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Emergency Management Specialist

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Emergency Management Specialist:

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform complex professional and administrative work in the planning, coordination and administration of the countywide emergency management program.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Advises and assists the division director on all operational and technical matters related to the emergency management program section(s) or function(s) assigned.

Assists municipal, county, and state partners with planning, training, and operational outreach relating to the implementation of assigned emergency management programs.

Maintains operational readiness of the Division and the Emergency Operations Center; plans, coordinates, trains, and exercises groups and individuals that function within the assigned section(s) or function(s) of the emergency management program to ensure that the groups or individuals respond as planned; develops, maintains, trains and exercises the requisite standard operating procedures, checklists and job aids.

Prepares project applications for federal and state funds to provide expansion of facilities and services; researches the feasibility of expanded activities and submits reports to administrative superiors.

Assists in the emergency activation functions of the operations center to ensure the operational readiness and effective performance.

Functions as the duty officer, on a rotating basis, providing the 24-hour emergency point of contact for the Emergency Management Department; provides appropriate referral or information to inquirers and responds appropriately to those situations requiring further intervention.

Develops and delivers emergency management and disaster preparedness education to a variety of audiences.

Assumes project responsibility for administering the activities and operational scope of contracts and grant programs; devises project procedures and schedules; prepares project/progress reports and related data; coordinates preparation of grant proposals and writes grant applications, as needed.

Receives, stores, maintains, and utilizes written materials and equipment necessary for emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery to disaster situations.

Facilitates the accomplishment of work through providing, obtaining and coordinating a variety of services.

Conducts special studies/assessments in conjunction with a project; analyzes data and makes recommendations based upon findings.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.



Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in in business, liberal arts, or any other degree related to Emergency Management.

Requires two (2) years in emergency management planning or closely related experience.

Or any equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.

Ability to pass a Homeland Security background check (not classified).

Completion of incident command courses within six (6) months of hire: FEMA ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.


Experience coordinating unmet needs resolution or volunteers and donations management
Experience providing outreach to community/residents
Experience with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Experience with WebEOC
Experience with providing classroom training

Applications must be received by Monday, 6/11/18 at 5:00 PM EST.