 May coordinate municipal construction inventory programs.

 May conduct an inventory of human resources and material
 resources from government and private sector sources that
 would be available in an emergency.

 May identify resource deficiencies and work with appropriate
 officials on measures to correct them.

 May coordinate, plan, and develop a hazardous materials
 protection program with municipalities and industries.

 In conjunction with municipal coordinators and industry
 representatives, may identify potential hazardous materials 
 sites and analyze effects of hazards that threaten the jurisdiction.

 Works with municipal coordinators, industry representatives,  
 and officials in developing a hazard mitigation program to 
 eliminate or reduce potential hazards.

 May coordinate, plan, and develop radiological protection
 programs with municipalities and industries.

 May supervise the development and maintenance of a county
 and municipal radiological system.

 May coordinate, plan, and develop a county and municipal
 damage assessment program.

 May develop a method for consolidation of county and municipal
 damage assessment reports.

 May coordinate with government officials the assessment of 
 damage to public and private property.

 May maintain records of damage assessment reports and
 documentation of damages including photographs and sketches.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by
 the agency, office, or related units.



 Graduation from an accredited college or university with
 Bachelor's degree.

 NOTE:  Applicants who do not posses the required education
 may substitute additional experience as indicated below on
 a year-for-year basis with 30 (thirty) semester hour credits
 being equal to one (1) year of experience.


 Three (3) years of experience in the planning, development,
 and administration of emergency response activities such as 
 those provided by police, fire, rescue, medical, or emergency
 management units either in the public or private sector or in 
 the military service.


 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential
 duties of the position.


 Knowledge of theory and practice of organization, planning,
 management control, and supervision.

 Knowledge of functions and interrelationships of county and 
 local governments.

 Knowledge of objectives of federal, state, and local emergency
 management programs.

 Knowledge of all municipal, county, state, and federal laws and
 plans relating to emergency management activities.

 Knowledge of disaster resources capability of each element
 of county government.

 Knowledge of management principles and techniques.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
 relationships with public officials and administrators.

 Ability to evaluate programs and procedures.

 Ability to mobilize individuals and resources during
 emergency situations.

 Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities of
 diversified units.

 Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating 
 situations and in making determinations.

 Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective 
 work methods, and to prepare clear, concise, accurate, 
 and informative reports.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate
 in English sufficiently  to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
 reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
 made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
 such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG-05076         MER         12/17/08

 This job specification is for local government use only.