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Coordinator of The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Coordinator of The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – The Westshore Council of Governments is seeking a candidate for a part-time position. The Coordinator will perform various duties that include the management of programs on emergency preparedness, conduct informational safety courses, organize surrounding communities in the distribution of safety protocols, as well as recruit, instruct and train emergency management volunteer personnel. The position requires at least two (2) year’s experience in working with municipal governments in the realm of public safety and must complete the training on CERT Management and CERT Train-the-Trainer programming. Active CPR and basic First Aid Certification required. Applications and copy of the Position Description may be obtained at http://www.rrcity.com/human-resources/#employment or at Rocky River City Hall. The city of Lakewood is a member of CERT, a program administered by Rocky River. Submit completed application, cover letter and resume by January 22, 2016. to: Michael Greco, Director of Human Resources, City of Rocky River, 21012 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, OH 44116. The City of Rocky River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Email: Humanresources@rrcity.com

SUMMARY OF MAJOR DUTIES:

Under the direct supervision of The Westshore Council of Governments, the Coordinator of Westshore Regional CERT performs various duties that include the management of programs on emergency preparedness and informational safety courses, organize surrounding communities in the distribution of safety protocols and information regarding times of emergency preparedness, as well as recruit, instruct, and train emergency management volunteer personnel on the topics of public crisis readiness and other safety related programs.

SUMMARY OF REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The positions requires at least two year’s experience in working with municipal governments in the realm of public safety and emergency response issues. Must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead, command, and manage a volunteer organization, as well as possess extensive knowledge in operational and logistical emergency planning. Must complete training on CERT including CERT Management and CERT Train-the Trainer. Active CPR and basic First Aid Certification required.

SUMMARY OF EQUIPMENT USED:

The Coordinator utilizes standard equipment including, but not limited to the City’s telephone system, computers, and copy machine. May utilize emergency response equipment such as 911 phone system, and various electronic communications equipment during emergency type situations.

SUMMARY OF WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work may be performed in a relatively secure office area where volunteers are controlled and monitored, or in a field environment, which includes riding in emergency vehicles, and occasionally involves potential exposure to adverse weather, threatening or dangerous conditions.

­MAJOR DUTIES AND TASKS: 

Duty                                                                                       Percentage of Time Spent on Duty

  1. Operations and Training                                                             40%
  • Instruct command team during activations and large events*
  • Implement and direct full scale exercises*
  • Conduct individual training session and interventions for various emergency situations*
  • Execute full activation of plans during emergencies and monitor command instructions*
  • Advise large scale community events and assist with staffing*
  • Monitor all necessary equipment and supplies for region (i.e. inventory, maintenance of equipment, tracking, and organization of such materials)
  • Serves as primary contact for public requesting information and/or emergency preparedness related information
  • Assist in the development of policy and procedures related to regional emergency preparedness plans
  • Maintain active membership to county boards and committees
  1. Volunteer Management 30%
  • Coordinate with the local OIC (Police and Fire Department) during emergency situations
  • Develop strategic plans for various emergency situations and develop mission statements, visions, and overall goals for group
  • Maintain training schedules and conduct meeting on various safety topics
  • Facilitate all meetings, trainings, and mock exercises for volunteers
  • Prepares meeting agendas, summaries and minutes
  • Execute Semi-annual new member drive for new recruits
  1. Administrative                                                                                     20%
  • Maintains recordkeeping system that tracks all training and certifications of volunteers and staff
  • Assists in the preparation of the budget for emergency preparedness and training sessions
  • Researches grant opportunities on specific topics related to community emergency preparedness
  • Develop and/or participate in fundraising activities for Westshore Regional CERT
  • Answer emails and phones calls related to position and safety topics
  1. Miscellaneous 10%
  • Maintains records, statistics, and other pertinent information
  • Assists in the preparation of reports and other documents requested by the Westshore Council of Governments or other entities
  • Attends various professional and community trainings related to emergency preparedness
  • Participate in community outreach and safety events that promote CERT such as business fairs, employee organizations, schools and other public organizations

*Denotes essential function of the job

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

The position requires knowledge of:

  • Developing and preparing presentation/lesson plans for emergency preparedness training
  • Identifying and re-evaluation emergency preparedness training needs for various groups and organizations
  • Conducting public presentations and promotions to stimulate interest in disaster preparedness
  • Training individuals to deliver objectives to volunteers on the core elements of CERT
  • Local and regional geography, streets, neighborhoods, business locations and landmarks*
  • County, state and federal computer based information programs*

The position requires skills and abilities to:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with local, county, state and federal agencies as well as with co-workers, City officials and the public*
  • Exercise independent judgment and make decisions in stressful or dangerous situations
  • Maintain composure during stressful, confrontational or threatening situations
  • Apply first aid and provide emergency response*
  • Observe, monitor and recall details of situations and behavior
  • Operate standard computer software programs such as word processing 

* Can be acquired after hire