The Iowa County Emergency Managment Coordinator is appointed by the Emergency Management Commission.

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Emergency Management Coordinator Duties:
Reports to: Iowa County Emergency Management Commission

Responsible for the development of the countywide emergency operations plans, coordination of
emergency 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 operations relating
to hazardous materials, shelter systems, natural or environmental disasters and related
• Designs specific 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
• Conducts training exercises annually in such areas as tornado drills, storm spotter training,
and related areas. Provides required hazardous materials handling and related training to
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 personnel.
• 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 accomplishments, goals
and objectives, prepares and administers approved operating budget for program services.
• Attends FEMA and State sponsored emergency management training and completes required
National Incident Management Systems training and exercises.
• Conduct/facilitate and maintain records of NIMS training for Iowa County responders.
• Responsible for 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 invested in
emergency preparedness.

• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to emergency
management and emergency planning.
• Knowledge of communications systems, frequencies, equipment capabilities, antenna
systems, and federal communications commission regulations.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal accounting, auditing, taxation,
budgetary processes, and revenue management.
• Knowledge of basic computer skills; documents and spreadsheets.
• 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.
• Ability to write plans and direct the use of resources and coordinate emergency operation
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 pace pressure.
• Completion of required State, Federal, and NIMS training within two years of hire.
• Available to respond to emergencies during off hours.
• Residency must be within a reasonable response time.
• Valid Iowa Driver’s License with a good driving record.
• Have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university and have two years of
responsible experience in emergency management, public or business administration, public
relations, military preparedness or related work; or have an equivalent combination of
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
for each 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.

Phone Number:
(319) 642-3151

FAX Number:

Office holder name:
Josh Humphrey

Downloadable forms
used in the office


Citizen Reporting of Storm Damage

Iowa Community Action

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