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Emergency Management Directors
District Of Columbia

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Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes , wartime, or technological e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills disasters or hostage situations.

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Currently Employed: 80

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $38.51 - $69.41

Typical Annual Salary: $80,100 - $144,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
  • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
  • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
  • Develop and perform tests and evaluations of emergency management plans in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Collaborate with other officials to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
  • Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.
  • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.
  • Propose alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Radiation detectors
  • Two way radios

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Map creation software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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