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Number 479 • May 31, 2007 | Past Issues

   

1) Paulison: FEMA is Ready for Hurricane Season

David Paulison, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told Congress May 15 that he expects the agency’s work force to be at 95 percent by today – the start of hurricane season.

FEMA had 30 percent of its staff (about 500 positions) unfilled when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Paulison told Congress that this year there would be no repeat of the inadequate response to Katrina.

For more information on FEMA’s streamlined hiring processes and plans for this hurricane season, visit http://www.federaltimes.com/index.php?S=2761544.

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2) Will Healthcare Staff Report to Work During Crises?

Two studies presented at the 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting examined psychological barriers that might keep doctors, nurses, and support staff from reporting to work in a disaster.

“Healthcare Worker Response to Disaster Conditions,” a report from researchers at Temple University, notes that healthcare workers would be more likely to report to work when they felt that they could be effective in their job and believed it was important for them to work under crisis conditions, according to the lead researcher, Linda Kruus.

For more information about this study, visit http://www.temple.edu/newsroom/2006_2007/05/Stories/HCWstudy.htm.

Researchers at St. John Hospital and Medical Center at Wayne State University surveyed almost 200 nurses, doctors, and hospital workers and found that only 50 percent would definitely report to work during an avian flu outbreak. More than 40 percent replied that they would “maybe” report to work, with eight percent responding “no, even if I would lose my job.”

For more information about this research, visit http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=70828.

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3) ProVention Consortium Research and Action Grants

The ProVention Consortium announces the launch of the 2007-2008 Research and Action Grants for Disaster Risk Reduction. Students and young professionals from developing countries are invited to propose creative projects and innovative ideas for support.

The Research and Action Grants for Disaster Risk Reduction program is designed to engage enthusiastic young students and professionals in developing countries in creating innovative links between research and action in disaster risk reduction. Applicants are invited to seek ways to cut across professional disciplines and to exchange knowledge and engage stakeholders from scientific and academic, civilian, public and private sectors.

A Request for Proposals will be issued on June 1, 2007.

More information on the grant, including specific proposal requirements, is available here, http://www.proventionconsortium.org/?pageid=32&projectid=5.

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4) Call for Abstracts: GREENHOUSE 2007

GREENHOUSE 2007 runs from October 2-5 at the Sydney Hilton, and will feature presentations on the latest Australian and international science findings, as well as many examples of industry and government approaches to tackling climate change.

GREENHOUSE 2007 will cover themes including biosequestration; climate change impacts and adaptation; climate modeling; communicating climate change; energy efficiency; geosequestration; government initiatives; human health; national and international case studies; measurements and observations; mitigating emissions; renewables; and water resources.

To register, submit an abstract, or for more information, visit www.greenhouse2007.com.

The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2007.

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5) Call for Presenters: Church World Service Emergency Response Program Forum on Domestic Disaster Ministry

The Church World Service Emergency Response Program is seeking speakers, panelists, and workshop leaders to present research and case studies, introduce new concepts and approaches, and generate discussion related to domestic disaster mitigation/ preparedness, response, and recovery under the umbrella theme “Economics & Justice in Disasters” for its third forum on Domestic Disaster Ministry.

The forum will bring together experienced volunteers and professionals in disaster ministries from the interfaith community from March 29-April 1, 2008, at Scarritt Bennett, a United Methodist conference facility near the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

The forum theme comes out of the understanding that lack of resources is the biggest underlying factor in making people and communities vulnerable to disasters and the greatest obstacle to disaster recovery. Within this context, forum planners are seeking proposals for presentations and workshops that would look at:

  • What’s Right & Wrong with Federal Disaster Assistance
  • Worker Justice in Disasters
  • Special Disaster Needs of Immigrants
  • Funding Disaster Recovery
  • Sustainable Livelihoods & Affordable Housing In Reducing Disaster Vulnerability
  • Professional Care vs. Local Capacity Building Following Disasters
  • Predatory Lending, Price-Gouging & Unscrupulous Contractors
  • Using Disaster Recovery to Build Economic Vitality of Communities
  • How Climate Change & Other Environmental Issues Are Increasing the Cost of Disasters

Submit proposals to:

Bob Arnold
Church World Service Emergency Response Program
7th Floor, 475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
(212)-870-2471
barnold@churchworldservice.org

The deadline for receiving program proposals is Friday, September 28, 2007.

