Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

JOB CODE: 1976


SALARY RANGE: $43,171 - $73,303

Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Under the direction of the Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, helps in building analytical and planning capabilities related to the application of preparedness and operational programs. Employees of this position will focus on the analysis of risks and capabilities that are unique to the communities located within the parish, as well as the region. Work includes being familiar with the policies, programs, and issues that impact all levels of government involved in homeland security and emergency management initiatives; includes the National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework and Emergency Support Functions (ESF's), and the ability to identify gaps, redundancies, and shortfalls in planning and training. Employees also attend meetings and training sessions. The incumbent is subject to twenty-four hour call out to assist other colleagues in the event of an emergency. Performs other work as requested.

Analyzes the risks and capabilities that are associated with the areas located within the parish. Maintains familiarity with policies, programs, and issues that impact all levels of homeland security and emergency management. Evaluates and monitors emergency communication systems. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with city personnel, and public community agencies and organizations involved in emergency preparedness. Advises and promotes efficient use of available resources and facilities; determines resources and facilities that are needed for all emergency situations; plans and develops procedures for implementation of said resources. Analyzes and identifies gaps, redundancies, and shortfalls in planning or training areas. Designs, constructs, maintains, and updates various databases used to prepare specialized reports and manage grants; develops and prepares documentation of training procedures for departmental personnel on complex multi-purpose Emergency Preparedness related databases and programs. Monitors and evaluates performance of departmental computer systems and serves as technical advisor on projects; recommends adjustments to achieve the optimum configuration of computer hardware and software. Attends various meetings and training sessions with primary emphasis on homeland security and emergency preparedness issues. Trains personnel in emergency center operations; provides indirect supervision to lower level employees.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of organizational and strategic planning. Knowledge of complex database design, construction, and maintenance. Knowledge of statistical analysis and the ability to create performance indicators based on the information. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of employee training and program development. Knowledge of government structures and resources. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to stay current with new technological developments related to computers and to analyze computer hardware and software needs. Ability to provide indirect supervision to subordinate personnel. Ability to organize, direct, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Ability to interpret rules and regulations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to speak publicly to groups of varying sizes. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating emergency situations and in making decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other local government officials, staff members, colleagues, and the general public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree and experience in emergency planning, management, or response work; plus experience in one Presidentially Declared Disaster.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must have completion certificates for the following National Incident Management System courses: NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.