Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services seeks emergency management specialist

The Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services recently announced that it is seeking to fill the position of emergency management specialist in Pennsylvania to lead emergency response and disaster relief efforts across the county.

The emergency management specialist will be expected to collect and analyze data to assist in the development of comprehensive disaster relief and emergency planning. This role requires both in-office capabilities and expertise in the field.

The Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services asks that the incoming specialist assist in the implementation of various emergency preparedness initiatives, including standard operating processes, preparedness plans, mutual aid plans, damage assessment methods, situation evaluations and reporting techniques. The specialist will also be responsible for the creation of charts and other data to explain proposed emergency initiatives.

The specialist will be in charge of offering expertise on emergency management planning, including emergency teams that serve as Hazmat specialists, police, rescue responders, emergency medical staff, mass care responders and welfare services systems representatives. The specialist will also represent the department through helping municipalities plan for emergencies and offering advice on effective emergency management and services, on an as-needed basis.

The ideal candidate will work as a team player, be on-call during severe weather, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents and other emergencies, represent the department well through the professional presentation of emergency plans and work effectively with pubic officials and the public.

Anyone interested in applying can do so through the International Association of Emergency Managers website.