|Performs administrative and professional work in the area of emergency management. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for emergency management planning, training, and operations. Also responsible for coordinating with Orange County Office of Emergency Management (who has the primary responsibility to develop emergency operations plans,) The State of Florida Division of Emergency Management, and FEMA on disaster response and recovery plans. This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of an emergency operational plan for the City that compliments and is coordinated with and through the Orange County Plan. The City's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) addresses, as much as possible, the coordination needed with Orange County. Work is performed under the direction of the Fire Chief and is reviewed through conferences, and results obtained.|
|Develop and maintain all hazard emergency management plans, programs and training for the City of Orlando. All departments within the City share the responsibility of serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of the City of Orlando during times of natural or man-made disasters.
Participate in the identification and mitigation of hazardous conditions before the impact of a natural or man-made disaster. Provide oversight and information to other City departments as they carry out their duties in ways that avoid or minimize potential emergency conditions.
During an emergency or disaster, serve as a commander of emergency operations under the supervision of the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, and Fire Chief.
Serve as City's liaison and a source of information on emergency management issues within the City. Coordinate the dissemination of information and public relations activities for the purpose of gaining support of emergency planning, programs, and objectives.
Identify emergency management training needs; conduct research on training. Develop and implement comprehensive emergency management training programs.
Oversee and participate in updates of the City's Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis. Assess which hazards may affect the City, be they natural (severe weather) or man-made (weapons of mass destruction). Oversee and participate in Vulnerability Assessments.
Interface with all levels of City and County government, as well as other public and private agencies and entities.
Participate in the development of Request for Proposals (RFP's) for disaster services as well as the oversight of specific contracts awarded as a result of such RFP processes.
May represent the City of Orlando at a wide range of meetings for the purpose of discussing disaster response.
Coordinate with the appropriate City staff on issues of City owned public sheltering infrastructure available to the citizenry.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
|Knowledge of current Emergency Management practices and command procedures.
Knowledge of State, and Federal Emergency Management plans, regulations, and procedures.
Knowledge of hazard mitigation procedures.
Proficiency in database management and spreadsheet software.
Ability to relate various types of data (e.g. GIS, CAD, demographic) to create reports or recommendations for performance enhancements, technology and resource allocation.
Proficiency in presentation development software.
Ability to make difficult decisions during times of great stress.
Ability to express thoughts and concepts clearly in writing.
Ability to speak publicly and make public presentations.
Ability to create and manage a project budget.
Skill in motivation and leadership.
Skill in consensus building.
|Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management or related field is required, with a minimum of five (5) years experience in emergency management activities, training, and operations.
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation by the International Association of Emergency Managers required.
Must be able to meet and deal with the public and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Experience in basic computer software, spreadsheet and database management software, and presentation software desired.
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A valid Florida Driver's License required at time of employment.