Adams County Office of Emergency Management - Intern Opportunity

Instead of talking about service, helping your community or getting involved in making Colorado safer, why not actually do it?  Or, are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in emergency management to augment your studies, to help with your job search or to assist with a career change?

Adams County's Office of Emergency Management has a need for a volunteer intern.  The intern would work directly with emergency management coordinators on various projects, including hazard mitigation planning and plans review, support Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) council meetings as well as attend county-level meetings with the Emergency Managers and related representatives.

Apart from serving on a cool team, one of the tangible benefits this service offers is emergency management-related training including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) classes, Wildland Fire Conference and/or incident management training.

The position will last for six months and requires a demonstrated interested in emergency management.  In addition, enrollment in, or completion of, a degree proram in emergency management, environmental science or other related field or completion of a certificate program in emergency management is also also required.  You must also have a driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Experience with web page and social media is also preferred!

Applications can be submitted online on the Adams County Current Career Opportunities Page and the closing date for apps is 1/18/10.  Any questions, contact Heather McDermott, Coordinator, Adams County Office of Emergency Management at