Emergency Management Coordinator - Fire


Emergency Management Coordinator - Fire (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Fire
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Pay Range $72,143.00 - $102,858.00/yr - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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 Job Description

Grade 23

General Statement of Duties

Develop, enhance and coordinate relationships with city departments, local officials, state agencies, health care, first responders and other partners to develop a common operating framework for emergency management initiatives.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Develops partnerships, and/or builds upon existing partnerships, with state and local public health and safety entities;
  • Coordinates the planning and preparedness, organizing, training, evaluation and implementation of emergency management initiatives including public health, integrated crises and emergency services;
  • Oversees emergency management planning to develop integrated critical incident and emergency management resources, in coordination with City Departments, emergency services, state agencies and other essential partners;
  • Provides reporting, updates and data sharing to state and local entities as well as other partners to advance evidence based strategies in safety and prevention;
  •  Works in concert with the Public Health Director and senior health department management to assure cross cutting integration;
  • Educates the general public and promotes awareness of the risks associated with substance misuse;
  • Develops a plan with state and local entities on public health harm reduction strategies for overdose related harms and fatalities;
  • Manages coordination of care across programs and monitors follow-up in accordance with quality assurance, best practices and professional standards;
  • Establishes and maintains positive collaborative working relationships with stakeholders in the Crisis Management/Civil Commitment processes including; emergency rooms, hospitals, police, corrections facilities, community treatment and homelessness agencies;
  • Establishes policies, procedures and provides training in public health awareness and substance misuse prevention strategies;
  • Represents the Emergency Management Division and /or Health Department in regional meetings and participates in decisions regarding allocation of resources for all hazards/crisis responses;
  • Prepares and assists in budget development in assigned area, including reviews of revenues and expenditures throughout the fiscal year;
  • Ensures that all City Departments and non-government agencies included within the plan, are briefed of their role;
  • Coordinates with local emergency response agencies on communication planning directed toward the general public;
  • Manages public information programs for the community with regards to safety and health;
  • Liaison to public health officials, hospitals and clinics, and public/private sector medical personnel;
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the City’s newly developed emergency management plans;
  • Coordinates incident management/incident command training for the Police Department, Fire Department, Health Department and other stakeholders upon request;
  • Coordinates with the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other volunteer groups/organizations associated with disaster response efforts, e.g. emergency homeless sheltering;
  • Coordinates and participates in emergency management preparedness and resiliency training programs for the general public;
  • Seeks and secures matching federal and state funds through grants and other assistance available;
  • Assists in the coordination of the Hazard Mitigation planning process;
  • Participates with Joint Information Center activities as needed;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Safety, Public Health, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a related field.
  • Considerable experience working with health care, social service and human services entities and in emergency management and/or public health emergency planning; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

• Master’s Degree preferred;
• Intermediate and Advanced Incident Command System (ICS) Coursework (within 6 months from date of hire);
• Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Preferred;
• International Association of Emergency Mangers (IAEM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification preferred;
• Valid New Hampshire Driver’s License.

City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2024
Pay Range $72,143.00 - $102,858.00/yr - plus comprehensive benefits package