EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director), Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Emergency Services Director, Public Safety Director

JOB TASKS

  • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.

  • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.

  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.

  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.

  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn – $43.31/hr $90,080 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 700

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree

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