Garland seeks senior emergency management specialist

The city of Garland, Texas, is seeking a senior emergency management specialist, according to a job listing posted on Thursday.

The person hired would be responsible for administering the city's emergency management program, including disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery actions and processes.

The person hired will oversee and coordinate homeland security grant activities for multiple city departments, help to develop guidelines for the Emergency Operations Center, help to administer the comprehensive emergency management plan during emergencies, disasters and special events, serve as the department's representative for public education and information activities, work in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the governor's Division of Emergency Management, implement and maintain incident management software and administer departmental finances.

Qualified applicants must have a four-year college degree and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience needed to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

The city of Garland prefers the candidate have experience as a program coordinator in a public safety or emergency management organization, experience as an adult trainer or educator in emergency management and two to four years experience in emergency management and grant administration.

Preferred candidates will also have general knowledge of the Division of Emergency Management grant system, the National Incident Management System and best practices for emergency management.