Emergency Management Coordinator Duties:
Reports to: Iowa County Emergency
Responsible for the development of
the countywide emergency operations plans, coordination of
planning activities, and provide technical assistance to political subdivisions
throughout Iowa County. During times of emergency or disaster, the
Coordinator shall provide
coordination and assistance to the governing
officials of the municipalities and the County,
including cooperation with
State and Federal officials.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Monitors and updates revisions to various emergency plans, systems, and
to hazardous materials, shelter systems, natural or
environmental disasters and related
exercises that are developed to test communities responses to various
events pursuant to established local, state, and federal guidelines and
policies; develops and
trains volunteer resources to provide ongoing
involvement and desirable levels of
exercises annually in such areas as tornado drills, storm spotter training,
and related areas. Provides required hazardous materials handling and related
members of various public safety departments and those likely to
be exposed to such hazards.
Responsible for planning, organizing, and
directing the overall operation of Iowa County
Rescue Service and volunteer
Secures and maintains vehicles, equipment, supplies, and
physical facilities of Iowa County
Emergency Management and Rescue.
Prepares required local, state, and federal reports relating to program
and objectives, prepares and administers approved
operating budget for program services.
Attends FEMA and State sponsored
emergency management training and completes required
Management Systems training and exercises.
Conduct/facilitate and maintain
records of NIMS training for Iowa County responders.
departmental financial, budgetary, and administrative duties.
Be an active
participant in local emergency preparedness activities with EMS, fire, public
health, hospital, law enforcement, schools, businesses, and other agencies
Knowledge of local, state, and
federal laws and regulations pertaining to emergency
Knowledge of communications systems, frequencies,
equipment capabilities, antenna
systems, and federal communications
Knowledge of the principles and practices of
municipal accounting, auditing, taxation,
budgetary processes, and revenue
Knowledge of basic computer skills; documents and
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both
orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other agencies,
employees, volunteers, public officials,
and the general public.
Ability to prepare accurate reports.
to write plans and direct the use of resources and coordinate emergency
under extraordinary circumstances.
Understanding of grant
writing or ability to obtain.
Ability to work under various conditions:
adverse environmental conditions, irregular work
hours, and significant work
Completion of required State, Federal, and NIMS training
within two years of hire.
Available to respond to emergencies during off
Residency must be within a reasonable response time.
Iowa Drivers License with a good driving record.
Have graduated from an
accredited four-year college or university and have two years of
experience in emergency management, public or business administration, public
relations, military preparedness or related work; or have an equivalent
experience and education, substituting 30 semester hours of
graduate study for each year of
the required work experience to a maximum of
two years; or have an equivalent combination
of experience and education,
substituting one year of experience in the aforementioned areas
year of college to a maximum of four years.
Address of office:
185 Dillin St., Suite #2
Marengo, Iowa 52301
Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
7:00 A.M - 3:30 P.M.
Office holder name:
used in the office
Citizen Reporting of Storm Damage
Other Related Links:
Basic Plan & Emergency Support Functions