Thursday, June 10, 2010

Job Available: Multnomah County EM

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Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management is seeking applications for a limited duration Regional Planner. This position is expected to last up to two years. This position will be open until filled. First review of applications will occur during the week of June 14, 2010.

Multnomah County Emergency Management (MCEM) anticipates and responds effectively to emergencies with compassion, equity, transparency, efficiency, diligence and collaboration. MCEM leads Multnomah County efforts to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from all emergencies, disasters and operational interruptions. This office reports directly to the County Chair and receives administrative support from the Department of County Management.

The Regional Planner will assist the five counties (Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Clark County, Washington) and City of Portland Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdictions with implementation of UASI grant programs, projects and requirements as well as to more broadly enhance emergency preparedness across the region. The incumbent will work with representatives from districts and jurisdictions within the County and other counties to develop and maintain plans and procedures used to prevent, protect, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters. This position also assists in the development of Federal emergency management grant applications and implements grant-funded projects for the UASI region.

To Qualify:

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible emergency management work for a municipal, state or federal government agency, AND;
Training: 1) Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with major course work in management, emergency management, public or business administration or a related field; 2) knowledge of current Emergency Management principles, concepts, best practices and procedures related to preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation; AND;
Other: 1) Requires the ability to pass a criminal background check;