The Emergency Manager is an appointed position responsible
for the development, implementation and maintenance of an
emergency management system in Buffalo County to save lives
and protect property. Such emergency management system shall
include disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
capabilities. The incumbent is charged with making certain
that the components of the emergency management system know
the threats to the jurisdiction, planning for emergencies,
being able to function effectively in an emergency, and conducting
recovery operations following a disaster.
The position requires direct responsibility for the organization,
administration, and operation of the Buffalo County Emergency
Management System, subject to the direction and control of
the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners. The position serves
as the principal advisor to the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners
in disaster/emergency matters. Supervision of day-to-day activities
shall be directed by the Buffalo County Sheriff and Kearney
Chief of Police.
The incumbent, in discharging duties, must work with elected
and appointed officials of the local governments, of the state
and of the Federal government, and private sector interests.
The incumbent is given broad and extensive authority to determine
program priorities, requirements and procedures so as to implement
and support the local, state and national programs and objectives.
Completed work is reviewed in terms of net results and the
achievement of broad objectives and conformance with general
policies. Job effectiveness can be determined by the ability
of the Buffalo County Emergency Manager to take the lead in
developing local capabilities to mitigate disasters/emergencies
and conduct coordinated operations in disasters/emergencies,
making maximum use of all public and private resources available.