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Emergency Management Administrative Assistant

Company: Grand Forks County
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Opportunity: Emergency Management Administrative AssistantPay Range: Starting at $19.46 (DOE)Status: Full-time, based on 40 hours per week, benefit eligibleHours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There might be a variation to work hours and days to support the department and County needs. Close Date: January 24, 2023; 11:59 pmHow to Apply: Apply through at Grand Forks County ( Grand Forks County application must be completed and submitted with a resume and cover letter to receive full consideration. Applications may be obtained from: 151 South 4th Street, 1st Floor, Grand Forks, ND 58201Or from: seeking Veteran's Preference must submit form DD214 along with their application. Selection Process:Prospective employees may undergo a thorough background investigation including a medical and drug/ alcohol screening. Each applicant's education, training, and experience will be rated based on the required application materials submitted and the top-scoring candidates will be forwarded for further consideration. Reasonable Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department Office, in writing, at the time of application. Grand Forks County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. (NDCC 14-02.4)ABOUT THE POSITIONThis position is responsible for a variety of social media and website management, clerical, data entry, and general administrative functions in support of the Grand Forks County Emergency Management office.Typical Duties and Responsibilities:The following duties are typical for this classification. Applicants may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth to address business needs and changing business practices. Serve as the administrative support person for the Emergency Management office.Posts and manages content of Emergency Management office social media sites.Performs receptionist duties, answers phones, route calls, answers public inquiries about services available.Organizes and prioritizes projects and tasks.Works independently and within a team on special and ongoing projects.Provides backup for other department staff as needed.Resolve questions and concerns from citizens.Coordinate and collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external department heads and team members.Research grant and other funding opportunities.Collaborate with management on grant and RFP writing.Attends work during regularly scheduled hours.Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEAny combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Education: High School diploma or equivalent and one (1) year administrative/office experience. Post-secondary course work in emergency management, marketing, public administration, or related fields are a plus.Experience: One (1) year of office experience, marketing, social media and website administration or any combination of equivalent education and experience. Experience in the field of emergency preparedness is a plus.ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONSThe following generally describes the knowledge and ability to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission, and values.
    • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of all department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
      • Develop respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
        • Inform immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
          • Seek opportunities for further personal growth and development.
          • Represent the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when conducting County business.
            • Comply with all rules and policies to maintain a safe work environment.KNOWLEDGE OF:
              • Essential office software: Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred.
                • Social media platform management, online database, website, and file management.
                  • Routine clerical support procedures and basic office equipment operation.
                    • County departments and their services to assist the public on where they may go for assistance with their questions and concerns.
                      • Emergency/safety preparedness procedures and communication
                        • County policies and procedures.SKILLS OF:
                          • Strong Deductive Reasoning.
                            • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
                              • Thoroughness, collaboration Skills, flexible, and organized. ABILITY TO:
                                • Operate computer and other office equipment, such as multi-line telephone, scanner, copier/fax, laminator, printers.
                                  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
                                    • Ability to present information in a group setting.
                                      • Respond to requests from the general public.
                                        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and general public.
                                          • Handle varying and often busy, stressful situations.
                                            • Research complex requests.
                                              • Complete appropriate ICS/FEMA training within 6 months of employmentPHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTThe conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.PHYSICAL ABILITIES:Sit, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word levels. Frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or climbing. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:The work environment is generally a typical office setting, occasional performance of duties in an outdoor setting during events. May require telecommuting as appropriate.HAZARDS:Accidents improbable outside of minor injuries, such as abrasions, cuts, bruises; little exposure to health hazards. Has some variation in daily assignments or change in work pace and timeliness for end product.


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