Location: Fairfield, ME, with frequent time spent out of office
Classification: Temporary – Full time for two years
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) is a community nonprofit organization that provides planning and economic development assistance to the member towns in Kennebec, Somerset, Waldo, and Piscataquis counties. KVCOG is accepting applications for a Community Resilience Coordinator specializing in planning and preparedness.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
The Community Resilience Coordinator is responsible for performing professional and administrative level functions for the KVCOG's resilience planning program. This position is responsible for planning and providing emergency preparedness, response and recovery coordination services to KVCOG and the community to build resiliency and be better prepared to plan, respond to and recover from emergency events. The incumbent builds key relationships with a variety of city departments, stakeholder agencies, nonprofits, and community-based groups to meet strategic goals and program objectives.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works closely with the Director of Community and Economic Development.
- Position is expected to work collaboratively with the Economic Development and Community Planning Directors as well as the COVID Recovery Project Manager.
- Partners with the community and the organization to improve emergency preparedness, build resiliency and develop key relationships in anticipation of future disasters.
- Develops programs concerning emergency response actions and resiliency for residents and businesses.
- Develops and coordinates processes and organizational structures to sustain the community and the organization in the aftermath of future disasters.
- Actively engages departments, sister agencies and community-based groups through discussion, integrated planning and training exercises addressing prevention, protection, mitigation, response, preparedness and recovery.
- Develops a variety of partnerships to be more prepared for the stresses and shocks that a community experiences in response to a natural or human caused hazard.
- Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
- Working knowledge of the principles, and practices, and applications of strategic emergency planning through an appropriate four-year college program or significant progressively responsible job experience. Must have knowledge and practical experience in local, state, and federal emergency management processes and resource availability.
- A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in community planning, emergency management, and/or nonprofit work.
- Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, with local, state, and federal officials, and colleagues in other public and private agencies and institutions to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel in a positive and cooperative manner.
- Ability to present technical information and planning concepts clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences; including organizing and facilitating group and committee discussions leading to clear and identifiable outcomes. Must have the ability to organize and coordinate programs, committees, and volunteers towards specific initiatives.
- Ability to work with limited supervision, exercise initiative, and judgment to organize and execute work assignments in a thorough and timely manner, to work under frequent time pressures and be able to keep several projects in progress at the same time.
- Willingness to travel, primarily within the central Maine area, and to attend both teleconferencing and occasional in-person night meetings, using personal vehicle and personal cell phone for business use (both reimbursable).
- Recent and direct experience, emergency management certification at state and federal levels is preferred.
This is a temporary, full-time, two-year, grant funded, exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, paid time off, 12 paid holidays per year, 403(b) pension plan with agency match, flexible work schedules, and more. Compensation is set at $50,000 per year. KVCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application should include a cover letter, resume, and three references and should be mailed to the office at 17 Main Street, Fairfield Maine or emailed to the Executive Director Laura Cyr at . Positions are open until filled.