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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Job Opportunity. City of Redmond. Sate of Washington. Emergency Preparedness Manager

Job Title:
Emergency Preparedness Manager
Closing Date/Time:
Internal: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 11:59pm
External: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 11:59pm
$7454 - $10,064/month
Job Type:
Regular, full-time
Fire Station 11/Fire Administration

Join the team that powers the City of Redmond

More than anything, our people make us great.  City of Redmond employees view each day as an adventure and a new opportunity to shine. Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of integrity, accountability and commitment to service—and love working collaboratively to take our city to even greater heights. 

Our employees thrive in an environment where thinking creatively, taking chances and trying new things are the status quo. It's what's helping to make Redmond the ideal place to live, work, play and invest. In every city department, innovation is the engine that powers our work forward--and all ideas and solutions are welcomed. Together, our talented teams have contributed to Redmond's recognition by Money Magazine as the" 5th Best Small City in the Nation to Live." Our parks are exceptional, our crime rate is low, and our business community is vibrant.
Review our website and discover how the City of Redmond can make your next career move a great one.

Job title Emergency Preparedness Manager

Job Responsibilities:
Essential Functions:
  • Manages the  division operations, including setting overall direction, goals and objectives, and priorities for the Office of Emergency Management;
  • Develops, implements, and updates an emergency preparedness plan for the City of Redmond that optimizes all City resources and encourages participation of the residential and business communities;
  • Supervises the activities of assigned staff responsible for carrying out the programs, services and functions of the Office of Emergency Management; supervision includes assignment and review of projects/programs, providing guidance and feedback, evaluating performance, administering discipline, and making hiring, termination and pay recommendations;
  • Works with Federal, State, and County agencies for disaster assistance, emergency management training, and education programs for local government officials, general city employees, law enforcement, and fire suppression personnel, search and rescue volunteers, local business representatives and citizens;
  • Prepares and ensures fiscal responsibility of the Office of Emergency Management budget; controls and monitors expenses within the budget;
  • Develops and delivers training for city employees regarding their actions during a major emergency or disaster;
  • Participates in the development of inter-local emergency service agreements and emergency drills with other King County jurisdictions;
  • Conducts vulnerability analysis for the City; reviews and updates as needed on an annual basis; oversees the development and implementation of Emergency Management policies and procedures for the City (Comprehensive Emergency Management plan);
  • Following emergencies, recognizes, defines and recommends actions that mitigate the resulting damages for the City, the business community and citizens;
  • Participates in, and provides leadership to, City-wide long-range, strategic planning activities in coordination with the Fire Chief;
  • Meets with Council, commissions, committees, citizen groups and the public on Emergency Management issues
Knowledge of:
  • Emergency management programs, practices, resources, agencies, and personnel;
  • Federal requirements for filing, maintaining, and testing emergency operation plans;
  • Federal and State requirements for declaring emergencies and obtaining emergency assistance and reimbursement for same;
  • Incident command systems;
  • Operational procedures for public safety agencies, and individual city departments;
  • Local government's role in emergency preparedness; and
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures;

Skill in: 
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills, with the ability to respond quickly and appropriately for the situation;
  • Excellent written communications skills with correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Preferred knowledge of WebEOC software
Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, law and regulations relating to management activities;
  • Effectively administer management principles, practices, and methods;
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to various situations;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for emergency planning, training, education, and preparedness activities;
  • Manage the people and resources necessary for effective emergency response and recovery programs;
  • Effect cooperation and gathering of resources from all segments of the community for emergency response use, including hotels, schools, businesses, volunteers, communication companies, utility companies, emergency services providers, private relief agencies, government leaders, and the media;
  • Set up and manage the Emergency Coordination Center during emergency situations;
  • Provide leadership, guidance, organization and training in developing a team-oriented emergency preparedness organization;
  • Effectively train, supervise, and evaluate Office of Emergency Management personnel (directly or indirectly);
  • Demonstrate leadership, team building, time management and organizational skills;
  • Apply judgment and discretion in resolving problems and interpreting policies;
  • Maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Work evenings and occasional weekends to attend meetings and planning sessions
Education and Experience: 

·        A Bachelor's degree in a related field, AND 5 to 7 years of related work experience, with at least 2 years of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity; OR
·        A combination of education, experience, and training that indicates the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position listed above

Licenses and Requirements:

·        Valid driver’s license by date of hire
·        Possession of or the ability to obtain, and maintain throughout employment, a valid Washington State driver's license.
·        Possess National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certifications  IS 100, 200, 700, 701, 706 and 800 along with ICS 300 and 400
·        Preferred NIMS Management Certification IS 120, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242 and 244
·        Ability to pass an extensive background check

Working Conditions: 
·        Incumbent must be available within one (1) hour of a disaster or emergency event unless scheduled leave is planned.
·        Constant use of sight, hearing, and speech abilities to perform essential functions and communicate with others. Constant fine finger manipulation and use of hands and arms in reaching/handling/fingering/grasping while operating office equipment and computers, preparing written documentation, handling paperwork, etc. Frequent sitting, may be extended at times, while doing desk activities and while attending meetings. Frequent bending/twisting at waist/knees/neck while working at desk, worktable, or moving from sitting to standing position.  Frequent standing in combination with walking (short distances) throughout work shift in office areas. Occasional lifting/carrying up to 30 pound documents, file boxes. Occasional pushing/pulling force up to 10 pounds opening doors, drawers, and moving materials. Occasional climbing on stairs. Communicates verbally with City staff, outside agencies and the public in one-on-one settings, group settings and over the telephone. Works primarily indoors in an office environment with low noise levels, with occasional travel from site to site for attendance at meetings, including evening meetings.

The City of Redmond offers an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; life insurance, long term disability, and AD&D; retirement, Social Security replacement program, deferred compensation; and career development including tuition reimbursement.

City of Redmond Values:
Integrity:  We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.
Accountability:  We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.
Commitment to Service:  We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process: 
The proposed selection process timeline to fill this position includes an internal process – and a possible external process if no internal candidates apply or are qualified.  Interview for top candidates on February 10 and 13, 2017; and a start date for the final candidate of March 6, 2017.
The City may review existing application pools to fill this position, or use this pool to fill future vacancies.
Top candidates are contacted to participate in the next phase of selection, which includes testing and an interview. Candidates who are selected to interview are required to complete a Background Authorization form to have a thorough background investigation conducted. They City uses E-Verify to review records to confirm employment eligibility.

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