Position: Emergency Preparedness Manager


Location: Public Safety

Pay Grade: 7  Exempt

Posting Date: 4/7/2021

Closing Date: 4/15/2021

Reports to: Executive Director

Every employee of Stockbridge Munsee Community is expected to present themselves in a professional manner to customers as well as other departments. Stockbridge Munsee Community strives to provide a positive team environment where everyone contributes.


This position performs administrative and managerial work in managing and overseeing the Tribe’s Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation efforts.  This position’s responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and implementing emergency and non-emergency plans, policies and procedures for incident/event and/or disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery situations.  This individual is also responsible for training individuals and groups and serving as the Tribe’s representative/liaison to a variety of federal, state, regional, and local committees, boards and/or agencies associated with emergency services and management efforts.   This position will be become designated Tribal Incident Commander during any Tribally declared emergency and will report directly to the Tribal Council during declared emergencies.



  1. Writes, maintains and coordinates Tribal emergency and non-emergency preparedness, operational response, mitigation and recovery plans.
  2. Analyzes threats, hazards and identifies potential risks to the Tribe; develops and implements mitigation strategies to reduce risk and when and where possible eliminate threats and hazards.
  3. Maintains and updates the Tribe emergency response/operations plans to meet and/or exceed federal recommendations, guidelines and/or requirements.
  4. Assesses the needs of the Emergency Management Department on a continual basis taking into account needs of other Tribal Departments and greater community and secure supplies as available.  Supervise all emergency management personnel.
  5. Maintains and updates all resources associated with non-emergency and emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery plans; ensures compliance of the Tribe’s plans.
  6. Develops, implements, oversees and participates in an exercise evaluation program which includes workshops, training, functional and full-scale operational drills and/or exercises designed to train, test, and evaluate emergency preparedness, response and recovery concepts and/or standard operating guideline(s).
  7. Develops new plans and procedures as needed and educate the community and emergency response partners on the new plans and procedures.
  8. Develops training and educational programs related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery and/or emergency services/management for tribal staff, employees, volunteers, the business and Tribal community at large.
  9. Provides assistance, training and support to individual tribal programs and facilities in developing emergency response plans. 
  10. Coordinates tribal, state, local, and federal recovery efforts to include reimbursement applications before, during and immediately following a large-scale emergency or disaster.
  11. Coordinates and tracks National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications and training; coordinates records management and prepares summaries and reports based on analysis including analytical charts, graphs, and maps. Submits data, reports, information to appropriate reporting systems.
  12. Work cooperatively with Local/Regional and State partners on Public Health issues affecting the community.
  13. Assesses the Emergency/Public Safety communications systems used by Tribal operations and make recommendations for improvements.  Work cooperatively on issues affecting communications for Emergency/Public Safety Departments. 
  14. Represents the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in managing the 24-hour emergency operations center.  Take primary lead role as Incident Commander during emergency situations or when Incident Command initiated, reporting directly to Tribal Council.
  15. Represents the Tribe with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State, and County/local emergency management committees and maintaining regular contact regarding emergency management with other partners including other neighboring Tribes.
  16. Researches and identifies emergency service grant opportunities for the Tribe’s emergency services programs; manages awarded grants and ensures compliance with all grant requirements.  Develop, submit and manage the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program and the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
  17. Keeps up to date with emergency management issues and provides information to tribal departments as required. 
  18. Develops and manages the Emergency Management funding program budget.
  19. Reviews, approves and processes invoices from vendors providing services/supplies to the Emergency Management Department.
  20. Reviews and evaluates service delivery methods and systems including administrative and support systems, identifies opportunities for improvement and implements changes to standard operating procedures to enhance services.
  21. Responsible for oversight of policies and procedure that cover the Tribal Volunteer Firefighters, including vehicle operation, emergency response, vehicle maintenance and other items regarding department operations.  Work collectively with Fire Commission as needed.
  22. Assist with the annual training plan for firefighters taking into consideration approved training budget.
  23.  Develops and monitors a maintenance log for each vehicle in the Fire Department fleet, Jaws of Life units, Generators and other equipment as needed, ensures equipment certifications are performed as required by Federal, Tribal, or State rules/regulations
  24. Create a sense of urgency and accountability across all functions of the organization to create a higher level of effectiveness.
  25. Informs leadership of safety gaps and areas of concern and provides timely recommendations and ensures corrective action implementation
  26. Remains knowledgeable of Tribal community members that may need special assistance in the event of an evacuation. Responds timely to public concerns, problems, and complaints.
  27. Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record.
  28. Must be reliable and prompt when reporting to work.
  29. Must attend all training provided by the employer.
  30. Must adhere to all established rules, regulations, procedures and policies of the Stockbridge/Munsee Community.
  31. All other duties assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public safety or related field;
  2. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in emergency management or similar related role.
    (Candidates who feel they can demonstrate a combination of education and experience to meet the standards as stated in 1 and 2 will be considered.)
  3. Working experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management, including planning, coordinating, preparing for and responding to emergencies.
  4. Knowledge of current developments and trends in the field of emergency management and homeland security.
  5. Previous working experience with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).  Candidate will be required to complete all applicable ICS Course work within the first 6 months of employment.
  6. Emergency Operations Center practices and methods of operation.
  7. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine a proper course of action; use appropriate independent judgment to make decisions of a technical, management and/or administrative nature in support of the Tribe’s goals and objectives.
  8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, associates, subordinates, employees of other agencies and with the general public.
  9. Read, interpret and apply a variety of Tribal, State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations governing department operations.
  10. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds using phone, email, or other technology.
  11. Address groups of people and speak effectively on departmental issues.
  12. Must be experienced in organizational development, goal setting, development of strategies, meeting deadlines, and obtaining results.
  13. Must demonstrate superior organizational skills.
  14. Must possess ability to communicate well with others, both verbally and in writing.
  15. Must possess ability to provide motivation and leadership to staff.
  16. Experience in providing creative and innovative ideas and plans for problem solving is required.
  17. Experience in budget planning and monitoring is required.
  18. Experience with tribal organizations as well as other governmental organizations is preferred.
  19. Ability to successfully cope with a sometimes-stressful work climate is required. 
  20. Knowledge of history, culture, and government of the Stockbridge/Munsee people is desired.
  21. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required.  Must obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license within 30 days of employment if applicant has an out-of-state driver’s license.  Must meet and maintain the eligibility to operate a personal or tribal vehicle under the driver acceptability guidelines as established by Mohican Nation Insurance.
  22. Must submit and pass a background security check to meet the Elder/Youth License Requirement as it pertains to the position and the location of the department prior to and during the course of employment with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.
  23. Must obtain and maintain coverage under the employer’s Employee Dishonesty policy.
  24. Must pass pre-employment drug and health screening.  Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.
  25. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain satisfactory working record in any prior or current employment.

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Stockbridge-Munsee Human Resources
P.O. Box 70 Bowler, WI 54416 or (715) 793-4380



The Stockbridge Munsee Community operates as an equal opportunity employer. Except Indian Preference is given in accordance with the Tribal Employment Preference Ordinance.


Although an interview may be granted, this does not determine that the candidate fully meets the qualifications until it is determined by the interview team.