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Emergency Management Coordinator
Title:Emergency Management Coordinator
Deadline:Open until filled.
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :N/A
Job Type:Full time
Hours per week:40 hours/week
Salary Range:$59,637/year

Portage County is looking for a professional with strong emergency management skills to build, coordinate, and lead the County’s emergency management division. If you have a solid background in emergency management, consider applying!
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The first review of applications will take place on July 17, 2018.


Portage County offers a robust benefit package for the position. Benefits include;

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan

  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution)

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Sick leave

  • Flexible spending account

  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County

  • Dental insurance

  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

    This is a brief summary of the job duties:

    The purpose of this position is to direct, develop, implement, exercise, and evaluate all-hazard emergency management programs for Portage County in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and plans, with an overall goal of integrating and improving County, citizen, business, and municipal resiliency.


    The Emergency Management Coordinator coordinates the preparation and implementation of the County’s emergency response/operations plan, updates, and related procedures, which involves directly working with the State of Wisconsin for plan direction and other County agencies to support the development and implementation of their specific plan and procedures; the administrative functions for emergency management related training and drills; the administrative and management functions of the County’s emergency operations center (EOC); assisting in field response and support for establishment of incident command posts and related support structures as directed; and other areas of responsibility related to the support of emergency responders.


    This position is on-call at all times to respond to emergencies that call for emergency management services.


    The position is hired by the Sheriff, and appointed as head of emergency management services per Wisconsin Statute 323.14(1)(a), and confirmed by the County Board of Supervisors.

    These are the skills we are seeking:


    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Planning, or related field.
    Five years’ experience in an administrative or planning capacity highly desirable.
    Experience in finding resources and building partnerships, such as one may find working for a non-profit organization, highly desirable.
    Valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
    Knowledge and experience in emergency response preferred.

This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications