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Job Title: Emergency Management Specialist FULL TIME 40 hours
Department: Chelan County Sheriff Department
Job Type: NonExempt
Salary: $ 3,327.92 - $ 3,852.06 / Monthly  
Posted: October 02, 2017
Application Deadline: December 04, 2017

Job Location

Chelan County Sheriff Department
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


This is a non-commissioned, Civil Service position.  This Emergency Management Program Specialist position is an administrative assistant to the sergeant of the of the county Emergency Management division which may occasionally involve response to emergency situation in a support capacity.  The position assists with planning, mitigation and coordination of “all-hazard” incident management throughout Chelan County, whether natural or man-made.  This position will often liaison directly with the Washington State Emergency Management Division while assisting in the preparation and management of federal grant funding.

Medical, Dental, Retirement Plan




Minimum Qualifications

  • United States Citizen.

    Minimum age of 21.

  • High School diploma or GED.Minimum 2 year college degree or related experience.

    Ability to pass entrance exam.

  • Computer keyboard proficiency.

  • No convictions for felony or disqualifying misdemeanor offenses as determined by the Sheriff and Chelan County Hiring Regulations.

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.

  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical demands of the position.

    Ability to read, write and fully comprehend the English language.

  • Combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

  • Successful completion of background, psychological and polygraph examinations as determined by the Sheriff.

    The Following Training and Experience are Preferred, but not required

  • Experience in clerical office duties, planning, or related field.

    Ability to communicate in both the English and Spanish language.

  • Experience in emergency plan development.

  • Prior successful completion of Incident Command System courses: ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System), ICS-200 (Basic Incident Command System), ICS-700 (National Incident Management System).

  • Experience with basic two-way radio operations.

    General familiarization with Tier II hazardous material inventory classifications.

Physical Demands of Position

  • Primarily a day shift position Monday through Friday with occasional response to critical incidents at any time.Mandatory overtime during emergency situations.

  • May involve long periods sitting at a desk manipulating phones, office machines, and computers.

  • May involve long periods of standing.

  • Walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

  • Occasional exertion of minimum to moderate force for lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and moving objects.

  • Mobility to move between various offices, work stations, multi-level buildings, and varying outdoor terrain.

  • Operation of various kinds of vehicles which may include extended periods of travel mostly within the state.

  • Occasionally perform duties outdoors including during various weather conditions.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with Emergency Management planning, mitigation, response and recovery throughout “All-Hazard” incidents which occur within Chelan County.

    Maintain program elements of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) in accordance with federal and state requirements for both Chelan County and the five municipalities contracting with the county for Emergency Management services.

  • Assist with processing and monitoring of reports, forms, and applications directly related to state and federal Emergency Management grants which partially fund the county Emergency Management Division.Specific grants are the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant and the Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG).

    Assist in public relations via answering of telephones and greeting of the public at the Emergency Management Office.Respond to public inquiries and requests in person, via telephone, social media, or other methods of communication. Direct customers to appropriate staff or resources. May provide administrative information such as explaining public meetings, policies and procedures, and identifying specific county codes.

  • Assist in the compilation of documentation used for preparation of detailed reports and applications to state (i.e., State Fire Mobilizations) and federal emergency management (i.e., FMAG) agencies for reimbursement and financial assistance need to recover funding from declared communications.

  • Ability to function as a “Team Member” within the Emergency Management division during day to day activities, emergencies, events or exercises.

  • Support emergency operations by providing public information via phone calls, social media and outreach.Staffing of the Emergency Management office.

    Assume administrative responsibility for a specific project, either conducted independently or with the assistance of other employees; identify resource needs and develop action plans; may set up plans and procedures for achieving objectives and provide leadership to work teams as assigned.

  • Support the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and its function or activities by attending meetings, disseminating emails, and maintaining minutes.

  • Actively participate in the coordinated activation and sustainment of the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and attend training specific to the operation and management of an EOC.

  • Assist in planning, designing and documenting emergency management “all-hazard” tabletop and functional exercises. Provide general instruction and guidance to exercise participants.

    Assist in the monitoring and tracking of agency personnel training records.

  • Compile and prepare instructional materials for training and public education.

  • Remain current on issues of interest to the County specific to the Emergency Management discipline; implement follow-up actions and/or keep supervisors informed when action is required

  • Assist with the collection and dissemination of Tier II hazardous material inventory reports (Section 312) as defined under SARA (EPCRA) requirements.

  • Assist with the coordination of NIMS compliance and reporting activities for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and municipalities within the county.

    Assist with the writing, reviewing and updating of county evacuation plans and emergency action plans; while also tracking outside agency emergency plans submitted to the County Emergency Management Division.

  • Any other reasonable duties as assigned.

Additional Information

To Apply:

  1. Submit a letter of interest.  Letter must have job description Emergency Management Specialist FULL TIME
  2. Complete the Chelan County Application
  3. Supplemental Application  Waiver must be notarized to be consider to be a complete applciation.
  4. Personal History Statement

Submit all completed documents to Kami Rosser, Civil Service Examiner, 400 Douglas Street, Suite 201, Wenatchee WA. 98801