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Emergency Management Coordinator - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0049)

(Current employees only.)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $4,867.93 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,792.60 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees only.)


The City of Bellevue is currently accepting applications for a regular, full-time Emergency Management Coordinator position in the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) of the Bellevue Fire Department. OEM performs professional work in planning and coordinating comprehensive emergency management program activities.

This person is responsible for the public emergency preparedness outreach/education program; the internal emergency response training program; and developing and implementing SPAN (Strengthening Preparedness Among Neighbors), MYN (Map Your Neighborhood), and/or CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) programs in Bellevue’s communities.

This person designs emergency response exercises for intergovernmental partners, private sector partners and internal staff; develops training programs and materials for both the public outreach/education program and the internal emergency response training program; and trains City staff, private sector partners, and the City’s citizens in emergency response and preparedness.

The person in this position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency management programs, plans, policies, and procedures with the goal of reducing injury and loss of life, property, or environment in the City of Bellevue as a result of an emergency or disaster. This person will work in all aspects of emergency management programs including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition, this person will perform a role during Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Develop and organize materials used for outreach/education programs and trains community groups on emergency preparedness and SPAN, MYN, and CERT programs.
  • Review current training materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, and content.
  • Recommends NIMS training levels for City staff and monitors NIMS training compliance to meet grant requirements.
  • Conducts data research and analysis and preparing reports.
  • Assists schools, businesses, and other community groups in designing and implementing emergency and disaster plans.
  • Works with other staff in the development, coordination, and support of other emergency management program activities.
  • Writes, reviews, and coordinates a variety of emergency and disaster plans, policies, procedures, and checklists.
  • Develops and recommends procedures and program policies.
  • Develops schedules and work plans.
  • Leads, coordinates, and/or participates in multi-disciplinary groups, activities, or meetings.
  • Develops meeting agendas, conducts public meetings, and tracks timelines.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, presentations, and other materials related to emergency management programs.
  • May supervise volunteers, as assigned.
  • Carries a smart phone and 800 MHZ radio and is available to respond to the EOC during emergencies and disasters.
  • Acts as “on-call” staff, on a rotating basis with other staff, for periods of two to four (2 – 4) days, six (6) times a year for up to seven (7) days, receiving calls during non-business hours, evaluating the situation, and recommending a course of action in which the EOC may need to be activated. This involves working non-traditional and extended hours which may continue for several days or weeks.
  • Performs maintenance, testing, and readiness of emergency management communications systems.
  • Performs other emergency management duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in communications, education, emergency management, business administration, public administration, or related field.
  • Excellent time-management, communication, technical writing, presentation development, facilitation, and organizational skills required.
  • Two or more years of professional related experience in emergency management, community organizing, or other related area.
  • Completion of FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) train the trainer and program manager training required, or willing to obtain with 9 months of employment.
  • Completion of relevant emergency management courses such as the Professional Development Series, EMI Independent Study Series, and appropriate NIMS and ICS courses highly desirable.
  • Two or more years of experience in training the public; train the trainer certificate highly desirable.
  • Two or more years of experience in development of outreach/education programs and guidelines highly desirable.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Must possess the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, business, and citizens.
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively; ability to elicit cooperation.
  • Knowledge of the functions of emergency management including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Knowledge of natural and human caused hazards in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Knowledge of incident command systems and emergency/recovery support functions.
  • Ability to work in an environment where changing priorities are the norm and flexibility is a must; demonstrated skills in managing multiple tasks.
  • Familiarity with various types of audio-visual equipment and possibilities.
  • Technical expertise in all Microsoft Office Suite Programs and SharePoint.
  • Ability to conduct research and present recommendations, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Work may routinely require working nights, weekends, holidays, and/or extended hours as needed.


For further information about the job, please contact Luke Meyers at 425-452-6813. Questions regarding the on-line application should be directed to our IT help desk at 425-452-4340.

Payroll Title:  Emergency Preparedness Coordinator                                                             Position ID #0365


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004