Ohio county seeks emergency management specialist

The Medina County Emergency Management Agency, a part of the Ohio EMA, is seeking an emergency management specialist, according to a hiring notice posted on Monday on iaem.com.

The full-time position, which reports to the director of the Medina County EMA, requires a valid Ohio driver's license.

The individual hired will create, update and implement disaster response plans, function as a liaison between the county and other agencies, coordinate training for responders and county officials, develop and maintain emergency plans, develop relationships with the media and attend board and commission meetings.

The emergency management specialist will have many responsibilities, including maintaining readiness of the Emergency Operations Center, applying for and administering grants, maintaining an information base on chemicals and other hazardous materials stored and/or manufactured in the county, coordinating and conducting meetings, assisting in the preparation and maintenance of records and assisting with planning for emergency management exercises.

The minimum required qualifications for the position are a bachelor's degree with coursework in disaster management, emergency management, public safety or a related field. Seven years of experience working in public safety or an equivalent combination of education and experience can be substituted for the degree requirement.

Candidates will be evaluated on their knowledge of county, state, and federal laws related to emergency response, ability to respond to work during emergency situations or inclement weather, ability to follow instructions with limited oversight and their knowledge in planning and conducting training programs.

The Medina County EMA is a local government agency that provides assistance to first responders for county-wide emergency/disaster planning, in addition to education, warning, response and recovery activities.