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Disaster Recovery Specialist

General Statement of Duties:

Performs a variety of disaster recovery services in conjunction with local government jurisdictions, agencies and groups to promote recovery and resiliency from disasters including the COVID Pandemic.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class works in the Planning Program of the Commission. Under the supervision of the Planning Director, this employee focuses on providing services related to administration of specific disaster recovery programs. This position works closely with the public on a regular basis to provide customer service on disaster related issues. The position requires independence of action in carrying out much of the work.
Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Makes presentations to various governing boards and public groups concerning disaster recovery and resiliency.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to local government staff and the public in the administration of disaster related program areas.
  • Prepares narrative staff reports and recommendations for disaster related projects.
  • Responds to inter‑departmental and outside requests for information, and maintains a database related to disaster information.
  • Assists with grant applications as requested by member governments.
  • May represent the Commission in meetings and conferences with local, state, and federal government officials and private citizens.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of emergency management methodology and statutory authority, especially as it relates to local governments.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local government programs, services, and regulations related to disaster recovery and resiliency.
  • Skills in organizing and coordinating the exchange of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to prepare competitive grant applications.
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to attend night meetings and transport and set up presentation materials as necessary.

Desirable Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or training or experience in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery.
STARTING SALARY: $40,302 (Commensurate with qualifications)



Interested candidates should submit a completed Mid-East Commission Application and Resume to:

Mid-East Commission

ATTN: Planning, Economic Development, and Community Services

1502 N. Market Street Suite A

Washington, NC 27889

A Mid-East Commission application can be found at the following link: