Emergency Manager

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:  Emergency Manager




Plans, organizes and directs the Emergency Management programs for the City; acts as the community representative on all Emergency Management matters; and coordinates activities of the local Emergency Management Agency with other local, State, Federal, non-profit and private agencies.



  • Coordinates and directs the planning, organization, control and implementation of local Emergency Management activities.  Such activities may include, but shall not be limited to, the development of a severe storm-spotters network designed to provide advanced/early warning of impending severe weather threats to the community.
  • Coordinates with community officials and with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management as necessary to ensure the effective administration of the Emergency Management Program.
  • Manages, operates and maintains the Emergency Operations Center.  Monitors severe weather year-round.  Activates and tests tornado sirens. 
  • Establishes and maintains agency policies and communication procedures for all City employees and volunteers.
  • Coordinates, develops and implements the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the City.  Updates the EOP at least annually.  Updates the EOP Annex that pertains to hazardous materials incidents at least annually.
  • Prepares and submits an annual budget proposal and manages the administration of the approved Emergency Management portion of the City’s budget. 
  • Ensure the proper completion of Federal funding documents and levied requirements as agreed upon between the State and the City exchange for the receipt of such funds (including the submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the State office, required attendance at training classes, meetings and conferences/workshops).
  • Prepares and distributes disaster preparedness material to the citizens of Muskogee with the intent of offering an appropriate means of educating the community as to how they may prepare for and protect themselves from the consequences of such potentially dangerous disasters.  Conducts public presentations and speeches at schools, special events, civic organizations, etc. (including television, radio and/or newspaper interviews or appearances) which would benefit the public’s safety and enhance the community’s awareness and preparedness for any potential emergency/disaster threat to this jurisdiction.
  • Coordinates with all educational facilities to ensure adequate disaster (tornado, thunderstorm, etc.) alerting, warning and in-place sheltering procedures are developed, implemented and exercised.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of a Disaster Preparedness and Training Program for jurisdictional employees and volunteers, specifically for the purpose of educating each of their responsibilities during the emergency and/or disaster operations.
  • Coordinates the actions and users of City assets during exercises and actual occurrences.
  • Conducts Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) quarterly meetings.
  • Works with FEMA and the State of Oklahoma Emergency Management to submit grants and damage reimbursements for State/Federal funding. 
  • Maintains the official City of Muskogee Emergency Management social media accounts as required. 
  • Attends the annual State of Oklahoma Emergency Managers Conference, Regional Conferences and other trainings as required.
  • Operates office equipment such as fax machines, copiers and phone systems and uses computer for spreadsheets, word processing, database management and other applications; learns to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Coordinates with the Red Cross during natural and man-made disasters to include residential fires.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Emergency Manager reports directly to the City Manager, or designee. 

The Emergency Manager coordinates and oversees the work of volunteers. 



Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent with a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or related field with  two (2) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree with supplemental experience.      


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Good knowledge of current methods, practices and techniques used in Emergency Management at the local level.  Knowledge of emergency communication practices, coordination and techniques.  Necessary skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, the public and Emergency Management personnel at the county, State and Federal levels.  Ability to recruit, train, motivate and supervise the work of volunteers.  Very good computer skills including communications programs.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a key board and telephone.  Occasional sitting and standing is required.  Occasional lifting and carrying of objects up to twenty (20) pounds.  Occasional reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, twisting, handling and repetitive movements.  Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.     Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class D driver’s license is required.  Must maintain certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (National Incident Management Systems “NIMS” Training all series), Storm Spotter, and OK-First Radar.  


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work in this classification is primarily indoors in an office environment.  Requires the ability to work nights, weekends, holidays and sometimes long and irregular hours.  Will travel to various locations throughout the City as required. 


STARTING PAY:  $36,852.00/yr. - $54,330.00/yr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Requires ability to work nights, weekends, holidays and sometimes long and irregular hours.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee Police Department, Emergency Management Division, 520 Court Street (911 Center), Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  http://www.cityofmuskogee.com.  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” and click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  jkennedy@muskogeeonline.org.  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled