Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Specialist 1 (Full-Time)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position reports to the Director of the Medina County Emergency Management.  The Emergency Management Specialist 1 will assist in all aspects of Emergency Management. This includes creating & updating plans; coordination of disaster response; function as a liaison between partner agencies; Performs administrative tasks as required; coordinate training for responders; attend various meetings representing the interests of EMA; function as liaison with public and media.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in emergency management, disaster management, public safety, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Not required, but preferred)
  • EMA or public safety experience: 2 years (Not required, but preferred)

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain insurability under the County’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 (within 6 months of employment).
  • FEMA Professional Development Series (within 6 months of employment).
  • FEMA Advanced Professional Series (within 2 years of employment).
  • Obtain Certification under FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot (within 1 year of employment).
  • Training in GIS systems (preferred).
  • Obtains additional training as required by the Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: For purposes of 42 USC 12101:

JOB DUTIES

  • Applies for and administers various EMA related grants as assigned based on grant guidance, spending policies, and applicable laws.
  • Maintains MCEMA equipment inventory.
  • Maintains EMA plans as assigned.
  • Coordinates and conducts meetings and seminars for communicating plans, procedures, and policies.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of records, reports and other documents required by the Medina County Executive Board, county administration and other local, state and federal regulatory agencies or commissions.
  • Assists with the planning for emergency management exercises including the annual Local Emergency Planning Committee exercise. Plans, designs, and facilitates other exercises as required.
  • Updates and maintains capabilities of public & responder alerting systems used by EMA.
  • Attends all related meetings for the exchange of information, and/or to initiate functions of committees; may assist in the development of policy and activities of committees. Represents the interests of EMA at meetings with EMA partners.
  • Performs various routine administrative and clerical duties including but not limited to typing meeting minutes, agendas, and paying bills.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance; may be required to work irregular hours based on meetings and emergency situations. This may include nights & weekends.
  • Maintain readiness of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and staffs the EOC when it is opened to support an incident or planned event.
  • Responds to emergency scenes as required and represents EMA and provides assistance to Incident Command and the All Hazards Team. Responds to hazardous materials incidents and coordinates with the EPA and obtains required hazmat release documentation.
  • Maintain general accessibility outside of work hours via EMA issued cell phone.
  • Assist in management of EMA volunteer programs.
  • In conjunction with other staff, maintains required records and plans for the Medina County LEPC. This includes chemical inventories, response plans, spill reports, & meeting minutes. Also administers the LEPC and HMEP grants.
  • Completes cost recoveries following hazardous materials incidents in accordance with ORC 3745.13.
  • Attends ongoing training, conferences, seminars related to Emergency Management.
  • Assist with general facility upkeep.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES, FUNCTIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Thorough knowledge of county, state and federal laws, rules and guidelines as it relates to Emergency Management.
  • Consistently works to build rapport across the organization by establishing collaborative relationships to achieve agency objectives.
  • Ability to respond to work during emergency situations or inclement weather.
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction with limited oversight.
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to speak distinctly and deal courteously with partners and the public under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • Ability to work in adverse conditions including weather and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to analyze and exercise good judgment and professional knowledge as a representative of the Medina County Emergency Management Agency.
  • Ability to present classroom instruction and conduct seminars and facilitate meetings effectively.
  • Meets attendance and punctuality policies.
  • Seeks direction and assistance when needed.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment) *County, Department, and Division goals and objectives; *County, Department, and Division policies and procedures; *County personnel rules and regulations; state and federal regulations; customer service; office practice and procedures; public relations; math; budgeting. Skill in: computer operation; use of modern office equipment; organization; motor vehicle operation.

Ability to: carry out instructions in written, oral, or picture form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; read, copy, and record figures accurately; develop and maintain effective working relationships; think critically; be self-motivated; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; maintain accurate records; exercise independent judgment and discretion; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality; resolve complaints from public; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public; add, subtract, multiply, and divide; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; prepare routine correspondence; prepare accurate documentation; compile and prepare reports; travel to and gain access to work site.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: Scheduled 40 hours per week, additional hours as required. May flex time due to evening/weekend meetings & emergencies.

Ability to commute/relocate: Medina, OH 44256: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education: Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in emergency management, disaster management, public safety, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  (Not required, but preferred)

Experience:

  • Supervising experience: 2 years (Required)
  • EMA or public safety experience: 2 years (Not required, but preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain insurability under the County’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 (within 6 months of employment).
  • FEMA Professional Development Series (within 6 months of employment).
  • FEMA Advanced Professional Series (within 2 years of employment).
  • Obtain Certification under FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot (within 1 year of employment)
  • Training in GIS systems (preferred)
  • Obtains additional training as required by the Director.

Work Location:

  • In person, 5834 Heather Hedge Drive, Chippewa Lake, OH 44215

Wage: Negotiable

The successful candidate will be required to complete a background check, drug test & psychological screening.

Send your resume to:
Medina County Emergency Management Agency
5834 Heather Hedge Drive
Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215

Resumes will be received until July 25th, 2024.

Back To Top