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Emergency Management Specialist 

Category Emergency Management  


Under the general supervision of the Emergency Management Director, the employee is assigned duties in administrative and operational work developing, coordinating, and implementing plans, programs, and systems for all emergency management mission areas, including prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Supports the Emergency Management Director in the management of the County's communication and technology programs.



  1. Assists in coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities with local, state, and federal agencies.
  2. Coordinates with applicable regulatory and regional agencies as directed.
  3. Assists in the development, implementation, or coordination of emergency management plans and procedures.
  4. Inventories, inspects, and tests response equipment such as supplies, vehicles, computers, and facility systems, as assigned
  5. Develops and promotes public education materials; provides public presentations to varying audiences
  6. Generates various complex and specialized correspondence, memorandums, agendas, reports, forms, and manuals
  7. Participates in various working groups and planning committees
  8. Assists in emergency management exercises and drills
  9. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform recovery duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  10. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  11. Face tattoos (from ear to ear and hairline of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) are prohibited.
  12. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the County's offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Knowledge of administrative support functions, e.g., records management, report processing, and finance administration
  • Skill in interpersonal communications with the ability to communicate verbally, in writing. Must be able to conduct presentations and platform instruction.
  • Skill in the use of computers and the ability to access, operate, and maintain various software applications and operate basic office equipment.
  • Ability to review and understand local, state, and federal regulations, rules, and standards related to programs supported by the Emergency Management Division.
  • Ability to work in a dynamically changing environment supporting team members in the coordination of disaster management activities
  • Ability to operate communications equipment, generators, outdoor lighting, audio/visual systems, and other field response equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with other agencies, personnel, co-workers, and public
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions quickly.



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree in emergency management, business or public administration, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in emergency management, public safety, or public administration.
  • Three (3) years of project management experience.



  • Valid Florida Driver's License and driving record acceptable to the insurance provider
  • FEMA Professional Development Series within six (6) months of employment
  • Florida Associate Emergency Manager Certification within two (2) years.
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to sit or stand or walk for long periods.
  • Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs alone; up to 50 lbs with assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate, both orally and in writing, effectively.



  • Routinely works regular office hours but must be prepared to work flexible hours (including nights, weekends, and holidays) or overtime when required due to emergencies.
  • Occasionally works impacted areas during emergencies
  • Perform duties under varying, and possible extreme, weather conditions
  • Requires some local travel to perform assessments or attend meetings
  • May be required to attend out-of-town seminars/training of overnight or longer duration.


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-Exempt Status

Revised 10/01/2023

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $17.73 - $25.36 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date 05/27/2024  
Position Emergency Management Specialist - 2022  
Division Emergency Management  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/13/2024  
Location Emergency Management  
Flyer None Specified 

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