The Emergency Management Director develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the City’s
Emergency Management Program. The Emergency Management Director advises the Mayor on
all emergency matters and related laws, rules, regulations and requirements of state and federal
statutes relating to emergency management and preparedness. The Director is responsible for the
functions of (1) Emergency Organization, Planning and Management, (2) Direction, control and
Warning, (3) Population Protection, (4) Training and Exercising. Emergency responsibilities
assigned to Department Chiefs by charter or standard procedures remain the responsibilities of
Plans, organizes, and coordinates the Emergency Management activities of those operating
departments, agencies and offices of local government which are responsible for carrying out
response operations in an emergency.
local government to provide capacity of dealing with the effects of disasters.
Maintains a continuous review and testing of the warning system and warning procedures.
Serves as the communications planning coordinator for all local emergency direction and
organization for emergency operations.
Provides 24 hour support to all City Departments.
Prepares requests for state and federal assistance for emergency management programs.
During emergencies, the Director assumes the overall responsibility for the operation of the
Emergency Operations Center, subject to the direction of the Mayor or his designee. During the
activation of the operations center, the Emergency Management Director advises the Mayor on
local government emergency operations, including the execution of (1) appropriate increased
readiness measure, (2) such emergency and supporting plans and procedures as are appropriate
for the emergency, (3) necessary coordination among the operating departments.
Coordinates, prepares and executes local government programs which involve the training and education of individual citizens and businesses, industry and private organizations in individual and collective survival in an emergency.
agencies as required.
Serves as liaison between local, state and federal agencies on Emergency management matters.
Maintains a reference file of general emergency preparedness, emergency response, attack
preparedness and similar emergency management publications as guidance documents.
Develops and administers a yearly budget.
Researches the availability of grants and processes all paperwork to obtain the maximum amount
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the current principles and practices of emergency dispatch
communication. Up to date knowledge of Civil preparedness including completion of training as
prescribed by OEM and FEMA and the City of Torrington. Knowledge of state of the art
telecommunications applications. Skill in the design and the presentation of training programs.
Working knowledge of personal computers.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with public officials at all levels of
government, volunteer organizations, private sector organizations and the public.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Drive an automobile, operate office equipment and telecommunications and dispatching
equipment including a personal computer for data entry and retrieval of information, operate a
telephone and an electronic calculator.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT
Required to be able to see, speak and hear, in person, and when using various telecommunication
devices. Required to frequently stand, walk, sit, use hands, lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to visit
all town departments and locations.
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