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The Emergency Planner is responsible for providing assistance and guidance in emergency services to local officials of Emergency Services Programs. This position is governed

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Reads federal regulations concerning county emergency operation plans for wartime, man-made or natural disasters, informs county coordinators of what should be included in plans, and reviews proposed plans for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with federal regulations. Assists county coordinators in obtaining federal matching funds for implementing disaster programs, obtaining equipment, and establishing emergency centers by researching federal regulations relating to obtaining federal funds for disaster programs, informing county coordinators of the availability of federal matching funds, and assisting in the completion of required forms for federal matching funds. Provides information on emergency services to local groups by presenting lectures and films and answering questions. Contacts county judges and county coordinators at least twice each quarter by making appointments and driving to county offices in order to maintain rapport and provide information. Contacts various county officials and private industry leaders in the area to develop a list of resources available for use in the event of a disaster. Assists county coordinators in the identification of man-made disasters and in the coordination of disaster relief by determining methods and equipment needed and coordinating evaluation efforts, if necessary. Inspects damaged public structures to estimate costs of repair and reviews cost estimate forms for accuracy and compliance with federal regulations. Makes arrangements for One Stop Centers (Disaster Relief) including determining and disseminating information to appropriate organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Knowledge of state and federal laws and agency policies and procedures pertaining to emergency services programs. Knowledge of disaster equipment, shelters, plans, and programs. Ability to research regulations and determine resources available to county governments. Ability to develop and present training sessions and lectures on emergency services. Ability to review and recommend alterations in local emergency planning. Ability to assess emergency situations and determine appropriate action. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related field; plus two years of experience in a government, community organization, or related field. 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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