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Office of Emergency Management - Seasonal Opportunity

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Office of Emergency Management - Seasonal Opportunity*
(Summer 2022)
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 The Rochester Office of Emergency Management provides disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation services for the city of Rochester.  Priorities for the Office include situational awareness of hazards, effective disaster response, and coordinated disaster recovery operations.
Pay Scale:
$16.00 to $19.00 per hour depending on education / experience.

Work Schedule:
Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Pursuant to MN Statute, seasonal assignments are limited to 67 working days per calendar year or 100 working days per calendar year if the employees are under the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or public educational institution prior to being hired by the employer, and have indicated, either in an application for employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as students during or after their temporary employment

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Assigned duties in the Office of Emergency Management may include:

  • Assist with update process for City of Rochester All Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Assist with maintaining City of Rochester Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and related
     implementation instructions
  • Assist with maintaining City of Rochester Emergency Support Functions
  • Assist with development of related operational support plans
  • Promote emergency preparedness
  • Review and enhance emergency management website
  • Develop educational programs and lesson plans for use by emergency management staff
  • Work with GIS products to expand Common Operating Picture
  • Develop checklists for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) positions
  • Assist staff with day-to-day operations
  • Complete special projects as assigned



Education and Experience
Completion of at least one year of college or technical school in a field related to emergency management

Licenses and/or Certifications
Valid driver's license

Additional Requirements
Post-secondary grade point average of at least 2.5
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Ability to learn new software programs for performing emergency management related tasks

Knowledge of: emergency planning principles, incident command system, continuity of operations planning, hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, grant requirements, plan guidelines and standards, and emergency alert and warning.

Ability to: track multiple projects; critically analyze information; make sound decisions; interpret and apply federal and state statutes, local codes and ordinances, and FEMA policy directives; understand and evaluate technologies that enhance emergency programs; read and write technical reports; keep accurate records; present complex information in an understandable manner; deal courteously and effectively with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with internal and external customers; adapt to changing work environments; utilize management information systems; and operate a motor vehicle in all weather conditions.

Skill in: work independently in organizing and prioritizing work assignments; exercising good judgment in stressful situations; working with community agencies and neighborhood groups; and, effective communication techniques.

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