I was an intern there. It gave me some good experience, but there was a lot of down time. The office is mostly staffed by interns. There are only three full-time employees. The people were really nice and welcoming though
If you want an excellent opportunity to serve the citizens of North Texas during an emergency, then this is the place to work. State-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading staff make Dallas the regional leader in emergency management.
You're at the heart of the industry in North Texas.
Deputy Director (Former Employee) – New Castle, IN – November 26, 2017
For a part-time job, it can be stressful but most of the time it is balanced knowing you are helping the local communities. He hardest part of the job involves record keeping and grant audits. I am able to attend different local, state and federal courses to learn how the different areas of community wellness.
Cook (Former Employee) – Isabela, PR – August 8, 2017
This was my first job, I had during summer. it was a fun experience to have a taste of what was to come. The workers were nice and helped us on certain things when they weren't out of the place. Our direct manager was also quite nice, but she certainly like things done her way and no one elses. The hardest part of the job could have been not doing that many things around since mainly we served the emergency crew when they came back from duties and that was on rare occations. But overall I'm quite fond of those memories.
Manger (Former Employee) – Paragould, AR – March 28, 2017
Professional and Knowledgeable Office Clerk with over 20+ years of experience in managing activities within an office. Well organized and competent in ordering supplies, maintaining files, answering phonelines and managing general office appearance and repairs. Excellent communication skills with the public and numerous entities.
Getting to work and train with local emergency personal
Learning experience and you get to witness some events that make history
Traffic Control Aide (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 9, 2017
A typical day watching the news for the weather so you can be prepared for Mother Nature. With this job you will have to learn to have patience and how stay humble. Just for the simple fact that you have to deal a million people with different personalities and attitudes everyday! The management is not all that great by it being one of the lowest city departments. The hardest thing to do is to get grown people to follow simple directions. The best part of the job is just being at some city events that's making history for example: The Cubs winning the World Series. I can say I was their to them make history.
Free Transportation on CTA, Get to see mostly all city events
Typical day at work - Taking minutes at Press Conferences, meetings, briefings Learned - Operations during snow storms Management - Excellent Co-Workers - Good Hardest part of the job - Leaving when assignment was over Most enjoyable part of the job - FREE Certifications call to action for all natural disasters
Great help to the community and i love helping when i can.
Medical Security Advisor (Current Employee) – Zarephath, NJ – July 25, 2016
Office of Emergency Management is a very big help to the community and i am very glad to be a part of the hands that continue to strive for the best.A typical day would be to during events or storms to close off roadways and help plan for future events or unplanned events to occur.
FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC FIRST RESPONCE (Current Employee) – San Juan, PR – February 18, 2015
Emergency management in san juan puerto rico was the best experience that I had beacause I develop all my proffesionalism like paramedic and rescuer and now as a firefighter. This is an government agency of the capital city of puerto rico. I have the best schedule to work allways afternoon and nights vacations 45 days a year good salary and more . My experience was the best in my life , in san juan we have great ambulances and units for rescue and fire truck big ones. I attend about 12 cases of emergency in 8 hour of work every calls from 911 system medical cases ,fire emergencies and rescue cases.
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – June 17, 2013
My first week on the job I was made fun of for not knowing some random fact. After that I knew working for another city agency again was going to prove that it was a bad decision. The agency is run like a para military / uniformed service which is not how emergency management is suppose to be. There is not much room for growth and the pay is very bad if you want to live in NYC. Most everyone their complains about their job so the atmosphere is very dry. Management has unrealistic expectations (i.e. expecting you to perform someone elses job who gets paid $10,000 more a year than you). Avoid this agency until a new mayor is elected. I was very happy to leave this place but realized that I did learn alot but was miserable while doing it.
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Management is very poor, work culture is very dry, low pay for the industry.