Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Application Deadline: 2021-02-05
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire a full time Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

What are the essential functions of the position?

EPCRA (Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act):

Primary manager for all EPCRA related functions. Responsible for ensuring EPCRA compliance in County with respect to federal, state, and local statutes.
Assist in administration of all EPCRA grant programs through authorship of grant proposals and the subsequent programming and management of awards.
Organize and conduct exercises that meet EPCRA requirements: table-top, functional, and full-scale exercises.
Conduct Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/EPCRA public outreach campaign(s).
Administer LEPC meetings through documentation of minutes, report preparation and maintenance of all LEPC records.
Annually, maintain all Tier-Two (response plan required) information for reporting and planning facilities following state and federal guidance.
Complete the annual LEPC administrative requirements to include the publishing of the EPCRA Notice of Public Availability annually.
Annually update and maintain off-site facility plans.
Develop off-site plans for new facilities that use, store, or manufacture hazardous materials.
Train facilities managers and first responders in the utilization of standardized reporting software systems.


Assist in the development and maintenance of the entire County Emergency Operations Plan with annexes/Emergency Support Function’s annually.
Serve as the Emergency Management Director to ensure the continuity of government (COG) when the Director is unavailable. This includes Emergency Medical Services Director responsibilities.
Conduct Emergency Management related public education/outreach activities.
Conduct Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercises in the County and regionally, as required.
Directly contribute to management of all component phases of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); contribute to County program of work goal achievement.
Maintains the EMPG portion of the Emergency Management budget; develop requests for proposal, conduct procurement, allocate funds according to priorities and situational changes.
Assist and support development of the Portage County all-hazard mitigation plan; conduct ongoing maintenance, as appropriate.
Continuously assess mitigation strategies, as outlined in the all-hazard mitigation plan; provide viable alternatives.
Monitor and maintain database records relative to emergency notification system.
Assure County training and certification compliance with federal guidelines; organize training as required.
Coordinate with local volunteer and non-government entities: Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (ARES/RACES) group, American Red Cross, United Way, etc.
Coordinate with municipal leaders to establish appropriate level of community readiness.
Incident action officer for internal County emergency operations.
Be prepared to support ongoing operations in case of County emergencies.
Conduct and/or coordinate damage assessments using the Uniform Disaster Situation Report (UDSR).
Assist in the development, processing, and management of Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) public/individual assistance grants.
Personally responsible for professional development necessary to achieve certified emergency management credentials.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Emergency Management, Risk Management or related field strongly preferred.
Two years’ experience in an administrative or planning capacity highly desirable.
Experience in finding resources and building partnerships, such as one may find working for a non-profit organization, highly desirable.
Minimum 2 years’ experience with personal computer operation and Windows operating systems. Experience using social media preferred.
Incident Command training; IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 preferred.
Grant writing and administration experience preferred.
Purchasing/procurement experience preferred.
Experience organizing groups and/or training preferred.
State Certified Emergency Manager preferred.

Contact Human Resources for a complete position description: [email protected]

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week. Benefits include;

State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
Dental insurance
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
Paid holidays
Sick pay
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
457B Deferred Compensation Plan


Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

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