Assistant Emergency Manager/Communications Administrator

Jamestown, ND
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Jan 09, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Objective: Assist the Emergency Manager/Communications Administrator in providing the coordination of emergency planning, training and exercises. Work with local government officials, healthcare providers, public safety and state officials to assist in the development, maintenance and continuity of all emergency operation plans.

Primary Responsibilities:
The following is a list of responsibilities for this position and is not intended to be a complete list.
• Assist with the development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of various systems and programs as assigned including a combined City/County Emergency Operations Plan, 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System and Communications Center.
• Help establish policies and procedures through collaboration with agencies and organizations to maintain compliance with various federal, state and local statues, rules and regulations.
• Coordinate with various agencies to assist in establishing and maintaining programs by providing interpretation and guidance.
• Assist with planning and conducting emergency exercises and testing aspects of the Emergency Operations Plan; help evaluate preparedness and conduct or aid in providing appropriate training.
• Help develop, implement and maintain a combined City/County Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan; aid in conducting a risk analysis of identified hazards, determine mitigation measures and provide for public input.
• Aid in applying for and administering Emergency Management Performance Grant annually; help oversee completion of requirements and assist in applying for additional funds including funds due to Presidential Disaster declarations.
• Serve as member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
• Provide interpretations regarding hazardous chemicals and aid in developing and maintaining hazardous chemicals operational procedures in cooperation with local emergency responders, sellers and users of hazardous chemicals, State Emergency Management and Environmental Protection Agency.
• Assist and provide technical assistance with the preparation of various reports on local and emergency/disaster activities and other administrative records.
• Help oversee and supervise maintenance of databases related to programs to ensure information is accurate and coordinated with local officials.
• Aid in determining boundaries for emergency response agencies and adjust as needed.
• Assist with the development and maintenance of countywide information systems including street and avenue sign projects and GIS digital mapping system as related to 9-1-1 and Emergency Management.
• Serve as Assistant Communications Officer and Assistant Warning Officer in Emergency Operations
Plan by providing special or expanded communications facilities and capabilities as may be required during an emergency or disaster event.
• Assist in applying for and maintaining Federal Communications Commission radio licenses for agencies.
• Help administer and coordinate maintenance of various specialized equipment for various offices and agencies including radio tower, base stations, repeaters, antenna and other associated equipment.
• Build and maintain working relationships to include elected officials, staff, media, community organizations, vendors and the general public as needed to ensure trust and public confidence.
• Provide leadership to department by assisting with planning for future needs, staffing, budget planning and presentation and identifying funding resources.
• Respond to public inquiries, complaints and concerns in a tactful, timely and effective manner.
• Act for the Emergency Manager/Communications Administrator in his/her absence.
• Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:
Position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in public/business administration, emergency management or related field plus one year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience at the time of hire. Knowledge of effectively working with the public, 9-1-1 operations, emergency management, public safety communications, budgeting, problem resolution and public administration are important. Must have a valid driver's license.

Accountabilities Shared By All Employees:
• Perform job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission and values.
• Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
• Develop respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Inform Department Head of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
• Seek opportunities for further personal growth and development.
• Represent the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when conducting County business.
• Comply with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.

Work Environment and Physical Demands Primary responsibilities are similar to that expected in a typical office environment including sitting, standing, some eye-hand coordination, some lifting of various books and documents at times up to 15-35 pounds. Occasional travel to off-site locations and attendance at meetings may be required. Various office machines are used including but not limited to a desktop computer, telephone, calculator, copier, scanner and fax machine. Position will have infrequent exposure to health hazards and accidents.

Extent of Supervision or Guidance Provided: Work is performed under the general supervision of the Stutsman County Emergency Manager/
Communications Administrator.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full-time position: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening work or travel to offsite locations may be required as job duties demand. Must be available to respond to emergency situations.

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Deadline to apply: January 21, 2021

For questions regarding position contact:
Jerry Bergquist; Phone: (701) 252-9093

Send official application along with any accompanying forms (cover letter, resume, background check, etc.) to:
Stutsman County Auditor's Office
511 2nd Ave SE Suite 102
Jamestown, ND 58401
or emailed to

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