Emergency Management Coordinator

City of Denison

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Emergency Management Coordinator

$57,081.10 – $83,156.38 Annually

Denison, TX

Job Type

Executive Services

Job Number




Under administrative direction, performs administrative and technical work in the development, implementation, and coordination of the City’s Emergency Management Program; coordinates the City’s disaster recovery efforts; oversees the disaster training, exercises, and public awareness programs; and performs related duties as assigned. In emergency mode, the Emergency Management Coordinator reports to the City Mayor.  The chief executive of a local government, the City Mayor, is by law in charge or in command during an emergency; by the authority of the City Mayor, coordinates all the functions of the City’s emergency response. In the normal, daily role the position reports to the City Manager or his/her designee.


Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competence and satisfactory performance of these duties. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  1. Plans, directs, and administers the Emergency Management Program, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and related plans and procedures
  2. Is responsible for coordinating all components of the emergency operations center for the city during emergencies. These components consist of fire and police, emergency medical service, public works, volunteers, and other groups contributing to the management of emergencies. (The fire and police departments and other emergency service agencies are independent; they have their own mandates; however, in the emergency management center, leaders of these departments work together in the coordination of efforts to best serve the citizens of the community.)
  3. Utilizing computers, radios, and other weather service products, stays abreast of current weather conditions and advises City Manager and/or applicable department heads of any action that may be needed
  4. Maintains the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a continuous state of readiness.
  5. Supervises, coordinates, and maintains the daily operations of the local Emergency Operations Center
    Maintains coordination with local and state governmental departments and agencies, utilities, and general industry during any type of emergency
  6. Adheres to Federal, State and Local regulations related to Emergency Management.
  7. Reviews, changes and/or develops current and new plans and procedures as needed.
  8. Organizes disaster drills and exercises. Reviews results and makes improvements.
  9. Conducts training and public information presentations for city employees and general population.
  10. Serves as municipal representative for various state and countywide emergency management meetings.  Acts as a liaison with other municipalities, county, state, federal and other emergency management organizations.
  11.  Develops and coordinates mutual aid agreements with other agencies and adjacent cities and counties.
  12. Assists city departments with emergency and disaster plans and procedures.
  13. Keeps up to date with emergency management issues and provides information to city departments as required.
  14. Ensures that adequate facilities are available to shelter staff and residents should the need arise.
  15. Responds to inquiries from residents concerning emergency plans and procedures.
  16. Provides updates and presentations at city council meetings.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.



  1. Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing emergency management.
  2. Knowledge of emergency and/or disaster planning principles and practices.
  3. Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  4. Skill in managing and coordinating disaster recovery operations.
  5. Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  6. Skill in the use of a computer and related software.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  8. Ability to analyze information under emergency operating conditions and directing the course of action to be taken.


Nothing in this job description limits management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.   The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.   The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Typical Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • FEMA Professional Development Series completed
  • Must obtain IAEM AEM certification within 24 months of hiring.



  • 2-3 years’ experience in Emergency Management, preferred.
  • Certified Emergency Management Certification (C.E.M.) or Texas Emergency Management certification


Physical & Work Environment

  • Long periods of sitting in an office environment
  • Intermittent periods of standing and/or walking
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to attend evening meetings and events after regular work hours; available to work overtime on demand, weekends and odd hours if needed
  • Potential exposure to inclement weather and elements including driving in unstable conditions


City of Denison

300 W. Main
PO Box 347
Denison, Texas, 75021

903.465.2720 ext. 2445





City of Denison



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