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Title: Emergency Management Coordinator

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Posted On: 1/26/2018

The Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management is seeking applicants for the position of Coordinator. This leadership position reports to the Executive Director of 911 and Emergency Response, and will require the successful applicant to demonstrate strong capabilities within the continuum of emergency management for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The Coordinator will lead the county's planning and preparation for, response to and recovery from any type disaster emergency, thus being the coordination point between local governments and state/federal governments by managing an office (with one paid subordinate) which educates and assists local governments in their planning, preparation, response and recovery matters and which assists state and federal governments in administering their disaster emergency programs designed to aid and protect local citizens. He or she will further aid and protect local citizens by overseeing the maintenance and modernization of the county's 2-way radio system utilized by rural fire departments for all communications with the county's dispatchers.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator will lead the office in meeting all its obligations for continued accreditation by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). He or she will lead the preparation and revision of any current or newly enacted planning documents required of counties by IEMA. Budgetary and fiscal duties of the Coordinator, will be greatly driven by grant regulations which must be well understood.

Requirements: An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in an area of study consistent with the principles of Emergency Management (or equivalent relevant experience to a Bachelor's Degree) Examples could include: a degree in Emergency Management, planning, logistics, law enforcement, homeland security or related field. Veterans are encouraged to apply. In the addition, 5-7 years' relevant work experience in planning, logistics, disaster preparedness, or related fields are required. Grant writing or management a plus. Possession of a valid Illinois driver's license. Must be a Sangamon County resident.

Skills: Incumbent needs strong planning, preparation and organizational skills. Excellent writing skills are a must.

Benefits: Salary range: $63,401.00-$88,764; 2 weeks paid vacation, 3 paid personal days, 12 paid sick leave days and 12 paid holidays per year. Individual and Family health, dental, and life insurance options, retirement and a take-home vehicle are provided. This position requires the incumbent to be on-call 24/7 when circumstances require.

Submit application and supporting resume and/or references to: Charlie Stratton, Director of Human Resources, 200 S. Ninth, Room 205, Springfield, IL 62701 Please direct questions regarding the position to: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Sangamon County is an EEO Employer.