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TDEM County Liaison Officer, Milam

Company: The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
Location: Cameron
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title
TDEM County Liaison Officer, Milam

Texas Division of Emergency Management

R6 Preparedness and Response Section

Proposed Minimum Salary
$4,166.67 monthly

Job Location
Cameron, Texas

Job Type

Job Description


The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is an emergency response entity and this status can affect working hours, travel and change in duties as needed. This position performs complex consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves supporting the planning, developing, and implementing of local/county emergency management programs and providing technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the public. Assists with supporting local emergency operations centers (EOCs) or Disaster District Emergency Operations Center (DDEOCs) during planned and unplanned events. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Reports to assigned District Coordinator. Extended hours may occur on occasion.

The candidate must reside within the county at time of hire.

*Salary rate is a fixed rate for internal and external applicants.


  • Support the coordination of emergency management programs with local governments, emergency response organizations, regional organizations, TDEM, other state agencies, volunteer groups and private industry.
  • Performs incident management within their assigned county.
  • Advise and provide technical assistance to local governments regarding emergency management programs.
  • Maintain appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staff to facilitate comprehensive understanding of the county's emergency management program.
  • Support and assist local officials with disaster recovery programs and other financial disaster assistance.
  • Utilize appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of emergency management programs.
  • Utilize evaluation results to make recommendations for local emergency management program revisions and modifications.
  • May brief divisional officers or appropriate officials with information during an emergency, threat to public safety or property.
  • Provide support for the planning, development, and evaluation of emergency management, public safety, or homeland security programs.
  • Provide liaison and support between local officials, volunteer group representatives, TDEM, state agency, federal agency representatives, and other potential disaster responders.
  • Conduct initial damage surveys and needs assessment for disasters; prepare reports varying in form from free text reports to detailed Disaster Summary Outlines.
  • Evaluate local/county programs to determine compliance with requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to emergency management.
  • Assist with preparing and supporting the Disaster District Emergency Operations Center during planned and unplanned events.
  • May serve as a support member of the state staff at the Joint Field Office or may be deployed to assist at other incident facilities.
  • Face-to-face and person-to-person interactions are required.
  • Maintains a regular course of attendance during authorized work schedule.
  • Works extended hours when needed.
  • Travel up to 40%.

    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


    Education/Experience - Associate's degree from an accredited college or an equivalent combination of education and experience. - OR - Two (2) years' work experience. Thirty (30) semester hours equal to one (1) year of education.

    Residency Requirement - County residency required.

    Preferred Qualifications - Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

    • Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to local/county, TDEM, state, and federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management, hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, disaster preparedness or emergency response.
    • Proficient in demonstrating poise, tact, diplomacy, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working/professional relationships with external and internal customers.
    • Skill in operating a variety of office and specialized equipment including a laptop computer with a variety of software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), plotter, projectors, camera, GPS device, binoculars, palm device, communications devices such as two-way radio, satellite radio/phone, and other specialized audio-visual equipment within the EOC.
    • Ability to work other than normal working hours during emergencies.
    • Ability to communicate and present to diverse small and large groups.
    • Ability to convey technical information in lay terms that can be understood by people with a variety of educational and working backgrounds.
    • Ability to analyze problems, identify causative factors, and apply actions to effectively resolve current, and prevent recurrences of, problem conditions.
    • Must be analytical, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy or timeliness.
    • Must be organized, flexible, and able to prioritize in a multi-demand environment. Knowledge of methods of prioritizing, planning, organizing and carrying out multiple technical projects which frequently are underway simultaneously.
    • Must be able to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
    • Ability to travel for extended timeframe as needed.


      Must possess a valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain one at hire.

      Requisite within ninety (90) days of employment to complete the following courses and obtain certification: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800 FEMA courses; and any other training as may be determined.

      Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at:

      Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application.

      All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

      Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Killeen , TDEM County Liaison Officer, Milam, Other , Cameron, Texas

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