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March 24, 2017

Classification:   Non-Exempt

Nature of Work
           Under the supervision of the executive director, assistant director the Emergency Planning Programs Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operation and coordination of all emergency planning-related projects and programs involving the South Central Ozark Council of Governments. These programs include the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee, assisting with the development of county All Hazard Mitigation plans and the updates thereto, Pre-Disaster and Disaster Mitigation grants for local communities and eligible entities in the region.

Responsibilities performed on a daily and/or weekly basis include:

  • Providing detailed information and technical assistance to member governments and the general public in meeting state and federal requirements and answering questions;
  • Providing information and educational programs on current emergency planning opportunities to local governments;
  • Analyzing and researching various emergency response related problems and/or opportunities;
  • Developing and implementing plans and programs to meet federal, state and local mandates concerning emergency planning regulations;
  • Seeking and securing additional funding for meeting emergency needs of the region;
  • Serving as a liaison between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and other local, state and federal agencies working in emergency planning areas;
  • Following legislation on both state and federal levels that impacts the South Central Ozark Council of Governments communities;
  • Providing administrative support to emergency planning and other related committees;
  • Implementing existing emergency planning programs;
  • Coordinating with the appropriate staff to prepare budgets and reports;
  • Preparing progress reports for state and federal grant programs; and
  • Performance of any other tasks assigned.

           This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the South Central Ozark Council of Governments are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

           A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major emphasis in emergency management, planning, education, or related fields. One year of relevant experience is preferred but not required. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education. Applicant must possess strong writing skills, an eye for detail, an ability to work well with people and excellent communication skills. Applicant must be self-motivated, have a working knowledge of the South Central Ozark Council of Governments and able to work independently. Must possess the ability and demonstrate the willingness to work well with co-workers, commissioners and the desire to work in a team atmosphere. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirments
           Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; nighttime driving is necessary. Must be able to converse in English by phone and in person with the public. Diction must be clear and audible for presentations. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes and displays weighing approximately 35-40 pounds. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to visit and move about project related construction sites. Must be able to travel overnight alone.

           For additional information please email jmurrell@scocog.org or phone 417-256-4226. Location of the office where the work will be performed is in Pomona, Mo. Resumes and letters of interest can be emailed or mailed to Director, P. O. Box 100, Pomona, Mo. 65789.

SCOCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer