Overview

Typical Duties – Duties include, but are not limited to the following

Develops and maintains comprehensive emergency management plans, to include the Emergency Operations Plan, the Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Recovery Plan and Continuity of Government/Operations plans.  Assists local organizations to develop their emergency management plans.
Assists in the development of the county’s all-hazard threat and capabilities assessment. Researches available technologies applicable to the program area; establishes or recommends evaluation criteria and methodologies; coordinates technical assessment of current systems and data, recommends new and enhanced technologies to achieve program goals, prepares and administers grant proposals and procurement.
Assists in developing, maintaining and operating the county’s Emergency Operations Center; acts as an advisor to the Emergency Operations Center staff in responding to emergencies; may act as the plans section chief.
Develops, implements, and oversees drill programs to assess and enhance the county’s ability to respond to and recover from emergencies; evaluates the ability of other public and private organizations to do the same; facilitates after action analysis of incidents.
Plans, develops and delivers program specific training and education to County employees, local and regional law enforcement and emergency personnel, local schools and business and the public; conducts program outreach and promotional activities.
Operates a motor vehicle for the purpose of investigating emergency situations and for meetings throughout the county. Operates a two-way radio.
Assists in the development of mutual aid/collaborative agreements with regional/contiguous county departments, first response agencies; and governmental and non-governmental agencies.
OTHER JOB DUTIES Emergency Management duties may require working long hours outside normal business hours, weekend/holiday work, and may occur with little or no advance notice.
Responsible for working safely and following all applicable safety health rules. Worker is responsible for reporting any unsafe condition to supervisor. Workers are expected to stop work when conditions are unsafe and could lead to significant property damage, serious injury, or death.
Requirements for the Position

EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGMaster’s Degree in emergency management/homeland security, public or business administration, public health, social work, education or related social/behavioral sciences AND
Two (2) years responsible experience in one or more of the following areas: emergency management, or a related discipline including, but not limited to: military, public works, public health law enforcement, fire services, or emergency medical services. Experience must include independent research, design and methodology, policy analysis, and facilitation of group/public services; OR
Bachelor’s Degree in above listed fields and four (4) years responsible experience in one or more of the areas listed above: OR
Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training relevant to the position.

About Marion County

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity Employer in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  Located south of the Portland metropolitan area, Marion County stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains encompassing nearly 1,200 square miles. Most of its population of 315,900 can reach the Pacific beaches in under two hours.

Marion County has 20 cities, including the State Capital, Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon's 36 counties. Marion County's economy is also based on government, with 38 of the largest state agencies based here, and on education as the site of Willamette University, Chemeketa Community College, and Corban University.