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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2332 - Emergency Management Coordinator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    312

Under direction; performs work of moderate difficulty assisting in the operation of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM); performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for assisting with the development and coordination of the County’s emergency management planning, training & exercising, public health emergency preparedness, community preparedness programs, emergency operations, and technical and security capabilities.  Work is performed under direction of the Deputy Director of Emergency Management.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Serves as on-call duty officer as part of a rotating schedule
•    Performs Emergency Operations Center (EOC) duties/positions as assigned.
•    Serves as an OHSEM liaison to various agencies and departments (e.g. law enforcement, public works, etc) and other first responders, which may include emergency “on-scene” unified command post response.
•    Participates in training and mutual aid response for specialized emergency & disaster teams, (e.g. EMAT, IMAT, ITECS, etc.).   
•    Assists and participates in development and implementation of county-wide Incident Assistance Management Teams (IMAT).   
•    Assists county-wide stakeholders, (e.g. law enforcement, fire, municipalities, etc.) in preparing for large scale events and emergencies.
•    Conducts hazard analysis and mitigation planning
•    Reviews and recommends modifications to DuPage County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) Maintenance
•    Assists DuPage municipalities with comprehensive emergency and disaster related plan development
•    Monitor open source accounts/social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.) of international/domestic incidents related to potential or ongoing incidents/issues, study results of targeted topics, and as directed, advise leadership of developments.  
•    Coordinates DuPage County’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) implementation, National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training & Compliance, employee emergency training, and DuPage County exercises and regional exercise coordination
•    Trains and implements county & municipal emergency plans
•    Coordinates Citizen Preparedness Education, Emergency Public Information and Warning, Community & Volunteer Management
•    Tracks, maintains and monitors activities and licensures (i.e. training records, donations, communication licensing and grants) to ensure compliancy as required
•    Serves on Committees and acts as a liaison on behalf of the County’s OHSEM department as assigned
•    Develops Business Resource Partnerships Coordinates Communications Technology Development and Implementation and Communications Planning
•    Performs EOC Facility Technology Development and Maintenance and OHSEM Vehicle Maintenance Oversight
•    Serves as a lead worker to other staff within assigned specialty group
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
•    Federal and State requirements regarding emergency preparedness programs and operations plans
•    Professional standards for the emergency management industry
•    National Incident Management System (NIMS)
•    Emergency preparedness and response practices and protocol
•    Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) practices
•    Community resources and other first responder agencies

Skill in:
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
•    Establishing and maintaining effective relationships and collaboration with internal and external partners in order to coordinate program objectives
•    Analyzing needs, researching recommendation and evaluating effectiveness
•    Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases, Email, etc.

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality
•    Carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form, and to produce desired outcomes timely and completely
•    Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
•    Read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or related field and three years of experience in the development and coordination of emergency management activities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium work: Will be required to walk, reach with hands and/or arms, climb, crouch, or stoop. Will exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment.  Emergency operations in both the EOC and in the field will often be conducted under very stressful conditions.  When performing the duties and responsibilities in the field, this position will work in extreme weather conditions and in cramped or confined spaces.