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CLOSED: Lewis & Clark County Recruiting for Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinator

Posted Date: 
October 5, 2017

Lewis and Clark County is currently recruiting for a Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator. Located in the Rocky Mountains, Lewis and Clark County is in a beautiful part of Montana and offers a mix of history, art, theater, and outdoor recreational activities. If you are interested in making a difference in your own community and have a desire to lead an experienced team, consider applying for this position.

Position Details

Title:  Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator
Status:  Regular, Full-time, Exempt
Pay:  $55,931.20/yr starting
Closing Date:  November 5, 2017

Under administrative direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, this position directs the day to day activities of the Disaster and Emergency Services Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates the disaster and emergency services program for Lewis and Clark County
  • Works with state and local agencies to develop the community's mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs for disasters and emergencies
  • Writes community's disaster and emergency services plans
  • Manages the Emergency Operations Center
  • Integrates and coordinates activities and programs with executive officials, emergency officials, local and district emergency offices
  • Informs the public about disaster preparedness
  • Speaks on radio, television and in person about disaster preparedness
  • Writes press releases for the newspaper
  • Works with the schools in developing disaster plans, training teachers and informing students about disaster preparedness
  • Coordinates training for emergency response partners
  • Provides classes for emergency response agencies
  • Conducts disaster exercises for emergency responders
  • Conducts meetings concerning disaster response
  • Prepares budgets
  • Monitors budget expenditures to insure programs stay within the budget     
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Services, or closely related field and two (2) years of experience working with emergency response and disaster preparedness programs.   A four (4) year degree in an Emergency Management or related field and management experience in an emergency response and disaster preparedness program is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Lewis and Clark County policies and procedures
  • Disaster and Emergency Services policies and procedures
  • Principles and practices of emergency management
  • General procedures of public safety and health response organizations
  • Techniques for communicating with individuals of various socio-economic groups, sometimes in difficult circumstances
  • Homeland Security grant programs and procedures
  • Research, data analysis and report preparation techniques
  • Operate computer systems and related software, including word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Use office equipment
  • Ability to learn new technologies related to emergency response
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Budgetary principles and practices
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established guidelines, often in difficult or emergency situations
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials, maintaining accurate records and files, and entering and retrieving information from a VDT terminal with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the required work
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work

Physical Demands

Work is performed in office and field settings where hazards and discomforts are generally controlled and modifiable.  Position performs work in all types of weather and in conditions where dust, dirt, smoke, and debris are encountered.  Personal protective gear may be required.  This position must be able to stand, twist, stoop, reach, and push, pull, move and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Position requires frequent contact with fellow employees, citizens and representative of other public agencies.

Application Instructions

Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal at The following items are required along with the on-line application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

This position is closes November 5, 2017.