Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Job Opportunity: City of Rockville, MD. Emergency Manager

Emergency Manager
City of Rockville - Rockville, MD
$78,239 - $125,182 a year

Job Summary
This is a senior management level position that reports directly to the Chief of Police during times of emergencies. This position is responsible for managing and coordinating all City activities in the area of emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief of Police and is carried out in accordance with functional precedents, established practices and well-defined policies, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The Manager will maintain liaison with emergency service providers, including police, fire, and emergency medical services and with other appropriate local, state, and federal agencies. Contacts with the general public and government officials are extensive and are of great importance to assure open and productive communications for the betterment of the department and the City. The Manager is directly responsible for the budgeting, purchasing, supply management, data processing, and files management of his department. An employee in this position must be able to establish effective working relationships with employees, members of the public and public officials.

Essential Job Functions
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, organizing of services, and operational readiness of the Emergency Services for the City of Rockville.
  • Develops and coordinates a disaster preparedness training program for employees and community volunteers, specifically for the purpose of educating each of their responsibilities during emergency and/or disaster operations.
  • Create, recruit, organize, manage, train, and exercise a future City of Rockville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to provide and augment special services in time of emergency.
  • Coordinates, develops, updates and implements the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the City.
  • Develops and maintains the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for the City.
  • Coordinates and directs the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities. Such activities may include, but shall not be limited to, the development of notification systems, designed to provide advanced/early warning of impending severe weather threats to the City.
  • At the direction of the Chief of Police, coordinates the implementation of the Incident Command System to ensure response activities are performed in accordance with procedures outlined in the City's Emergency Operations Management Guidelines.
  • Coordinates the actions and uses of government assets during exercises, incidents and/or disasters.
  • Designs, plans and implements periodic training exercises to evaluate the City's preparedness and capabilities to respond to various multi-agency/department emergencies.
  • Coordinates disaster response or crisis management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters and implementing special needs plans and programs.
  • Develops and coordinates training for elected officials, department personnel, emergency responders, volunteers, and business community.
  • Develops and implements contemporary operating policies and procedures in accordance with applicable law, court decisions and modern public safety principles and techniques.
  • Maintains liaison with all department heads, police, fire and emergency medical service departments.
  • Submits proposed annual departmental budget and administers adopted budget. Submits proposed budget amendments as circumstances warrant. When the City is awarded Federal financial assistance, as a sub-grant recipient of funds made available through the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Manager will ensure the proper completion of Federal funding documents and levied requirements as agreed upon between the State and this jurisdiction, in exchange for the receipt of such funds (including the submission of quarterly reports to MEMA, required attendance at training classes, meetings and conferences/workshops.)
  • As appropriate, appear before the City Council and public groups to explain departmental goals and objectives, operations and activities. Represent the City and act on the City's behalf as directed by the Chief of Police.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with elected officials, federal, state and county agencies, department heads, the general public and other public safety agencies in order to assure that the functions of the Department are performed in a manner consistent with sound public relations techniques.
  • Supervises preparation of all necessary and routine reports and ensures that they are properly transmitted to their proper destination. All special reports required shall be completed by the Manager.
  • Directs and coordinates with government officials, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as necessary to ensure the effective administration of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security programs and operations.
  • Establishes and maintains emergency operation policies and procedures for all jurisdictional employees and volunteers.
  • Develops and maintains mutual aid agreements with government agencies and the private sector.
  • Establishes the public relations functions of the department as they pertain to public awareness, citizen inquiries, inter-agency cooperation and effectiveness.
  • Conducts public presentations and speeches at special events, civic organizations, etc. (including television, radio and/or newspaper interviews or appearances) which would benefit the public's safety, enhance awareness, and preparedness for any potential emergency/disaster threat to the City.
  • Prepares and distributes disaster preparedness material to the citizens of the community, as a means of educating the community to prepare for and protect themselves from the consequences of such potentially dangerous natural disasters.
  • Develops and maintains an emergency preparedness education program to include: public education materials, brochures, regular articles in newspaper(s), seasonal hazard information, public service announcements, volunteer organization programs, and outreach through local community events.
  • Develops and maintains a system of notifying the public designed to provide advanced/early warning of impending natural weather threats to the community.
  • Develops and maintains employee emergency notification systems.
  • Coordinates with government facilities to ensure that adequate disaster warning and in-place sheltering procedures are developed, implemented and exercised.
  • Directs planning and conducting of local government exercises.
  • Maintains an inventory of available manpower, equipment, supplies, and resources available from other sources.
  • Develops procedures to provide and augment the essential services in time of emergency.
  • Provides performance and other operational reports to the Chief of Police.
  • Perform other duties and projects as directed by the Chief of Police.
  • Fulfills any specific function or assignment as needed to accomplish department mission.
  • Conducts surveys to determine the types of emergency-related requirements that will need to be addressed in disaster planning or provide technical support to others conducting surveys.
  • Consults with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals and other institutions in order to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Inspects facilities and equipment in order to determine their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
  • Collaborates with other officials in order to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
  • Keeps informed of federal, state and local regulations affecting emergency plans and ensures that plans adhere to these regulations.
  • Maintains and updates all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.
  • Reviews emergency plans of local individual organizations, such as medical facilities and senior centers.
  • Studies emergency plans used elsewhere in order to gather information for plan development.
  • Applies for state/federal funding for emergency management related needs, manage such grants and report on their progress.
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops related to emergency management in order to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management coordinators.
  • Willingly and cooperatively accepts other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – Supervises City staff and volunteers performing roles in emergency services when applicable. Responsibilities may include making recommendations for training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum eligibility requirements for this position are as follows:
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, or related field from an accredited College or University and a minimum of five (5) years of mid-level supervisory experience with a minimum of five (5) years' experience in Emergency Management at a Local, State or Federal government agency or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Applicants must have successfully completed the following training courses or recognized equivalents: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-700, IS-800, NFPA-1041, and NFPA-1031 Level II, NFPA-1021 Level IV or IAEM Certified Emergency Manager. Having completed FEMA Exercise Design and Exercise Control Courses preferred. Must possess a current and valid Class "B" Maryland driver's license, or a comparable driver's license issued by the employee's state of residence, and a proven safe driving record.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS - Ability to operate a computer terminal or Personal Computer. Proficient in the use of typical word processing software such as Microsoft Word and the use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Able to learn and apply other office software and automated office procedures. Able to produce work that meets Office formatting requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write correspondence and routine reports. Ability to speak effectively and to maintain discretion with information that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Demonstrated ability to respond with tact and diplomacy to inquiries or complaints from fellow employees, management staff, elected officials, state and county counterparts, and the general public.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions and statistical inference to practical situations, including reports and analysis.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS – Ability to confront performance and other employee issues without arousing antagonism and effectively resolve conflict situations. Ability to be consistently fair, objective and impartial in delegating responsibility, assigning duties, evaluating others, making recommendations for rewards and discipline, and interacting with persons inside and outside the Department. Ability to motivate others to achieve their best performance as individuals and team members. Ability to incorporate the vision and values of the Department clearly in daily activities.
  • STRATEGIC THINKING – Ability to take a broad and long-term approach to problems and opportunities for improving the operations of the Department and the quality of police service. Ability to propose, develop and implement innovative strategies for resolving problems and issues.
  • OPERATIONAL PLANNING – Ability to establish strategic goals and objectives, to determine priorities and allocate time and resources effectively. Ability to structure, schedule and coordinate work assignments and programs emphasizing timeliness and quality. Ability to anticipate and adjust to change.
  • JOB KNOWLEDGE – Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement, fire and EMS disciplines including knowledge of all phases of emergency management and emergency communications. Knowledge of state, federal and local laws, rules, statutes, and regulations as it relates to emergency management and public safety. Basic knowledge of general office procedures. Ability to operate typical office machines including, but not limited to, multi-line telephone, typewriter, adding machine, computer terminal, printer, FAX machine and copier. General knowledge of logistics policies, procedures, and instructions to conduct extensive searches for required information and to provide logistics operations support.

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