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District Coordinator

Texas Division of Emergency Management

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted August 19, 2021.

Job TitleDistrict CoordinatorAgencyTexas Division of Emergency ManagementDepartmentRegion 6Proposed Minimum Salary$5,833.34 monthlyJob LocationAustin, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is an emergency response entity and this status can affect working hours, travel and change in duties as needed.Performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.

Work involves planning, developing, and implementing local and state emergency management programs and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public.

Assist with preparing and operating the District Emergency Operations Center during planned and unplanned events.

May train, lead, and/or prioritize the workload of others.

Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

Reports to regional Assistant Chief.

Extended hours may occur on occasion.*Salary is a fixed rate.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Coordinate and deliver emergency management programs with local governments, emergency response organizations, regional organizations, other state agencies, volunteer groups and private industry.Advise and provide technical assistance to local governments regarding emergency management and TDEM programs.May participate in or observe local, state and federal emergency exercises representing TDEM and the state.Identify and verify/update information on potential sites for emergency facilities, such as: resource staging areas, command posts, emergency operations centers, potential public shelter and reception centers and critical infrastructure.May brief divisional officers or appropriate officials with information during an emergency, threat to public safety or property.Coordinate activities and support preparation for rescue, care and treatment of persons victimized or threatened by disaster.Provide liaison and support between TDEM, local officials, volunteer group representatives, federal agency representatives and other potential disaster responders.Conduct initial damage surveys and needs assessment for disasters; prepare reports varying in form from free text reports to detailed Disaster Summary Outlines.Perform various coordination and liaison duties within an Incident Command System structure.Assist with preparing and operating the District Emergency Operations Center during planned and unplanned events.Assist with operating and maintaining equipment in the Disaster District Operations Center and reporting deficiencies to appropriate authority for repair or replacement, as necessary.May serve as a member of the state staff at the Joint Field Office or may be deployed to assist at other incident facilities.Advise and assist local officials with disaster recovery programs and other financial and in-kind disaster assistance.May be required to conduct aerial damage assessments.Performs related work as assigned.Maintains a regular work schedule and work extended hours when needed.Travel up to 40%.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.

Other duties may be assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education
– Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of education requirements on a year-for-year basis, with thirty (30) semester hours equal to one (1) year experience.Experience
– Must have five (5) years of experience or more in full-time paid employment in positions involving progressively responsible technical experience in an administrative or planning capacity for an industrial, federal, state, local government or federal military organization.*Relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of education requirements on a year-for-year basis, with one (1) year experience equivalent to thirty (30) semester hours.

A completed advanced degree may also be substituted in lieu of work experience and the hiring supervisor retains this discretion.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TDEM, State, and Federal, regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures.Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management, disaster preparedness or emergency response.Poise, tact, diplomacy, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working/professional relationships with external and internal customers.Skill in operating a variety of office and specialized equipment including a laptop computer with a variety of software (e.g.

Microsoft Office Suite, e.g.

Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), plotter, projectors, camera, GPS device, binoculars, palm device, communications devices such as two-way radio, satellite radio/phone, and other specialized audio-visual equipment within the EOC.Ability to work other than normal working hours during emergencies.Ability to communicate and present to diverse small and large groups.Ability to convey technical information in lay terms that can be understood by people with a variety of educational and working backgrounds.Ability to analyze problems, identify causative factors, and apply actions to effectively resolve current, and prevent recurrences of, problem conditions.Must be analytical, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy or timeliness.organized, flexible, and able to prioritize in a multi-demand environment.

Knowledge of methods of prioritizing, planning, organizing and carrying out multiple technical projects which frequently are underway simultaneously.Must be able to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE:The successful candidate will be expected to successfully complete the following trainings within one year of employment:IS-100, IS-200, IS-700,IS-800 and the FEMA Professional Development Series or the Emergency Management Professionals Program (EMPP) Basic Academy; ICS-300; ICS-400; H-100 Hazmat Awareness or other similar course**; training course related to emergency operations center operations (e.g., IS-2200:Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions; G-191: ICS-EOC Interface, TX -975: Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions; MGT-346 Emergency Operation Center(EOC) Operations for All-Hazards or other similar course**; IS-1000:Public Assistance Program and Eligibility; IS-1001:The Public Assistance Delivery Model Orientation; IS-403 Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA); IS-318 Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities or G-318: Local Mitigation Planning Workshop; IS-29.A PIO Awareness;successful completion or instruction of the following courses: T-615: Orientation to Disaster District Emergency Operationsand G-200: Texas Public Officials Workshop.* *TDEM does not accept resumes in lieu of application through Workday.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptionsAll positions are security-sensitive.

Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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