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Emergency Management Specialist I

at County of Bernalillo

Pay: $19.49 to $25.66/hour
$19.49 - $25.66
Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2378801

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary & Duties Responsible

Under general direction of the Deputy Emergency Manager. This position is responsible for leading the collaborative planning processes for the county to maintain and update all county emergency management plans, including the Emergency Operations Plan, Mitigation Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, and other operational plans.  This position will also be responsible for leading new planning efforts related to emergency management.  The Emergency Management Specialist I will review and provide recommendations and advice on other emergency response plans, service as the offices' representative on working groups dealing with coordination, response and planning.  This position may be responsible for developing training and exercises based on these plans. This position is part of the emergency response team and will work in the County Emergency Operations Center when it is activated during emergencies. This position is responsible to responding 24/7.


  1. Respond to emergencies as directed by the Director of Emergency Management (both in and outside of Bernalillo County), and responds to the Emergency Operations Center and assists with coordinating activities during emergencies.  Collaborate with other officials in order to prepare and analyze assessment following disasters or emergencies.
  2. Assist in the developing, coordinating and analyzing programs, policies, procedures, guidelines and objectives for emergency management.
  3. Develop, implement, and monitor the National Incident Management System (NIMS) program. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the software and other appropriate software needed in emergency management.
  4. Update the County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), the Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA), County Mitigation Plan, Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) plan, County Shelter Plan and recommend the development of other plans that support the Department's mission.   Assist all divisions and departments within the County in updating annually, the Emergency Support Functions (ESF) annexes to the County EOP.
  5. Review, adjust and update annually the County's Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) base plan and assist all divisions and departments within the County to address continuity of essential County operations.
  6. Schedule, plan and conduct meetings and workshops related to the EOP and related activities.
  7. Develop and implement the County's Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP).
  8. Develop drills and exercises based upon Lessons Learned and AAR's in accordance with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
  9. Coordinate Bernalillo County's Emergency Management Task Force that is comprised of County Management and all County Departments, work with County departments in developing functional response criteria for County facilities and personnel and assist the County's Emergency Operations Center Coordinator.
  10. Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments and similar entities in order to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination and exchanges of personnel and equipment.  Attend local, state and federal emergency management activities to obtain experience and improve Bernalillo County's Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  11. Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
  12. Participate in community education and public relations programs that involve emergency management.
*The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree, from an  accredited college or university in fire technology/ fire science, criminal justice, emergency management, business administration or related field plus three (3) years of professional experience in an administrative capacity to include experience in general management, project management, program analysis, budgeting and finance, and to include 3 years dealing with disasters/emergencies as part of the Emergency Operations Center; OR any related combination of education from an accredited college or university or related experience in this occupation, to include 3 years dealing with disasters/emergencies as part of the Emergency Operations Center, totaling seven (7) years may substitute for the required education and experience and may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
  2. Completion of FEMA Emergency Management Academy and ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, ICS 700 and ICS 800 courses preferred.
  3. Instructor certified and ICS 449 train the trainer course preferred.
  4. Completion of FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluations Program (HSEEP) course.

Supplemental Information


  1. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English, to prepare accurate, concise, complete, and informative written materials, and to make effective presentations to small or large groups.
  2. Ability to manage projects and personnel effectively and to work productively either independently or as a team member or team leader.
  3. Ability to interact with other departments within the County and other jurisdictions.
  4. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with state funding agency, FEMA, other departments, co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle effectively multiple concurrent assignments, and activities.
  6. Proficiency in the use of Windows-based word processing, spreadsheet, and database software and in the development and maintenance of application data.
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:
  1. Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
  2. Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  3. Must have a valid and maintain a valid New Mexico driver's license.
  1. Employee performs work indoors and outdoors as the situation dictates.
  2. Employee may be exposed to temperature extremes depending on weather conditions and fire hazard conditions.
  3. Employee will be on a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends as training schedules demand.
  4. Employee may occasionally be exposed to intermittent high noise levels such as sirens, engines and loud voices.
  5. Employee may be exposed to vibration of the body on an intermittent basis from vehicle rides, off road travel.
  6. Employee may occasionally be exposed to the following hazards: driving hazards, rescue attempts and difficult terrain, possibility of hazardous material spills and hazards inherent in fire fighting.
  7. Employee may occasionally be exposed to exhaust fumes, heat, smoke, water, dusts, fire retardant chemicals, and toxic fumes.
  8. Employee works on uneven, natural ground surfaces, asphalt, cement, stairs, ladders, scaffolding.
  9. Employee works with a select team without direct supervision, and at times may work with a large group of people.
  1. Employee uses computer, audio-visual devices, telephone, cell phone, calculator, fax machine, paper forms, and writing instruments are used in performance of duties.
  2. County vehicle is used by employee to travel from site-to-site throughout the County.
  3. Employee must communicate using telephone, cellular phone and various radios.



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