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6) Some New Web Resources

[Below are some new or updated Internet resources we have discovered. For an extensive list of useful Internet sites dealing with hazards, see www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/.]

The State of Homeland Security 2007
This report, prepared by the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, bills itself as an “annual report card” on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which celebrated its fourth anniversary this year. “Despite the valiant efforts of the employees at the Department, there are troubling signs that the Department’s leadership is critically challenged, with regard to executing the basics of strategic planning and organizational planning, financial management, integration and coordination,” a summary of the report reads. The report summarizes the performance of DHS in each of the 17 areas for which the department has responsibility.

Large Floods in the United States: Where They Happen and Why
This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report shows that the locations of the country’s largest floods are related to regional climatology, topography, and basin size. Using USGS flow data, the report’s authors determined that the general northward trend of decreasing atmospheric moisture, the location’s proximity to oceanic moisture sources such as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and the orientation of topographic all play a role in determining where the nation’s largest floods will occur.

Inaction on Disasters is Not an Option
Written by Salvano Briceno, director of the U.N. Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, this Reuters commentary warns that extremely large disasters loom in our future, especially if we choose to do nothing to mitigate their impacts. Inaction creates the final condition for human tragedy, Briceno writes. “The cost of doing something is modest. But the price of doing nothing will be catastrophic. We know what to do. We know, better than ever, how to do it. And above all, we know that to do nothing is not an option,” the article states.

Global Terrorism Database
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD), developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), is an open-source database that includes information on terrorist events around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2004). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on international as well as domestic terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes almost 80,000 cases. It also includes information on more than 27,000 bombings, 13,000 assassinations, and 2,800 kidnappings.

FEMA Organizational Chart
This PDF document, made available on the International Association of Emergency Managers’ Web site, presents the chain of command and organizational structure of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Special Populations: Tips for First Responders
For first responders and emergency professionals responding to disaster, this document developed by the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability presents easy-to-understand tips on how to best assist people with some types of disability. Included are seniors, people with service animals, people with mobility impairments, people who are mentally ill, people who are blind or visually impaired, people with cognitive disabilities, people with multiple chemical sensitivities, people with autism, and people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Report on the Impacts on Consumers from Potential State and National Legislation Designed to Prepare and Protect Citizens from Natural Catastrophes
This report, prepared for ProtectingAmerica.org, notes that American homeowners could save up to $11.6 billion annually on insurance premiums if a system of state and federal catastrophe funds is put into place. A proposed plan (H.R. 91) would spare private insurers from buying reinsurance coverage for the money they pay out in post-catastrophic claims.

ICDRM/GWU Emergency Management Glossary of Terms
This new glossary was established for purposes of emergency management and education. Developed by the Institute for Crisis, Disasster, and Risk Management (ICDRM) at George Washington University (GWU), it presents more than 70 pages of concise definitions to numerous terms used in emergency management and disaster response.

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7) Conferences, Training, and Events

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. For a comprehensive list of upcoming hazards-related meetings, visit our Web site at www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/conferences.html.]

ENHR International Conference: Sustainable Urban Areas—Rotterdam, Netherlands: June 25-28, 2007. This conference will highlight the many aspects of housing and urban issues in relation to sustainability. Sustainability is a broad concept that can be addressed from many different angles. A common arrangement is to distinguish social, economic, spatial and environmental qualities relating to sustainability, and in the conference these will all come to the fore. Plenary sessions will address current debates in housing and topics related to sustainability. Paper sessions will allow participants to present their research in the urban and housing domain. Additional themes are the sustainable city (innercity development, city transformation), the sustainable environment/region (the metropolitan landscape) and tools to facilitate housing and urban processes (GIS, cadastres, planning games). See http://www.enhr2007rotterdam.nl/home.htm.

