York County - Emergency Preparedness Coordinator







Status:           Full-Time

FLSA:            Exempt

Salary:           $23/hr.

Union:            Non-Union

Reports to:    Deputy Director of EMA






York County Emergency Management Agency (YCEMA) is a government agency located in Alfred, Maine. The mission of the agency is to lessen the effects of a disaster on the lives and property of residents, municipalities, and businesses of York County through coordination and training on the four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. In addition to its full-time staff, special teams, and cadre of several hundred volunteers, YCEMA works in conjunction with the Local Emergency Management Directors from all 29 towns in York County to act as a conduit between Maine Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other response partners. YCEMA protects the community by coordinating all activities and resources required to maintain and develop a comprehensive emergency management program.                                                                                                                                     



We are seeking an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator who believes that teamwork, strategy, and relationship building are the keys to a successful emergency management program. The function of the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is to assist the Director and Deputy Director in managing, organizing, and coordinating all emergency management activities related to minimizing the effects of natural or manmade disasters upon the citizens of York County. Duties and responsibilities include developing, testing, and implementing emergency plans and programs; and overseeing preparedness training and outreach. A successful candidate takes pride in their ability to collaborate, communicate, and in their analytical skills to drive continuous improvement. The individual appreciates an environment that is flexible, encourages professional and personal development, and where superior work is recognized.




This position is a non-supervisory position.




Expectations of Employee

  • Adheres to County Government Policy and Procedures.
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues.
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services.
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.
  • Meets County Government productivity and quality standards.
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administers all county and local plans and preparedness programs.
  • Develops, reviews, revises, and/or updates programs to improve local and county government’s ability to respond to emergencies including emergency operations plans, preparedness programs, and activities to ensure a high state of readiness for the county.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and assists Director and Deputy Director with approving Local Emergency Managers’ plans for preparedness, response and recovery and facilitates all local planning efforts.
  • Assists local public and private agencies with coordination of preparedness programs and emergency plans.
  • Conducts formal emergency preparedness presentations and trainings.
  • Develops and maintains emergency preparedness educational material.
  • Coordinates public information activities, including public messaging, media relations, education, and outreach; serves as the agency Public Information Officer (PIO).
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative research on local emergency preparedness and response capabilities and needs.
  • Prepares required documentation and correspondence related to preparedness.
  • Coordinates and assists the Director and Deputy Director with the development and implementation of the emergency operations plan for York County.
  • Coordinates of all the CDC/public health programs with Local Directors and State CDC Division.
  • Represents YCEMA at meetings, seminars, and other functions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends and participates in all required meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintains open and consistent communication with supervisor and colleagues.
  • Participates in on-call Duty Officer rotation.
  • Works evenings, weekends, and holidays when emergency situations arise.
  • On occasion, works in a high volume, fast-paced, high-stress disaster environment with potentially hazardous conditions.




  • Strong written and verbal skills, including listening
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Promoting process improvement
  • Dealing with complexity, evaluating information, and implementing company vision
  • Commitment to YCEMA stakeholder experience expectations
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate well with a broad population including community leaders, staff, and volunteers
  • Must exemplify YCEMA’s values of honesty, integrity, inclusion, respect, professionalism, collaboration, and learning

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or experience in emergency management (or related) preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.




  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Must complete (or be willing to complete upon hire) the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Professional Development series and have a combined minimum of 500 hours of professional training in emergency management.




  • Generous vacation/sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Healthcare package
  • Retirement plan options




Work is mainly performed in the office and involves contact with other employees, volunteers, vendors, and stakeholders. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is routinely exposed to outside weather conditions. When an emergency arises, the individual may respond to the field and/or be exposed to high-stress, potentially hazardous conditions. May occasionally work hours outside of typical work schedule and have opportunities for local or domestic travel. The noise level in the office work environment is usually minimal to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.




All interested candidates must submit a York County application, resume, and cover letter to Human Resources no later than September 29, 2021 @ 12 p.m.


York County applications can be located and downloaded from  www.yorkcountymaine.gov


Applications/cover letters/resumes can be dropped off or mailed to:


York County Government

Attention: Human Resource Department

45 Kennebunk Road

Alfred, ME 04002

Physical Address: 149 Jordan Springs Road, Alfred, ME


Applications are considered on the basis of ability, competence, and experience. It is a fundamental policy of York County not to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, disability, status as a veteran, disabled veteran, or any other category protected by an applicable federal, state, or local law.


The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of duties,

and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and is not a declaration of

the specific duties and responsibilities of any position.  Employees may be assigned job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


                                                                      York County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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