Liaison Region 1

  • Full Time
  • Utah

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Community Support Liaison Officer (LNO) – (Emergency Prep Planner III)

The Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) serves the local emergency management community, state government agencies and the residents of Utah through planning, training, preparedness, mitigation, recovery and response activities. Liaison officers (LNO) coordinate with local emergency managers to facilitate information, grant support, resource requests, and disaster support between local emergency management and the Utah DEM as well as the State Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

Starting hourly rate $23.42, may be higher based on experience and education. This LNO position will support Region 1, which is the following counties: Davis, Weber, Cache, Morgan, Box Elder, and Rich. In addition, this position is a back-up LNO to Region 2, consisting of the following counties: Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah.

This position will develop and coordinate programs related to disaster or emergency planning and serve as liaison between local, state, and federal agencies. Coordinates program development and implementation with local government officials; establishes program guidelines; policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates program for effectiveness and compliance with established policies and procedures, laws, rules and regulations, provides assistance in developing emergency plans and procedures; assists in Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) budget requests, reports, and/or grant proposals for assigned program; monitors budget expenditures; assists local government in coordinating emergency management efforts; supports Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Principal duties:

Coordinating with local emergency managers to better serve the county’s need for resources and/or information
Attend/support local emergency management meetings
Attend/support Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings
Keep DEM informed of county needs and issues, including, but not limited to: grants, plans, and coordinating efforts between local jurisdictions and DEM staff.
Requirement(s):AlAll positions are subject to be available around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Back-up LNO’s support areas when unavailable for certain times.
Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (days to weeks), with little advance notice
Travel to local meetings, workshops, and conferences as required
Must live in one of the counties that is covered by this position (within Region 1)
Ideal Candidate:
The best qualified candidate:
Will have experience in emergency management
Will have strong skills in writing, planning and problem solving
Will have strong communication abilities
Will be organized and competent in managing multiple projects
Will be highly efficient with Microsoft office, Google Mail, Calendar, Drive, with the ability to learn various software applications quickly
Will have strong computer skills
Will have the ability to deploy short notice to support local and state EOC operations
Will have knowledge of EOC activities and has participated in an activated EOC
Will have participated in the development of an Emergency Operations Plan


Supplemental Information

Pass thorough Level II background investigation
DHRM Rules apply for transfers and promotions of current State of Utah employees
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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