Rooks County is taking application for the Emergency Management Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

This position requires business management skills (including financial management, professional communication skills, basic computer skills and excellent public relations). The Director will be responsible for administrative duties and ensuring the County is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

A high school diploma or GED and a valid Kansas driver’s license are required. Successful applicant must be able to pass a drug screening test and meet the physical requirements of the job.

Salary $42,000 TO $46,000 and is negotiable, depending on experience.

Benefits include:

Health and Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

KPERS Retirement Benefits

Paid Sick Leave, Vacation Leave and Personal Leave

To request a job description please contact the County Clerk. The position will be open until filled. EEOC.

Please send a cover letter along with a resume to:

Rooks County Clerk
115 N Walnut, Stockton, KS  67669
Or lmm@ruraltel.net
Phone: 785-425-6391

Hours:  Mon – Thurs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon



POSITION: Emergency Management Director

The Employee in this position will be responsible for organizing, planning, training & operating the Rooks County Emergency Management Department. Work is performed independently and the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative in carrying out his/her duties. The Board of County Commissioners provides supervision over this position.

High School Diploma required & College graduate preferred
Knowledge of laws, rules & plans of Federal and State Emergency Management Programs and response protocols.
Knowledge of Emergency Management Organization, emergency planning methods and techniques
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
Considerable knowledge of emergency response organizations
Good knowledge of the county road system and the County as a total community
Ability to develop and implement emergency operational plans for technological and natural emergencies and disasters
Computer knowledge and skills
Typing skills
Previous experience with public government helpful
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school or college, including or supplemented by in accounting or business management. Formal training in firefighting, medical responder (EMS), or law enforcement including 2 or more years’ experience in a first responder organization. (KEMA only requires 2 years previous experience.)
Obtain certification in National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the following classes: (online) ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 plus (in-class) ICS 300.
Candidate must acquire certificate of Kansas Certified Emergency Manager (KCEM) from the Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) within 24 months of appointment

Maintain and update Rooks County Emergency Operations Plan.
Maintain and update local Mitigation Plan as required
Participate in Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program
Maintain the master copy of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)and assist other County Departments with updates
Works with and helps update plans for the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) also maintains Tier II reports for the County
Plans, designs and executes various exercises to test the Emergency Operations Plan
Attends Emergency Management Workshops, Trainings and Meetings
Prepares reports, updates and guides as directed by the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Commission on Emergency Planning & Response (CEPR)
Conduct informational meetings with local officials, the general public and county staff about Emergency Management
Facilitates training for emergency management operations
Responds to emergency operations meaning: any occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storms, epidemic, pandemics, air contamination, blight, hazardous material spills or releases, drought, infestation, explosion, riot or hostile military or paramilitary action and to carry out his/her duties under the County Disaster Agency Plan as a Coordinator
Prepare and administer the Emergency Management Budget upon approval by the County Commissioners
Recommend new equipment or modifications as needed. Maintain and test existing equipment as needed
Provides repair/maintenance services or technical advice on emergency communications and 911 equipment if within his/her skill set
Maintain and test Emer. Mgmt. portable generators and Haz-Mat trailer as needed
Dispatch and monitor Weather Spotters as needed, when available. Assist in Dispatch when weather spotters are deployed
Inputs data & prints cards for Comprehensive Resource Management & Credentialing System (CRMCS)
Maintains records for National Incident Management System (NIMS) for County personnel and first responders
Obtain Unmanned Aerial Surveillance license and become proficient at drone operations for use as needed in the County or for mutual aid. (If assigned)
Maintain Civic Ready (reverse 911 system) for the County and first responder agencies
Assign addresses throughout the County, notify ATCI of update so they can enter them in the 911 mapping system. Notify Appraisers office of updated addresses. Print maps as needed for individuals and other agencies.
Open Emergency Operations center when needed and provide assistance and equipment as needed
Perform “Fit Tests” for Fire Depts. and Health Care Professionals, if assigned
Maintain Radio Reference broadcast for Rooks County Radio traffic
Perform required checks on Fire Extinguishers, AED and Exit lights in the Sheriff’s Office if assigned
Participate on NW Regional Homeland Security Council as Rooks County representative if appointed by County Commissioners
Maintain Courthouse alert system if assigned

(Range from E= Essential to M= Moderate)

Physical Requirements:E: Visual acuity to read written exercises.
E: Able to communicate effectively in written form and orally
E: Hearing and speech suitable to communicate with people associated with the planning process
E: Good sight, smell, hearing & mobility
E: Mental health to work under heavy stress environments and work in confined spaces with a lot of people
E: Able to meet any physical standards as set out by the Rooks County Emergency Management Department
M: Physically able to drive and set up props for exercises
M: Able to drive to meetings and occasionally stay overnight