• White Pine County
  • Ely, Nevada
  • Aug 07, 2019
Full Time Emergency Management Management
  • Salary: $59,464.00 Annually
  • Phone: 7752936596
  • Apply By: Nov 05, 2019


Under the policy and administrative direction of the White Pine County Commissioners, serves as department head of the Emergency Management Department, coordinates the planning process and training programs for emergency response, solicits and administers grants to fund emergency preparedness.  The employee in this position is an “at-will” employee appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the County Board of Commissioners.

Job Description

  1. Analyze and develops emergency response plans for the County in accordance with state and federal guidelines; coordinates with federal, state, and local emergency response committees, groups, or agencies; develops, maintains, reviews, updates, and administers the implementation of the County Emergency Operations Plan, HAZMAT Plan, and Emergency Alert System Plan.
  2. Provides advice and consultation to the Board of County Commissioners in assigned program areas; investigates and resolves complaints and concerns regarding emergency preparedness. Acts as liaison with cities, towns, other counties, regional, state, and federal agencies with regard to emergency management plans and resources.
  3. Prepares, applies for and administers grant proposals primarily in the areas of emergency preparedness, emergency management, communications, homeland security, and for various other departments and areas; identifies future County program needs and identifies grant fundable opportunities to meet those needs; researches and develops grant-funding sources such as Federal, State, and private agencies.
  4. Develops a County mitigation plan; promotes public awareness of local risks and hazards; conducts surveys, risk assessments, and public education as part of emergency mitigation and planning efforts; assists local public safety agencies in reducing the vulnerability to identified risks.
  5. Cooperates with local, county, state and federal officials, and private organizations, individuals and other resources in the preparation and implementation of emergency management plans.
  6. Establishes networks for cooperating public and private agencies to enhance mitigation, emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities in accordance with county ordinances, state statutes and federal regulations if applicable.
  7. Conducts hazard identification and vulnerability assessments; works with local officials to improve laws, regulations, and practices for reducing potential loss of life and property.
  8. Administers and participates in development and planning of exercises to test and update plans; conducts community awareness activities to inform the public of potential hazards.
  9. Attends local, state, and federal seminars, meetings, and training related to emergency management.
  10. Meets with emergency response organizations to coordinate preparedness activities and to provide information on the activities of other emergency response organizations.
  11. Makes oral and written presentations to the Board of Commissioners and to other public and private groups; represents the department and the County with other government agencies and in meetings with the public.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of

  • Principles and practices of emergency management, including; emergency preparedness, emergency response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation;
  • Functional responsibilities and capabilities of public and private organizations in emergency response, public relief and disaster recovery programs;
  • Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to emergency management programs;
  • Federal and State grants availability, audit requirements, principles and procedures and grants, project development and administration; Emergency Management Grant programs and processes, including programs administered by State emergency management grant programs;
  • Hazard/risk/vulnerability assessment concepts including a basic understanding of the potential for specific emergencies/disaster that may occur.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) including the principles and practices of the Incident Command System as applied in a County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and field incident command environments;
  • Principles and practices associated with managing an adult training program management, including planning, coordinating and conducting adult education for emergency responders (law enforcement, fire, EMS, hazardous materials, public works, and emergency management).
  • Licensing, credentialing and/or certification and continuing educations requirements for emergency responders (law enforcement, fire, EMS, hazardous materials, public works, and emergency management).
  • Concepts, principles and practices associated with managing a comprehensive emergency/disaster drill and exercise, including exercise design, exercise evaluation; the corrective action process and state and federal compliance issues.

Ability to

  • Evaluate work priorities, procedures, and processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Plan, advocate, coordinate and direct the Emergency Management Program to achieve established goals and maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, department heads, the general public, and other public and private entities:
  • Make presentations and represent the Emergency Management Program when assigned in various public forums.
  • Effectively administer projects and operations consistent with federal, state, and County policies and regulations;
  • Work effectively under the pressure of emergencies and conflicting demands;
  • Collect, interpret, and evaluate narrative and statistical data pertaining to policy, fiscal, and department operation matters;
  • Document actions and observations;
  • Project the consequences of proposed actions;
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws and regulations;
  • Select appropriate alternatives from among those available;
  • Present findings, recommendations, and policies to individuals and groups in an understandable and persuasive manner;
  • Communicate effectively in writing on matters related to department policies, funding, and operations
  • Monitor expenditures to assure compliance with budgets;
  • Estimate budget needs;
  • Write justifications for funding requests; and
  • Account for variances between projected and actual expenditures.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the CareersInGovernment.com job board. Please submit applications, resumes and CV's to;  Human Resources, Attn: Tim Bunch, 297 Nevada Northern Rail Way #4, Ely, Nevada  89301 or via email to;  tbunch@whitepinecountynv.gov.

Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a State of Nevada driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record. Must be accessible for major emergencies; available to attend meetings outside of normal business hours and/or outside the Ely area.

Additional Information

Experience and Training:  The knowledge and ability listed above may be acquired through different types of education, training, and experience.  An example of a typical way to acquire the qualifying knowledge and ability is listed below:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with coursework in public or business administration, homeland security, community planning, or public safety administration plus two years of experience administering emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs, and publicizing emergency preparedness programs OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-30 pounds to shoulder level.  Visual acuity sufficient to read gauges and observe conditions at disaster sites in a variety of lighting conditions, including bright light, low light and low visibility conditions.

 In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



Work is typically performed in indoor office environments, along with some outdoor environments with intermittent to occasional exposure to unpleasant elements such as vibrations, noise, dust, fumes and odors, dampness, noise levels or extreme weather conditions including heat, rain, snow, cold, wind, and dust. Occasional work in confined areas. Work is typically performed independently. Frequent interruptions of planned work activities by telephone calls, office visitors, and response to unplanned events.

 Applications can be obtained on County Website at; www.whitepinecounty.net

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