EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR
Pay Range GC20S
This classification primarily develops, coordinates, and actively participates in emergency services and search and rescue activities provided by the Sheriff's Department as required by Oregon Revised Statutes; secondarily, ensures operating efficiency of departmental vehicles by coordinating maintenance work with the Fleet Services Department. Coordinator serves as a member of the Sheriff's Office management team.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)
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6. Prepare and monitor emergency services budget. Recommend and order specified equipment for emergency services and other divisions of the department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED OF THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of emergency services and search and rescue operation techniques and procedures and equipment used; considerable knowledge of local, state, and federal rules governing emergency services and search and rescue activity; reasonable knowledge of emergency medical procedures; reasonable knowledge of scheduled maintenance required for department vehicles; reasonable knowledge of geographic area of Douglas County. Skill and ability to: Coordinate volunteers in a search and rescue program; safely operate all department vehicles, rescue equipment and communication equipment. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; adjust to priority changes and remain calm during confrontational situations; make decisions independently and use initiative and judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities; establish and maintain records and reports; work in all types weather conditions day or night; ability to work with, train, and supervise volunteers and an extensive youth program; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, public agencies, community agencies, the military, advisory boards, vendors, contractors, victims, volunteers and the public.
Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in public administration or four years progressively responsible work experience in emergency and search and rescue services, which includes at least one year of program management and/or supervisory responsibilities OR satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.
Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of the four phases of emergency services; general knowledge of search and rescue field operations; ability to operate all Sheriff's Office vehicles, rescue equipment and communications equipment; possession of Emergency Medical Technician 1 certificate and/or nationally recognized Advanced Open Water SCUBA diving certificate.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OVER THIS POSITION
Work is performed under the general direction of the Major. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.
Work is performed within established departmental policies and procedures, federal and state statutes, rules and regulations emergency services and search and rescue situations, County emergency operation plan, FEMA guidelines, emergency services and search and rescue reference material, equipment manuals, bid specification materials. A considerable amount of initiative and judgment is required of this classification in determining appropriate course of action to take in life-threatening situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed both in an office environment and field locations. Emergency and search and rescue services in the field require climbing, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation, jumping, lifting up to 100 pounds, pulling, pushing, running, standing for long periods of time, swimming, twisting and walking mountainous terrain. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.