Emergency Manager-Grand County, CO


Responsible for the planning, management and coordination of the administration, organization and  operation of the Grand County Preparedness Program. Develops, manages and maintains procedures,  plans, policies for the Emergency Preparedness Program. Develops, manages and maintains the  policies, procedures and plans for the operation of the Grand County Emergency Operations Center. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  


Participates, provides and coordinates the public awareness and notification systems. Plans, coordinates, conducts and manages the Grand County emergency preparedness exercise  program. 

Performs statutory responsibilities on behalf of the County as required by Colorado Revised  Statutes, local and interjurisdictional disaster agencies and services. 

Facilitates intra-department and inter-agency emergency coordination at all levels of county  government, local jurisdictions, special districts, other stakeholders, non-governmental  organizations, volunteer groups and faith based organizations. 

Ensure basic emergency management functions are fulfilled (incident support, public notification  and warning, emergency planning, incident stabilization planning, incident recovery, damage  assessment, volunteer and donations management, emergency management and homeland  security grant administration, capability assessments, coordination of mutual aid agreements,  emergency operations planning, mitigation/prevention support). 

Coordinates incident stabilization actions, damage assessment and disaster declaration process. Participate in and/or conduct emergency briefing meetings, planning meetings, and other policy  and management level meetings or briefings. 

Coordinates, develops, and schedules training and exercises. 

Develop, implement and update the Pre-Disaster Mitigation plan, Emergency operations Plan, All  Hazards Mitigation Plan and any other plans as assigned or developed. 

Performs the functions and reporting required by FEMA and CDEM. 

Coordinates activities of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and participates at  the state level in related activities; maintains records required by SARA Title III requirements. Assist other municipalities and special districts and community groups with their emergency  management activities and emergency plans. 

Coordinates, develops, plans for community engagement, notification, awareness in emergency  preparedness. 

Acts as system administrator for the CodeRed citizen text messaging alert system and for alert  and warning groups. 

Participates in and attends the Colorado Emergency Management Conference. Participates on the executive board of the Northwest All Hazards Emergency Management  Region to make decisions regarding regional grant projects, priorities, plans, and voting regarding  actions of the executive board. 

Other duties as assigned.

Emergency Manager June 2019 


Directly supervises the Emergency Management Coordinator.  

May supervise a matrix of assigned responsibilities involving internal and external part time/temporary/volunteer personnel and/or others as assigned.  


Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public administration, risk management or related field.  Minimum of 3-5 years of increasingly responsible emergency management and leadership experience. 

Emergency Manager (CEM) Certification preferred 

NIMS – 100, 200, 700, 800 (prefer 300, 400) 

G290 and G291 


Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to deal effectively with people. Ability to conduct comprehensive training sessions and formal classroom instruction. Ability to understand, practice and enforce safety procedures and precautions. 

Ability to work with diverse groups, other agencies and organizations, the media, public, elected officials,  department officials and staff. 

Ability to work in difficult situations and under stress in conditions of emergency, disaster or loss. 


Must possess a valid Colorado driver license 

Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. 


Ability to regularly sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  Ability to frequently climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  Ability to regularly lift and/or move 100 pounds.  

Ability to occasionally be subject to touching, bending, twisting, walking inside and outside on all types of  terrain.  

Ability to use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception Ability to adjust focus.  

Ability to frequently be subject to long periods of driving or sitting in a vehicle. 


Work is performed in an office environment and at field sites. Position requires regular business hours,  on-call, irregular hours, with the potential for working in stressful and dangerous situations. 


The employee is frequently required to travel throughout the County; may be required to travel out of  County and/or out of state.

Application Submittal Information: 

Please send completed applications and resumes to Grand County Human Resources, PO Box 264, Hot  Sulphur Springs CO 80451 or email to creynolds@co.grand.co.us. For more information, please call 970- 725-3047. The employment application can be accessed off of the County’s website  (www.co.grand.co.us).  

This position is open to current County employees and other interested parties. This notice is serving as  the internal and external notification for this position. 

Position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to creynolds@co.grand.co.us