XXIV General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics—Perugia, Italy: July 2–13, 2007. This meeting will include sessions on tsunami generation and early warning systems. Part of the tsunami session will be carried out as a workshop on wave and water level data assessment and product development, with the goal of establishing standard procedures for data assessment and data archiving for event analysis. Visit www.iugg2007perugia.it.

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Course—Honolulu, Hawaii: July 16-August 3, 2007. This three-week training course was created by the International Committee of the Red Cross with the participation of the University of Geneva and the World Health Organization to meet the public health needs of health professionals working in emergency situations. Through the facilitation of the Center of Excellence, the HELP course has been taught for eight consecutive years at the East-West Center located on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each class consists of 25 to 30 students from non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and militaries, mostly from countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Although the course is intended for health professionals, candidates who are professional field workers and have a sufficient understanding of health problems will also be considered. See http://www.coe-dmha.org/course_help.htm.

Coastal Zone 2007—Portland, Oregon: July 22-26, 2007. This biennial coastal zone conference (of which this is the fifteenth) is the largest international gathering of ocean and coastal management professionals in the world. Participants represent federal, state, and local governments, academia, nonprofit organizations, and private industry. The conference gives these attendees a platform to discuss the issues facing the world’s coasts and oceans—including coastal hazards—and a forum for discovering new strategies and solutions. Visit www.csc.noaa.gov/cz/.

Americas’ Fire and Security Expo—Miami Beach, Florida: July 24-26, 2007. For anyone involved with fire protection systems and equipment, special hazards, chemical and hazardous material storage and handling, building fire protection, life safety, electrical installations, or security products, this conference offers sessions and workshops presented by leading professionals in those areas as well as opportunities for global sharing of questions, answers, problems, and solutions. See www.americasfireandsecurity.com.

2007 UCOWR/NIWR Conference: Hazards in Water Resources— Boise, Idaho: July 24-26, 2007. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, sabotage, toxic spills, mechanical breakdowns, and other hazards pose similar policy, management, scientific, and technical challenges for water resource systems. This meeting will facilitate the exchange of research, education, policy analysis, and management experience in order to understand, prepare for, and mitigate the consequences of water resources hazards. The meeting will feature specials sessions focusing on the contributions of Gilbert F. White to water resource and natural hazard management. See www.ucowr.siu.edu/Boise.CFP.2007.pdf.

AOGS 2007: Asia Oceanic Geosciences Society (AOGS) 4th Annual Meeting— Bangkok, Thailand: July 30-August 3, 2007. The mission of AOGS is to promote geophysical science for the benefit of humanity in Asia and Oceania. Geoscientists from around the world will gather at this conference to present their work and ideas. There will be multiple sessions on atmospheric, hydrologic, and terrestrial hazards such as typhoons, urban flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes Visit www.asiaoceania-conference.org.

2007 China–U.S. Conference on Disaster Management: Natural and Technological Disasters—Beijing, People’s Republic of China: August 1-4, 2007. The purpose of this conference is to accelerate the exchange of best practices, technologies, and research between professionals and specialists in the field of disaster management. The conference is an interactive learning experience that requires each participant to play an active role in the dialogue and communication around the topic areas. Presenters will be matched with Chinese presenters to speak on the same, or similar, topic. A facilitated discussion with the audience will follow the paired presentations. Visit www.globalinteractions.org.

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Annual Meeting—Oakland, California: August 3-5, 2007. This meeting promotes homeland defense and preparedness for all types of disasters. The annual meeting brings together prominent scientists and experts on strategic and civil defense to speak about real threats versus and manufactured scares. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Category V Denial v. Confronting the Real Threats to America.” See www.ddponline.org/flyer07.htm.

