Lincoln, Neb., seeks new emergency management director to serve on county board

The City of Lincoln, Neb., is hiring a new emergency management director to work full-time in the emergency management department and serve on the county board, according to a job post on its website.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Management office works to coordinate the continuation of normal government in the event of an emergency. The department coordinates county, city, private sector and volunteer services to test and implement emergency response and recovery plans.

The director is required to work during inclement weather and some holidays and weekends.

The person hired will be in charge of implementing and coordinating different phases of disaster preparedness, homeland security and emergency management. They will create a holistic program that includes all levels of emergency preparedness as suggested by federal and state legislation and guidelines.

The director will establish and coordinate with other government agencies, private firms and volunteer groups to prepared for disasters and plan emergency operations.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree with coursework in business administration, public administration, communications or education. They will have demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and coordinating activities as an administrator.

The person hired must meet National Incident Management requirements and be certified in the National Incident Management System or have the ability to obtain certification within the first six months of employment.