Education. Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management or field related to the position, five (5) years' related professional experience in emergency response and/or emergency management.
Experience. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the emergency management field performing tasks such as developing/maintaining hazard assessment plans, providing training in emergency management topics, responding to hazardous material incidents, and supervision of staff. Must have at least three (3) years of progressive management experience.
Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County policy.
Licenses/Certifications. Must possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record in accordance with County policy. Certified as an Emergency Manager with the State of New Mexico (NMCEM) or must obtain within one (1) year of hire.
Must hold or obtain certification for NIMS ICS 700, 100, 800, 200, 300 and 400 within 18 months and maintain certification thereafter as a condition of continued employment. Defensive driver’s course within 1 year of hire. Must maintain certification of NMCEM and NIMS training requirements for continued employment or be subject to dismissal.
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must be able to demonstrate effective oral, analytical, written, and communications skills. Must have practical experience and be proficient in software applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and MS Outlook. Background and driver’s license check. Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management, including budgeting, finance, project management, and employee training and supervision; Major sources of information and principal documents relevant to assigned functions of the office; grant funding application process and researching funding sources.
Skilled in making decisions under extreme emergency situations; maintaining a broad perspective of emergency management in its entirety, which often entails dealing with emotional, volatile situations, while effectively focusing on specific elements of a problem.
Ability to operate computers and radios, establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with others.