- Statewide Volunteer Coordinator (State Emergency Management)
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This is highly responsible professional, technical and public contact work in the coordination of disaster services between the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and other state and local agencies and private and volunteer social assistance agencies.
The employee in this class serves as the primary liaison between SEMA and government and private/volunteer agencies involved in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities and must comply with applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, published policies and established procedures, statewide. The intent is to improve the capability of agencies to respond to emergency and disaster incidents and to facilitate the coordination and delivery of all forms of assistance to individuals and families during disaster response and recovery operations. Work includes the development of statewide emergency response plans, procedures, measures and training. Duties also include responsibility for collecting and disseminating information concerning emergency events during disaster and emergency situations. Work is of an independent nature with review by an administrative supervisor for compliance to state emergency response and recovery goals.
Provides advice and guidance to SEMA and other state and local governmental agencies regarding the role and responsibilities of volunteer organizations in disaster and emergency situations.
Initiates and maintains, through the solicitation and support of their participation, a close working relationship between SEMA, and the Missouri General Assembly, and other state and local agencies and volunteer organizations active in disaster preparedness activities, training and exercises to improve the private sector's response capabilities with respect to emergency assistance, mass care and other appropriate response and recovery activities.
Serves as a key staff member of the state staff during disaster and emergency situations.
Collects and disseminates information concerning emergency incidents to appropriate personnel and agencies.
Monitors the provision of emergency assistance, mass care and disaster welfare inquiries in response to emergency situations.
Provides technical assistance to state and local governmental bodies in the development and maintenance of applicable sections of emergency management plans for response to natural and man-made disasters.
Reviews leadership of volunteer organizations in their formation, maintenance and growth to enhance their coordination and cooperation prior to and following disaster occurrences.
Maintains the Missouri Disaster Recovery Resource Guide.
Assists and participates in training courses and exercises.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Four years of professional experience in one or more of the areas of qualifying experience described below, of which two years must have been in an administrative, consultative or managerial capacity, and graduation from an accredited four year college or university with specialization in public, personnel or business administration, political science, education, the social sciences or in a closely related area. (Graduate work in any of these areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience.)
1. Experience in an emergency management, social assistance or outreach capacity working and dealing closely with governmental, public, and private agencies who provide such assistance.
2. Experience in coordinating provisions of human services assistance between agencies.
3. Experience in handling public relations duties.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, published policies and established procedures.
Considerable knowledge of the different types of private, volunteer and governmental emergency response and recovery programs and their purpose.
Skill at coordinating logistical support, such as communications, transportation, supplies, shelter, etc. in support of disaster relief.
Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related emergency management information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees and officials of other governmental units, and with civic and community groups.
Ability to coordinate information, people, resources and organizations to react to emergencies and disasters.
Ability to present information effectively before professional and lay groups, volunteers and civic organizations.
Ability to assemble, correlate, and analyze facts related to emergency management and to make documented reports concisely and effectively.
Ability to demonstrate a creative ability to initiate a statewide program.
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