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8) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Homeland Security Specialist
Office of Emergency Management; Greene County, Missouri

View the complete job description here: http://www.greenecountymo.org/web/HR/application.php?job_id=148.

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Deputy Coordinator
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency; Bridgetown, Barbados

View the complete job description here: http://www.cdera.org/cunews/uploads/job_opportunity_deputy_coordinator_cdera2.pdf.

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Emergency Preparedness Initiative Project Assistant
Emergency Preparedness Initiative; Washington, D.C.

General Statement of Duties:

The EPI Project Assistant performs a variety of project-specific tasks related to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Grant (BCKF) and Help Desk, as well as continued development of EPI. This unique position will allow the candidate to interact with a variety of community-based organizations, disability advocacy groups, and emergency management personnel from first responders to local, state, and Federal officials in both the emergency management arena, and the special needs community.

Brief Project Information:

The BCKF grant deliverables include disability preparedness training in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers or family, emergency management professionals, advocacy-based organizations, and community-based service providers for people with disabilities and special needs.

The EPI Help Desk, jointly funded by ALCOA and AIG, will provide technical assistance and information on disability preparedness; special needs requirements for emergency planning, response, and recovery; information on legal requirements and regulatory/governing statutes related to disability and civil rights; and other information as requested. There will be an online web-based portal for clients to access for information requests, as well as a dedicated email address and phone number to call for assistance.

Please visit www.nod.org/emergency for more information on EPI.

Examples of Work Duties: (includes but not limited to):

Provides project support, coordination, and establishes relationships with advocacy organizations and emergency management agencies located in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Participates in teleconference meetings with advocacy organizations and emergency management agencies to determine cooperation of agency, as well as confirming training location and logistics.
Participates in training efforts, as outlined under the BCKF grant deliverables, to include travel into the Gulf Region.
Assists with development of training materials, surveys, press release materials, progress reports and other correspondence defined under the BCKF grant.
Provides technical assistance as defined above to clients accessing the Help Desk via email or phone.
Creates and maintains database and documentation of all Help Desk client inquiries.
Drafting letters, reports, technical memoranda; developing charts and graphics needed for EPI -related meetings, major conferences, planned campaigns; assists with the maintenance and annual review of numerous EPI projects.
Maintains computer, email, and hard copy files in an organized manner.
Providing phone coverage for the organization as needed.
Greeting guests and visitors

Prerequisites for this position include:

Working knowledge of principles and practices of community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, emergency management planning, public administration, intergovernmental coordination, or related field.
Working knowledge and understanding of disability and civil rights laws, the ADA, ADAAG, UFAS, Rehabilitation Act components, and other regulations that apply to people with disabilities and the special needs population.
Candidate should have experience working with people with disabilities, community-based organizations, service providers, and volunteer agencies.
The position requires the ability to work independently and a desire to continue professional development. Candidate must possess communications skills needed to address a range of audiences, with varying degrees of ability, educational levels, and subject-matter knowledge. Candidate should possess traits of dependability, teamwork and integrity. Candidate must also possess an ability to work independently, manage several projects simultaneously and within a time-sensitive environment.
Candidate should have a basic understanding of statistics; knowledge of research methods and quantitative measures; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, elected officials, public safety officials, and the general public.

Computer Knowledge:

Mandatory proficiency in the use of word processing, mail merge, spreadsheet-relational database software programs, and computer graphics, such as desktop publishing is required for this position. The candidate should be proficient in computer technology in order to produce presentable reports for publishing and/or visual aids for presentations to high-level audiences.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

The ideal candidate would hold an undergraduate degree in public service, human sciences, planning, public administration, government, emergency management, public safety or related field.

