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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
LINN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

SALARY RANGE: Minimum - $71,148 ● Midpoint - $85,579 ● Maximum - $112,411

This position reports directly to the Linn County Emergency Management Commission, an independent joint municipal-county organization with representation consisting of each Mayor within the County (18), a representative from the Board of Supervisors (1), and the Sheriff (1). This position is responsible for the duties and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Coordinator as described in Chapter 29C of the Code of Iowa and is a management position overseeing four employees. This position provides leadership, management and oversight and is responsible for the daily operation of the Emergency Management Agency. The Coordinator will work in cooperation with city, county, and national agencies to provide the delivery of emergency management coordination, planning, training and exercising. The Coordinator will administer the personnel policies and procedures, and collective bargaining contract as adopted by the Linn County Emergency Management Commission. Linn County, Iowa has a population of approximately 220,000 and covers 720 square miles, located in east central Iowa. The County has 18 incorporated municipalities, the largest being the City of Cedar Rapids. The population of the Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins metropolitan area is approximately 160,000. Iowa’s only nuclear power plant resides within Linn County.

Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth Counties in Red. Previously declared counties are in gray.Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth Counties in Red. Previously declared counties are in gray.Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday for Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth counties in response to severe weather, heavy rains and flash flooding on July 21-22.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Saturday for Bremer, Buchanan, Clinton and Johnson counties in response to severe storms, heavy rains and flash flooding on July 21-22.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to severe weather on July 19.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Clayton and Dubuque counties Friday in response to severe weather on July 11.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized for response and recovery efforts. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of Clayton County.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $40,320 for a family of three.

Grants are available for home or car repairs, clothing or food replacement and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.

The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Appanoose, Muscatine, Scott, and Wayne counties in response to the March 6 severe weather.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Governor Terry Branstad has designated the week of Jan. 15-21, 2017, as Hazardous Materials Awareness Week in Iowa.

The goal of the week is to provide Iowans a better understanding about hazardous materials, their proper use, storage, and disposal, and the emergency response actions that can help minimize unnecessary accidents and exposure.

Nearly all households and businesses use products that contain hazardous materials, and hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways, and waterways daily. Knowing how to handle such products and how to react during an emergency can reduce the risk of illness, injury or death.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Iowa following President Obama's federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms and flooding that occurred Sept. 21 - Oct. 3, 2016, announced Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

SBA disaster assistance is now available in Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek, and Wright counties.

Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad received word that President Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding September 21-23, 2016.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance as a result of damage sustained in 19 Iowa counties from severe storms and flooding from Sept. 21-23, 2016.  The request does not include activation of the federal Individual Assistance program as the damage incurred did not meet the FEMA criteria.

The counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

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