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Job Title: Emergency Mangement Program Specialist PART TIME
Department: Chelan County Sheriff Department
Job Type: NonExempt
Salary: $ 18.74 - $ 21.69 / Hourly  s061
Posted: October 03, 2017
Application Deadline: December 04, 2017

Job Location

Chelan County Sheriff Department
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


 (20-25 hours per week) This is a non-commissioned, Civil Service position.  This Emergency Management Program Specialist position plans for and coordinates “all-hazard” responses to major incidents throughout Chelan County, whether natural or man-made. 


  • Ability to perform duties using the “teamwork” concept within the current Emergency Management Office structure.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Performing basic mathematical calculations.

    Ability to learn and understand basic 2-way radio operation and programming procedures.

  • Using office equipment such as phones, copiers, calculators, fax machines and scanners.

  • Using computer and related software applications.

  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels, with the public, community leaders, and members of other organizations.

  • Safe and proper operation of Sheriff’s Office vehicles including emergency vehicle operations.

    Proper use and care of other types of equipment necessary for the performance of duties.

  • The ability to read, interpret, comprehend, and apply various written and verbal policies procedures, rules, regulations, and laws.

  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of people and audiences.

  • The ability to prepare comprehensive detailed reports and plans.

  • The ability to anticipate, analyze, and evaluate potential disaster problems and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and directives governing disaster and emergency response and preparedness.

    Obtain training in basic Search and Rescue skills and procedures.

  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals.

  • The ability to elicit the cooperation and support of county and city personnel; including volunteers.

  • The ability to coordinate state and federal grant funding, maintain accurate budget records, and compile and submit necessary documentation for grant/disaster reimbursements.

  • Ability to perform outside normal business hours and/or for extended periods of time.

    General understanding of government budgeting procedures.

  • Knowledge of the principals of planning, developing, and coordinating emergency response services.

  • Understand the techniques of the “All-Hazard” emergency concept, response, and recovery.

  • Understand the interrelationships, responsibilities, goals, and functions of local, state, and federal government in planning and implementing emergency services.

  • Ability to maintain a professional level of service and composure during emergency events.

  • Understanding of emergency communications and computer systems, and techniques of training, public speaking, and public relations.

    Computer operation skills to include familiarization with Excel, Word, and Access programs.

  • The Following Training and Experience are Preferred, but not required

    Four year degree in Public Administration, Planning, or related field.

  • 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), and ICS-300 (Intermediate ICS).

  • Experience with basic two-way radio operations and programming.

  • Familiarization with Tier II hazardous material classifications.

  • Prior instructor development training.

  • Physical Demands of Position

    Primarily a day shift position Monday through Friday and response to critical incidents at any time.

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

  • May involve long periods of 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 including emergency vehicle operation and may include extended periods of travel mostly within the state.

  • Performing duties outdoors including all kinds of inclement weather.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and maintain the “All-Hazard” emergency response and recovery activities for the Chelan County Department of Emergency Management.

    Develop and maintain program elements of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) in accordance with federal and state requirements.

  • Assist in maintaining of the interoperable 2-way radio communications system for the Sheriff’s Office by use of basic radio programming software; both mobile and portable radio assets.

  • Assist in assuring agency radio communication hardware and licensing conforms to FCC regulations.

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

  • Assist with coordination, logistics, planning and response to Search and Rescue missions.Available and willing to respond to after-hour callouts during emergency situations.

  • Coordinate NIMS compliance and reporting activities for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and manage numerous subaccounts through NIMSCAST for entities required to achieve and maintain NIMS compliance.Also provide guidance to county and city government as well as emergency response disciplines.Must be able to obtain Basic ICS Instructor Level.

    Research, analyze, and develop emergency preparedness procedures and resources for unincorporated areas of the county and individual cities within the county when contracted.

  • Assist with emergency operations by providing resource, logistics, and public information officer support during emergency situations and/or drills.

  • Participate in and support the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and its functions/activities.

  • Participate in the leadership, guidance and support of regional and local emergency management committees and councils.

    Assist with research and prepare reports, forms, and applications necessary for various emergency management related grants.

  • Assist in the coordinated activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) facilities and equipment.

  • Assist in the design and execution of emergency management tabletop and functional exercises/drills; provide instruction and guidance to exercise and event participants; evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of exercises and event response.

  • Assist with training programs for emergency response personnel and volunteers (emergency workers); and present public education demonstrations in areas of expertise and/or certifications; compile or prepare instructional materials for training and public education.

  • Assist in maintaining the Emergency Management property inventory.

  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of critical sites and infrastructures within the county, and assist in developing plans and strategies for vulnerability mitigation.

  • Assist with the Emergency Worker (volunteer) program to ensure workers are properly registered, trained, and classified in accordance to WADDC Chapter 118-04 & WAC 38.52.

  • Ensure the National Weather Service (NWS) “Storm Ready” program requirements are met and maintained.

  • Assist with Hazardous Material release incidents as received through the Local, Federal (National Response Center (NRC)), or State (WA State Duty Officer – DEM) channels.

  • Provide National Incident Management (NIMS) guidance as needed during emergencies.

  • Assist with the planning of evacuations and subsequent routes as necessary.

  • Any other reasonable special projects or duties as assigned.

    Basic Knowledge Requirements

    Must have capacity to maintain strictest confidentiality related to information and materials handled and processed.

  • Proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and math.

  • Terminology and basic procedures necessary in the performance of duties.

  • Applicable laws and ordinances pertaining to the performance of duties for this position.

    Have an understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure by successfully completing on-line and classroom incident command system (ICS) courses.Required courses within first six months of employment include: ICS-100 (on-line course); ICS-200 (on-line); and ICS-700 (on-line).Required course within first 18 months of employment: ICS-300 (classroom course).

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States Citizen.

    Minimum age of 21.

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

  • 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.

To apply:

  1. Subit a letter of interest (must include position name Emergency Mangement Specialist PART TIME.
  2. Complete the Chelan County Employment Application
  3. Complete Civil Service Application (must be notarized or not a complete applciation)
  4. Complete Personal History Statement 

All documents are due no later than 5PM December 4, 2017.  Submit to Kami Rosser, Chelan County Civil Service Examiner, 400 Douglas Street, Suite 201, Wenatchee, WA 98801 or