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Emergency Management Intern
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City of Coppell | Coppell, TX
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Job Description

Basic Function

Under general supervision, the Emergency Management intern performs administrative work assisting the Emergency Management Coordinator in support of the emergency management program. The position also assists Life Safety Park staff, as needed. Work involves developing and revising planning and training materials for emergency and disaster response operations. The position also assists in planning disaster exercises, conducting training, and preparing reports and records as required by state and federal agencies. The intern position is part time with no benefits.

Essential Job Functions

* Prepare emergency management and continuity of operations plans and documents
* Research and prepare grant proposals for available government funding for various new and continuing programs and projects
* Complete reports and maintain records for the Emergency Management Division
* Maintain Emergency Operations Center equipment and systems
* Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc. to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the field of emergency management
* Attend association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintain contacts with emergency management professionals to facilitate exchange of information

City of Coppell Core Competencies

Technical Competencies

Knowledge and ability to correctly apply professional/specialized expertise; skillfully manage information; properly use tools, equipment and technology; effectively allocate resources; proactively identify and resolve issues; consistently make sound decisions; correctly execute policy processes and procedures; strictly adhere to/enforce safety polices; consistently produce quality results; proactively plan and organize; consistently provide exceptional customer service.

Human Competencies

Motivation of Self & Others: We demonstrate a core desire to serve the Public and the Organization through our commitment, passion, initiative and drive.

Leadership of Self: We motivate, inspire and influence ourselves to strive towards excellence by being positive, accountable, a team player and influential in goal achievement.

Service -Oriented: We behave in a friendly and professional manner centering on a desire to address the needs of internal and external customers while respecting their rights and dignity by being people-oriented, helpful, understanding and compassionate.

Trustworthy: We earn the confidence of others by demonstrating both the character and the competence to fulfill our obligations with both integrity and honesty along with ethical, credible behavior.

Relational: We establish trust, cooperation, mutual respect and support with an objective to improve relationships by valuing diversity and being diplomatic/tactful, cooperative, empathetic, broadminded, flexible, respectful and compassionate/caring.

Communication: We exchange information and ideas in a manner which results in mutually supported decisions for the greater good by sharing thoughts & feelings, and through assertiveness, empathic listening, conflict resolution and deliberating/debating.

Emotional Maturity: We demonstrate the ability to manage and monitor our emotions and to assess the emotional state of others by understanding stress management, balance and consistency.

Development of Self: We are committed to improving our knowledge, skills, personal qualifications and performance through self-development.

Conceptual Competencies

Organizational Awareness: We are aware of the Organization's structure and culture for how we do business by understanding departmental impact on organization, interdepartmental relations and organizational culture

Global Awareness: We stay informed of issues and trends that may impact the Organization by understanding media/public relations.

Community Awareness: We have a sense of the community's culture and its impact on service delivery by understanding purpose of service, citizen/stakeholder expectations and branding.

Innovation: We successfully implement ideas that improve and/or add value to service delivery through creative thinking, continuous improvement and by being quality minded and a change agent.

Critical Thinking: We actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to reach a sound answer or conclusion by understanding issue/problem identification, analysis, consequences, and by balancing decision factors.

Visioning: We understand the future direction of the Organization and understand the efforts and processes needed to achieve it by following the mission/values.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years or older and currently attending an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program in Emergency Administration and Planning, Public Administration, or related field(s).


Successful candidate must have a fundamental understanding of the principles of emergency management and 2 years of experience or college course work with emphasis in emergency management or public administration.


* Excellent oral and written communications
* Knowledge of proper/professional business grammar, spelling and usage
* Must be detailed and accurate with data input
* Work effectively in a multi-tasking and deadline driven environment
* Ability to quickly learn office operations and procedures
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 software suite
* Must be able to lift and carry objects (up to 50 lbs.)