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CUSTER COUNTY DES Coordinator/GIS Manager in MILES CITY, Montana

This is a single full time position with 50% of the duties as Deputy DES Coordinator and 50% of the duties as GIS Manager. Work Unit OverviewThe Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) unit oversees and coordinates the County's response agencies and departments in preparation for coping with emergencies or disasters in coordination with other local, state, and Federal authorities. The DES manages plans and programs directed at disaster preparedness and coordination of response and recovery. The mission of the DES is to save lives, reduce property damage, and protect the environment through mitigation, safety, accident prevention, loss control, plan formulation and training through exercises to contend with emergencies and human-caused disasters. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Mapping Departments stores, manipulates, analyzes, and displays data in a geographic context to assist decision-makers by providing an additional tool to analyze and compare numerous geographic data layers along with traditional databases. The GIS/Mapping Department enables users to access the County's GIS data interactively and quickly, view various data layers, see tabular information related to the layers, and print maps. Job SummaryThe Deputy Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting the DES Coordinator with the following. Planning, Analyzing, and implementing disaster emergency plans and policies governing the county's disaster and emergency services operations in compliance with the regulation standards. This includes response operations, relief, rescue and recovery, mitigation and preparedness programs, and disaster preparedness and training exercises. This position coordinates inter-jurisdictional emergency and disaster preparedness activities and represents the County with the media and at meetings with State, Federal, and regional representatives.The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager is responsible for technical work in capturing, storing, manipulating, documenting, distributing, and displaying geographically-referenced information from a variety of sources. Duties include GIS system Planning and development, systems administration, preparing maps, special projects, and supervising staff and contractors. Education and ExperienceThe deputy DES Coordinator requires education and experience equivalent to a bachelors degree with course work in public administration, environmental studies, emergency management or a related field of work, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a staff role in a public agency or business in work associated with disaster and emergency activities preferred, program planning, project management facilities/infrastructure management or related file. Equivalencies may include an associate's degree in a related field and five(5) years' experience or a high school diploma. Course work in Geographic Information Systems and/or Computer Science would be useful. For a full list of major duties and responsibilities, Please contact Job Service Miles City for a complete job description.

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