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Full Time Operations Officer- Paramedic

Posted: 04/14/2024

Woodbury County benefits include:  IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Deductible, Free Dental, Life & LTD Insurance, Sick Leave benefits, Vacation, 10 Paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days

121 Deer Run Trail
Climbing Hill, IA 51015

ENTRY SALARY:  $ 26.06/ hour Plus Benefits      FLSA 207K Wage Plan -  Full-Time 2760 hours/year

Primary work is of a nature requiring medical, fire, technical and administrative skills in the operations and oversight of the varied emergency planning, emergency response and emergency recovery of disaster programs of the County.  Organizes, coordinates and maintains preparedness of County Emergency and Disaster Services and systems.  Employee exercises independent judgment and discretion in decision making in providing emergency management services under the direct authority of County Emergency Services Director.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  

Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responds to emergencies as EMS/Fire first responder where there is an emergency due to fire, emergency incident/accident, natural or manmade
Recruits and train volunteers
Coordinates and performs daily operational services of the Emergency Operations Center
Coordinates response to emergencies and disasters
Coordinates disaster management assessment, recovery effort and mitigation efforts
Trains the public and various groups and departments on the need for emergency preparedness, warnings and measures
Plans and provides emergency services education for public and private entities including groups and individuals
Participates in meetings on Disaster and Emergency services issues by giving information and answering questions
Assists in planning and directing of plans among local and state emergency departments and emergency responders
Prepares short and long-range plans and department records
Develops volunteer resources in support of disaster and Emergency planning, response and recovery in emergency situations
Responsible for maintaining operational Emergency Operations Center readiness 24 hours a day, seven days a week inclusive of equipment, grounds and communications
Monitors Weather conditions
Completes necessary paperwork and reports on emergency and/or disaster situations required by state/local government
Responsible for the protection of life and property within the County following all legal and other departmental procedures relating to the security and protection
Responsible for providing a variety of services duties to the citizens of the County; including administering of emergency first aid, and public relations and public information programs
Carries out demonstrations, educational seminars, and public relations programs relating to the community’s safety and maintenance of life and property protection
Responsible for supervising other assigned department personnel, paid and volunteer, including training, instruction, assigning and checking work, motivation, enforcing discipline and performance evaluation
Responsible for catching and confining stray animals
Acts as liaison and counsels with other departments, agencies and organizations
Participates in disaster services and emergency planning workshops and conferences at local/ state/regional/regional level
Attendance is required. 

Non-Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Performs routine administrative and clerical work
Performs a variety of other duties relative to the scope of designated responsibility under the direction of the County Emergency Services Director.


Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Graduation from High School or GED
Minimum experience one (1) year of public contact work which involved planning, organizing or controlling human or physical resources, i.e., foreman, store manager, teacher, etc.; OR thirty (30) semester hours of college course work may be substituted for each (1) year of the required experience
Paramedic Certification and CPR Certification are required
Have or willing to obtain certification for National Incident Management System (NIMS), Jump/Jump Start,
Mandatory Reporter, and Operational Hazmat
Willing to obtain all minimal required certifications of Iowa Firefighters Association and Emergency Services Department
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and general public
Ability to organize assigned specific tasks and present effective work method.
Knowledge or the capacity to become familiar with state and federal guidelines for emergency response for all skill levels
Ability to recruit and train volunteers helpful
Physical ability to lift 50-85 pounds
Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license and insurance
Able to successfully pass: physical examination, back screen, vision, hearing screen/test, DOT drug screen and background check.
The use of clearly spoken English for the skills and purposes of this job. 
 Attendance is required. 


Special Requirements  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.  Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license and insurance. Paramedic and CPR Certification are required. Candidate for hire must successfully pass: physical examination, back screen, vision, hearing screen/test, DOT drug screen and background check successfully pass a background check prior to employment.   The use of clearly spoken English for the skills and purposes of this job.  Attendance is required.

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED. REQUIREMENTS Paramedic certification and CPR certification - County application form - Resume DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 4:30 P.M., Monday, April 22nd, 2024 or until position filled.   Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.