Related appropriate field or equivalent experience or training in a community-based organization or public safety-related employment, or a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in human services, field emergency medical services, social services, volunteer services or non-profit agencies may be considered to meet KSAs.

The range of responsibility/involvement in the above tasks and the educational background and experience level of the applicant will determine the salary.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Application Information:

Resume: indicating job experience, location, achievements, program involvement, length of service, dates of employment and supervisory contact name and number.

Three professional references and three character references. (Family members and current supervisors are ineligible for these reference requirements.) References will be checked. Candidate is subject to a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

A writing sample related to the following question: (Minimum three double-spaced type written pages, maximum five. If reference materials are used for this sample, please provide appropriate citations.)

How would you increase awareness of emergency preparedness for people with disabilities and how do you suggest person’s with disabilities become involved in emergency preparedness?

Submit completed hard copy application materials to:

Hilary Styron, Director
Emergency Preparedness Initiative
National Organization on Disability
910 Sixteenth Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

No phone calls or emails please. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Initial interviews will be conducted over the phone. Selected candidates will then be invited to come for a personal interview at their own expense. Selected candidates will be subject to writing and word processing tests.

The National Organization on Disability is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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Program Director, Emergency Services Programs
Lincoln Land Community College; Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Community College is currently accepting applications for this half-time, 12-month position reporting to the Associate Dean-Department of Health Professions. This position is responsible for the management of the Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Technology programs. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising program faculty; overseeing all methods of instructional delivery; managing student recruitment and retention; managing clinical and practical educational components of programs; promoting programs; and maintaining and complying with statutory requirements and stated program goals and objectives. Qualifications for the position include current state of Illinois and national credentials as a paramedic; lead instructor qualifications; three years clinical experience as a paramedic, including both pre-hospital and hospital emergency department AND/OR current Illinois State Fire Marshall's Office credentials as a Firefighter II and Instructor I; and three years practical experience as a firefighter. Firefighter III credentials and Instructor II certification are preferred. A baccalaureate degree is also preferred. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, but shall be no less than $22,293 per year with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, Lincoln Land Community College application completed in full and copies of all certifications and college/university transcripts to:

Human Resources
Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Road
P.O. Box 19256
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Email: hr@llcc.edu
Application forms may be downloaded at www.llcc.edu/hr/
or you may contact us at (217)786-2258.

Review of applications will begin May 29, 2007
and will continue until the position is filled.

Lincoln Land Community College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Check our employment opportunities at www.llcc.edu/hr/.

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Program Administrator 1
Office of Emergency Services; Ventura County, California

The Sheriff's Department Office of Emergency Services is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated team player to join our team. The position will support County-wide emergency management efforts which may include: the development of emergency response plans, implementation of public education and training programs, and acting as liaison with local, county, state and federal agencies involved in emergency preparedness and disaster planning functions. This position may be required to perform: project management, coordination of agency representatives, and be responsible for on-going coordination with representatives from County Departments, City Emergency Services, State and Federal Emergency Management, and other agencies. Prepares required reports; compiles and analyzes narrative financial information and statistical data to improve operations, identify program needs and/or change service delivery methods.

SALARY: $1,775.31 to $2,485.44 per bi-week.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5% or 5% based on completion of Associate / Bachelor's / Master's degree.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Possible bilingual incentive depending on the MOA and the needs of the department.

AGENCY / DEPARTMENT: Ventura County Sheriff's Department / Office of Emergency Services.

Program Administrators receive management benefits level M4 and are exempt from overtime compensation.

The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill present and future regular, temporary, fixed-term, intermittent, and extra-help vacancies for this position only.

OPENING DATE: May 21, 2007
FINAL FILING DATE: June 4, 2007

Examples Of Duties:
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Facilitating group discussions and meetings, research and development, report writing, grant administration, coordinating with various agencies and stakeholders, assisting with disaster training and exercises and the development and completion of emergency plans and procedures related to emergency alert, warning and notifications.

