Use all available means to inform public of the function of county EMA office.
Speaks to civic groups, students and emergency responders on the importance of emergency
Ensures that weather watch and warnings are issued to the general public.
Issues emergency public information.C. Training and Development
Participates in professional development courses offered by state and federal agencies.
Attends and participates in seminars on planning, budgeting, shelter management, etc.
Attends workshops and exercises conducted by state and federal agencies.
Reads and complies with all bulletins issued by state and keeps abreast of news andinformation which pertains to Emergency Management.
Plan and implement training programs for volunteer and emergency response personnel,county agencies and the general public.
Coordinates planning and participates in exercises to test the disaster plans.D. Coordination of Resources
Prepares and maintains lists all available county personnel and natural resources that can beused to cope with a disaster.
Coordinates resources of local response groups, medical, law enforcement, public works,Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), volunteer fire and rescue, so as to be moreeffective in emergency situations.E. EOC and Shelter Operations
Oversees & directs all activities of the EOC in accordance with the Emergency Operations
Approves all messages to the general public and emergency response agencies duringemergency operations.
Coordinates and maintains any necessary shelter operations to include special needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively with and to establish and maintaineffective working relationships with county commissioners, elected officials, employees,emergency responders and the general public.
Knowledge of principles of accounting and bookkeeping.
Writing skills to develop and maintain emergency plans and procedures.
Ability to work independently and exercise proper judgment in making decisions.
Knowledge of county rules, regulations, policies and procedures and ability to interpret andimplement federal and state rules, regulations, acts and policies.
Reading skills to comprehend state and federal guidelines and to read charts and maps.
Ability to record and maintain proper files.
Knowledge of general emergency management procedures and requirements.