Emergency Management Intern
Adams County - Brighton, CO

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Job Title:
Emergency Management Intern

Closing Date/Time:
Thu. 01/31/13 4:30 PM Mountain Time

Job Type:
Unpaid Internship

Brighton, Colorado

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Primary Responsibility

Perform a variety of tasks at varying levels of complexity in support of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). These tasks could relate to the four phases of emergency management (preparedness, response recovery, mitigation) or other activities associated with OEM. Equally important is the responsibility to use the internship as a learning experience.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
  • Work with the OEM coordinators and the director on various tasks and projects. Some examples of tasks and projects may include hazard mitigation planning, plans review, and/or updating and maintaining the vendor resource list.
  • Work independently on tasks.
  • Attend and participate in office-related meetings, which may include attending the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) council meetings, as well as the county level meetings with the Emergency Managers and related representatives.
  • Attend emergency management-related training. Some examples of training opportunities may include Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related classes, Wildland Fire Conference and/or incident management training.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities to:
  • Broad knowledge of project and process management
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Effective use of personal computers and Microsoft Office products.
  • Basic record keeping principles.
  • Work with databases.
  • Read, understand, and apply Federal and State statutes that apply to emergency management.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organize information in a clear and logical format.
  • Identify, analyze, and address problems in a timely and effective manner..
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Experience: For a person seeking to transition to a new career field, relevant work experience can be combined with educational experience.
  • Education and Training: Enrollment in, or completion of, a degree program in Emergency Management, Environmental Science, Planning, or other related field, with a demonstrated interest in the field of emergency management. Completion of a certificate program in emergency management is also acceptable.
  • License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal (CBI) background check.
  • Other: Experience with web page and social media messaging is preferred.
Special Requirements:
Days and Hours are flexible with a minimum of a 12 to 20 hour per week commitment. Hours will be Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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