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DEPUTY COORDINATOR (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for coordinating the participation of local EMS, fire rescue, law enforcement, municipalities and other support agencies in discipline specific and inter-agency training. An employee in this class is also responsible for organizing and coordinating the various services involved in emergency situations and for the administrative duties associated with the county emergency management plans. An employee in this class assists in the development of legislative proposals to remedy EMS/Fire/Law Enforcement/Emergency Management issues. Will attend in–service/supplemental training as requested by the Commissioner or Department Directors of Emergency Management. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assist %26 coordinate the development and implementation of mutual aid programs among the various ambulance services, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, municipalities and other support agencies within Onondaga County, whereby participants lend cooperative, reciprocal emergency assistance to one another.
Represent the OCDEM at emergency and disaster incidents, and at various meetings of EMS, fire, law enforcement organizations, municipalities and other support agencies and other interested groups.
Advise %26 guide local EMS units in regards to continuing medical quality improvement (CQI), continuing medical education, EMS mass casualty incidents and EMS command structure.
Coordinate and mediate issues between EMS, fire, law enforcement, Emergency Management, municipal and other support agencies.
When requested, help develop and implement critical incident stress management (CISM) teams.
Assist in the development of legislative proposals to remedy EMS/Fire/Law enforcement/Emergency Management issues.
Coordinate the participation of local EMS, fire rescue, law enforcement, municipalities and other support agencies in discipline specific and inter-agency training.
Attend in-service/supplemental training as requested by the Commissioner or Department Directors, of Emergency Management.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of modern fire protection and prevention methods, modern fire rescue methods, modern emergency medical service methods, emergency management planning, response, mitigation and recovery methods and vocabulary utilized therein.
Good knowledge of the law, rules and regulations and the aims and purposes of the fire service, emergency medical services and federal, state and local emergency response plans and laws.
Good knowledge of the State Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan, Onondaga County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and local and state emergency medical services rules and protocols.
Good knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), National Training Curriculum of the National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS).
Good knowledge of the geography and political subdivisions of the county.
Working knowledge of the history, principles and objectives of Federal, State and local civil defense/emergency management programs.
Ability to establish and maintain cordial working relationships with the state, county and local officials, members of fire fighting and emergency medical services forces and volunteer organizations.
Ability to interpret fire training plans, emergency medical services plans, mutual aid plans and federal, state and local emergency plans to county and local officials and the public.
Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
A. Two (2) years* as a volunteer firefighter in an organized volunteer fire department, which must have included successful completion of formal basic fire service training inclusive of fire suppression or as a volunteer emergency medical services provider in an organized emergency medical services agency, which must have included certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician; or,
B. One (1) year of paid work experience, or its part-time equivalent, as a non-volunteer Firefighter or Air Crash Rescue Worker, which must have included successful completion of formal basic fire service training inclusive of fire suppression or as a non-volunteer emergency medical services provider, which must have included certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician; or,
C. One (1) year of paid work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in a recognized emergency preparedness program; or,
D. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an associate's degree in fire science and either one (1) year of experience as described in (A) above or six (6) months of experience as described in (B) or (C) above.
AND IN ADDITION TO EITHER A, B, C OR D ABOVE
Must possess expertise in Fire or EMS or Law Enforcement or emergency support services or hazardous materials operations
Must possess certification of successful completion the following courses:
Incident Command System (I-300)
A domestic preparedness course dealing with Weapons of Mass Destruction
A supervisory/advanced training course in Fire or EMS or Law Enforcement or emergency support services
If assigned to the Fire Bureau
Must possess active membership in a fire department in Onondaga County
Must possess a minimum of two years experience in a Command/Management position of an established fire department
If assigned to the EMS Bureau
Must possess active membership in ALS ambulance agency located in Onondaga County
Must possess a minimum of two years experience as a NYS certified AEMT Paramedic/Critical Care or have experience in a Command/Management position with a duly organized Onondaga County ambulance agency
If assigned to the Special Operations Response Team
Must possess a minimum of three years experience with the Onondaga County Special Operations Response Team.
Must possess expertise in fire ground and hazardous materials operations and have completed Hazardous Materials Incident Command
Must possess certification as Hazardous Materials Technician or equivalent
Must possess five years experience with an active Hazardous Materials Response Team
Must possess detailed knowledge of the Onondaga County Special Operations Response Team procedures and responsibilities
If assigned to Emergency Management/Incident Management Team
Must possess certification of successful completion of ICS 400
Must possess experience in operating in a Command/General ICS Staff position at a Level 3 or higher incident
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