Job Announcement - DEM Regional Emergency Management Field Manager - South/Southeast Region

As an Emergency Management Field Manager, this position coordinates with and provides emergency management technical assistance to local government emergency management organizations in South and Southeast Colorado prior to, during and following a major emergency or natural disaster. The emphasis is on preparedness actions to improve local and state response and recovery to all hazards emergencies. The position strengthens local and regional capability through development and validation of emergency plans, policies, training and exercises with first responders and local elected/appointed officials; fosters interagency and inter-jurisdictional mutual aid cooperation; and implements public emergency preparedness education programs and awareness. In addition, position provides technical assistance with grant administration and ensures compliance with contract and reporting requirements by conducting on-site visits with assigned jurisdictions; assists local governments with hazard analyses, supports local and regional efforts to assess all hazards threats and risks; assists in presentations and provides training courses for emergency management personnel and first responders.

CLOSING DATE: January 21, 2011

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND three years of professional experience in emergency management planning and response operations.

SUBSTITUTION: Professional experience in emergency management planning and response operations which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. Necessary special requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license. Background check required.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are used as part of the selection and exam process. Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position and will be ranked to determine the most qualified applicants for this position. Be sure your application specifically addresses all the requirements listed above.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available on the Dept. of Local Affairs' employment website at To apply submit your completed State of Colorado Employment Application for Announced Vacancies and a current resume directly to the Department of Local Affairs, Human Resources Office, 1313 Sherman Street, Room #315, Denver, CO 80203, or fax 303-866-2251, by 5:00 p.m. on the announcement closing date. If your application and resume are not received by the closing date of this announcement, you will not be considered for this position. If you have any questions, please contact Susie Esparza at 303-866-5884 or email Please include your current e-mail address on your application, as most correspondence regarding this position will be electronic-based. The department cannot guarantee the successful delivery of e-mail. You will be notified of the status of your application two weeks after the closing date of the announcement. If you do not receive information regarding the status your application after this time, please contact (303) 866-5884.

Failure to complete and timely submit the application and resume may result in your application not being considered for this position. The application and related documents must be received (postmarks will not suffice) by the Human Resources Office by 5:00 PM on the closing date listed above.

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