Typical Qualifications:
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Equivalent of two (2) years of responsible administrative experience in the area of emergency services or preparedness.

Experience should include public speaking or public presentations. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required, and must be available in the event of a disaster. Candidates should have knowledge of or be familiar with the Incident Command System, California Standardized Emergency Management System and National Incident Management System.

Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid California drivers License.

Examination Process:
FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by the Ventura County Human Resources Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/hr. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Loc#1970, Ventura, CA 93009. We do not accept resumes in lieu of our application form, nor do we accept any application materials via email.

Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Experience portion of the application to determine eligibility. Using "see resume" or "Resume Text" in lieu of adequately completing the application will result in being screened out from further consideration.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire is considered part of the application and may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant’s qualifications and acceptability for the position.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation may be conducted to either select a limited number of the most qualified candidates to continue through the examination process, or, if there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, assign a score to each applicant based on established criteria. Such score will be considered as a final score for placement on the eligible list.

ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: Job related oral examinations will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of 70 percent or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one year.

PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT’S PERSONNEL BUREAU. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST.

For further information regarding this recruitment, please contact Donna Smith by email to donna.smith@ventura.org or phone (805) 654-2848.

Agency: Ventura County
Address: 800 S. VICTORIA AVENUE LOC. #1970 Ventura, California 93009 Map/Directions
Phone: (805) 654-2571
Web Site: http://www.ventura.org/hr
E-mail: maryjo.spencer@ventura.org

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Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Denver Health Medical Center; Denver, Colorado

POSITION SUMMARY: Manages the Emergency Management program for Denver Health and the Community Health Program. Performs full professional level emergency management work coordinating and implementing emergency operation plans. Coordinates and designs emergency exercises internally and with City and County of Denver Office of Emergency Management and other outside organizations. This position is responsible for development and implementation of all training materials and documentation required to ensure compliance with all regulatory entities in the emergency management field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelors degree, preferably in medical field or related to emergency preparedness.

Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience in Occupational Safety, Emergency Management or related first responder field i.e. Paramedic, EMT or Fire Department, or hospital nursing. Proficient in personal computers with an emphasis in spreadsheet design and graphics packages. Experience interpreting codes and standards and ability to relate them to others as they apply to emergency management planning or operations. Ideal candidate will have basic knowledge and experience in Hospital Emergency Incident Command (HEICS) or National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required License: Possession of a valid Colorado Drivers license at all times during employment

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient and high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. Denver Health integrates acute hospital and emergency care with public and community health to deliver preventative, primary and acute care services.

Conveniently located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

Salary Range - per hour
(Min, Mid, Max) $33.50, $43.55, $53.60
Shift Varies

To apply, go to www.denverhealth.org and click on the career center link.

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Director, School of Fire and Emergency Response
Miami Dade College; Miami, Florida

The Director of the School of Fire and Emergency Response is responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the school which encompasses the Fire Academy and emergency management training and which currently coordinates studies in environmental sciences.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Directs all administrative and fiscal functions of the school
-Develops training proposals for emergency response, fire personnel, and inspectors in response to workforce needs
-Monitors the school's compliance with local, state, federal training regulations
-Seeks and maintains training program accreditation or certification
-Serves as the Colleges representative on state and national emergency response task forces
-Researches state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines regarding emergency response
-Seeks, prepares and monitors grants
-Hires, trains and supervises full and part time personnel
-Serves on Campus and College Committees
-Participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines with regard to disaster preparedness and response
-Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
-Masters degree and six (6) years of relevant management experience in the area of emergency preparedness and response; or Bachelors degree and ten (10) years of emergency preparedness and response management experience; preference given to individuals with a proven track record of obtaining grants and creating new training initiatives
-Must possess excellent leadership skill and the ability to create and implement a vision for the school
-Must possess excellent communication and computer skills
-Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

This position has been designated as Essential. When the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such position may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue the operations at the College

To apply please visit us at www.mdc.jobs

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