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Emergency Management Director

Keokuk County Emergency Management Director

Part-time: Minimum 20 hours/week guaranteed – this position is not benefit-eligible
Compensation: Commensurate with experience/education.
Applications due by 4:30 pm Friday, March 31, 2023
For a printable version of the Employment Application, click HERE
Drop off at the Keokuk County Auditor’s Office 101 S Main St, Sigourney (second floor)
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The purpose of this position is to ensure the components of the emergency management system: know the threats to the jurisdiction, plan for emergencies, operate effectively in an emergency, and conduct recovery operations following a disaster.

The Director has the responsibility for coordinating all the components of the emergency management system in the jurisdiction. These components consist of fire and police, emergency medical services, public works, volunteers, and other groups contributing to the management of emergencies. Keokuk County Emergency Management Agency assists public officials, schools, hospitals, business and industry, and the public to promote preparedness, disaster response and recovery operations, and will encourage mitigation efforts in all jurisdictions to ensure the safety of all the residents of Keokuk County.

Job Duties: the following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop and maintain the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan; reviews and analyzes information to identify gaps and problems with the plan.
  • Designs and executes exercises that are developed to test communities’ responses to various events pursuant to established local, state, and federal guidelines and policies.
  • Secures and maintains vehicles, equipment, supplies, and physical facilities of Keokuk County Emergency Management.
  • Prepares required local, state, and federal reports relating to program accomplishments, goals and objectives, prepares and administers grant applications and reports.
  • Responsible for department financial, budgetary, and administrative duties.
  • Attend FEMA and State sponsored emergency management training as required in state code.
  • Be an active participant in local emergency preparedness activities with EMS, fire, law enforcement, public health, hospital and other healthcare entities, schools, businesses, and other agencies invested in emergency preparedness.


  • Knowledge of emergency management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to emergency management and emergency planning.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles related to local government.
  • Computer skills including documents and spreadsheets and ability to learn job-specific programs.
  • Ability to interact with agencies at all levels of government.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, volunteers, public officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Have combined education and/or experience in emergency management or a related field to satisfy Iowa Administrative Rules section 605, Chapter 7.4(3)j.
  • Ability to work under various conditions:
    • Work is typically performed in normal office conditions, however may be:
    • In adverse environmental conditions, or:
    • Irregular work hours, or:
    • Under significant work pace pressure, or:
    • May involve physical demands or the use of protective devices.
  • Must have a valid Iowa Driver’s License with a good driving record.

The candidate selected for this position must pass a background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees of the Keokuk County Emergency Management Agency. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

Location: Sigourney, Iowa

Open: Thursday March 9th

Close: Friday March 31st 2023