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Emergency Management Specialist - GIS

Kennebec County Emergency Management


Assist in daily operations and clerical tasks while working with other emergency management personnel to further the goals of the agency. Assist and coordinate response to emergencies for multiple agencies simultaneously.


  • Be committed to the mission of the County.
  • Work as a member of a team in the performance of duties.
  • Be punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately.
  • Work in harmonious relationships with all county staff and community.
  • Perform duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner.
  • Perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors.
  • Be neat and maintain a professional appearance.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license.
  • To understand and work within Kennebec County Government Policies and Procedures.
  • To work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff depending on the issue addressed.
  • To accept shared responsibility with other team members to successfully accomplish goal of each team, which he or she is a member.
  • To assure quality in work performed in order to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
  • Maintain confidence and protect County by keeping information concerning clients and County Operations confidential.
  • Be willing to be called out to assist with emergency situations at any hour of the dayor night.
  • Have the aptitude and ability to learn items within and beyond your current scope of work.


  • 1. Collaborate with staff to complete necessary projects, work independently on prior delegated tasks

  • 2. Assist with the daily operations of the EM division and supporting the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when required

  • 3. Ensure an organized, clean, and tidy workspace

  • 4. Collaborates with other Emergency Management personnel, local, state or federal officials to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, or recover from disasters

  • 5. Monitor and use office equipment and materials (computers, printers, copiers, physical files, etc.)

  • 6. Assists with disaster response or crisis management activities, provide preparedness training, prepare emergency plans and procedures for emergency events such as, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and hazardous material emergencies

  • 7. Complete basic bookkeeping and record keeping duties

  • 8. Report any problems with office equipment; help resolve the issues if possible

  • 9. Answer phones, direct calls, take and deliver messages as needed

  • 10. Help to immediately resolve and mediate complaints

  • 11. Collect, input, distribute GIS information from and to the people of the county

  • 12. Assist with coordinating and communicating with various public safety agencies, community organizations, officials, and the public; acts as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies; maintains continuous and frequent communications with fire agencies, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and emergency medical services agencies for liaison and interpretation of emergency management responses and communications

  • 13. Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, activities, and materials designed to enhance community preparedness and build resilience

  • 14. Assist in maintenance of FEMA Approved Hazard Mitigation Plan

  • 15. Assist with annual budget process, grant applications and management, and related tasks.

  • 16. Serve as an EMA representative on working groups and planning committees

  • 17. Provides support for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts to the EOC, Incident Commander, EOC Manager or other emergency response agencies

  • 18. Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and establishing personal networks.

  • 19. Demonstrates an understanding of the county’s safety policies and practices by attending required safety programs, reporting all accidents and suspected safety hazards to the supervisor.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger a standard computer keyboard, use a computer, mouse, audio/ visual equipment, telephone, calculator, radio, etc.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Certain situations “Declared Events” may require long hours causing disruption of regular eating and sleeping habits to possibly include but are not limited to Military MRE’s, sleeping on cots or in vehicles.

Usual Office conditions. The noise level is usually quiet and laid back.

During the performance of both daily work and events time may be spent outdoors in all seasons and weather.


  • Ability to work independently and coordinate the efforts of individuals and organizations.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Basic computer skills
  • Maine Driver License
** All requirements and skills are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated.


  • Knowledge of incident command system
  • Computer literate; proficient using Microsoft Office


Director/Deputy Director - Emergency Management Agency






All applications must be submitted by December 1st, 2022 by 4:00pm.

If you are selected, Human Resources will contact you to set up an interview. You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • A copy of high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • A copy of college degree (if applicable)

  • A copy of military discharge DD Form 214 – Long Form (if applicable)

You will also need to know your Social Security Number.

Equal Opportunity Employer