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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Area Coordinator and is responsible for developing and managing various emergency plans and programs. This position is

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Supervises technical and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire/termination, assigning and reviewing work, counseling, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Designs and administers emergency/disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters. Collaborates with other officials in order to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies. Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management specialists. Prepares plans outlining operating procedures to be used in response to disasters/emergencies such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and the recovery from these events. Reviews emergency plans of individual organizations, such as medical facilities, in order to ensure their adequacy and compliance with guidelines. Responds to disaster scenes by coordinating activities during disaster situations and establishing communications base and applications center. Negotiates contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by determining number of plans to be written yearly and required budget. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws and guidelines applicable to emergency operational planning. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and practices. Knowledge of grant administration. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare disaster and emergency response plans. Ability to develop training plans and instruct emergency personnel on disaster planning and response. Ability to analyze program problems and develop feasible solutions. Ability to assess disaster damage and document findings. Ability to coordinate emergency activities at disaster scenes. Ability to utilize Microsoft Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public relations, or related field; plus three years of experience in emergency management planning or related field, including one year in a leadership or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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