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2754 12th StreetRock Island, IL 61201


We are currently looking for a volunteer Disaster Services Manager!

As Disaster Services Manager, you will:

  • Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities.
  • Provide disaster preparedness training.
  • Prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters.

In addition, you will assist in:

    • Assist in the coordination of disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
    • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as tornadoes, fires, floods, and in recovery from these events.
    • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
    • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
    • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
    • Develop and perform tests and evaluations of emergency management plans in accordance with state and federal regulations.
    • Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.
    • Collaborate with other officials to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
    • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.
    • Propose alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.
    • Inspect facilities and equipment, such as emergency management centers and communications equipment, to determine their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
    • Consult with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
    • Assist individual organizations in reviewing emergency plans, such as medical facilities, to ensure their adequacy.
    • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management specialists.
    • Develop instructional materials for the public and make presentations to citizens' groups to provide information on emergency plans and their implementation processes.
    • Keep informed of federal, state, and local regulations affecting emergency plans and ensure that plans adhere to these regulations.
    • Apply for federal funding for emergency-management-related needs and administer and report on the progress of such grants, as applicable
    • Train local groups in the preparation of long-term plans that are compatible with federal and state plans.
    • Study emergency plans used elsewhere to gather information for plan development.
    • Conduct surveys to determine the types of emergency-related needs to be addressed in disaster planning or provide technical support to others conducting such surveys.
    • Provide communities with assistance in applying for federal funding for emergency management facilities, radiological instrumentation, and other related items.


  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Environmental Policy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • On call, as needed
  • Motviated, preferably a degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, or relate experience

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