Government Emergency Management Liaison


Cause Areas


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1040 S. 8th St.Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Position Title: Under the supervision of the Chapter Response Staff, the Partner Service G/EM Liaison serves as the representative for the Pikes Peak Chapter Red Cross at the municipal, county or regional Emergency Management meetings. The assignment entails effectively monitoring routine organizational and planning activities of our external partners. The G/EM Liaison obtains and provides situational information affecting Red Cross operations, volunteers and staff. During Emergency Response Operations, the Partner Service G/EM Liaison services as the representative for the Pikes Peak Chapter Red Cross to the municipal, county or regional Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). The assignment entails effectively monitoring emergency response activities of external partners and forwarding information effecting Red Cross operations. The position guides and responds to request for Red Cross services from the EOC staff. Key Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission
  • Identify and participate (or arrange for coverage) in meetings, briefings, conference calls, exercise training scheduled by the designated county Emergency Management authority.
  • Evaluate and identify important external partner agency information and forward to Red Cross Response staff or other departments as needed.
  • Provide information to external partners on Red Cross disaster activities, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Be able to respond to activation of the local county Emergency Operations Center (based on personal availability) and provide coverage for the initial operational period.
  • Forward request fro external partners for Red Cross services to Response Staff and Chapter Management.
  • Ensure that the Red Cross maintains appropriate levels of representation at all meetings, events and exercises.
  • Maintain accurate logs of meetings, exercises, events and responses.
  • Maintain a professional attitude in a wide range of stressful settings.
  • Serve as a member of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee.


  • New employee and Volunteer orientation
  • Fulfilling Our Mission / Shelter Operations and Simulations
  • MC1 - Community Services Overview
  • SO- Serving People with Disabilities Following a Disaster
  • LOG1- Logistics 1, An Overview
  • CEESD - Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery
  • EOC -L Emergency Operations Center Liaison
  • IS100- Intro to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS200- ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
  • IS700- National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
  • IS800- National Response Framework, an Introduction


  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computers and current software applications
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Disaster Response Program
  • Knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and task simultaneously
  • Sensitivity to human interactions and interactions between individuals and agencies
  • Ability to promote and develop productive functional working relationships with diverse individuals and groups
  • Ability to adapt to long irregular hours oand frequent schedule changes during times of large scale disasters
  • Be familiar with the Mission of the Red Cross and what it can and cannot do during a disaster, but specifically, be knowledgeable about the range of disaster services and mass care assistance available through a Red Cross relief operation, Federal resources, and the assets and capabilities of other voluntary agencies
  • Be familiar with the National Shelter System ( NSS )
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to appropriately acquire, maintain and track various material resources (communications, vehicles, emergency supplies, etc)
  • Self-motivated
  • Work well as part of a team, both in and out of disaster situations
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including being able to write legibly when completing forms.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities & situations
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrate strong team-building skills
  • Ability to successfully multi-task under pressure and be able to adapt to changing circumstances easily and effectively
  • Know how an EOC operates and interacts with outside agencies and organizations during a disaster
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Work long shifts at local or out of town locations
  • Work effectively with others in a close, sometimes hectic environment indoors
  • Must be able to travel out of town if needed (plane or car)


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
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