518 Valencia Street, Ste. 102 Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701 Phone: (505) 425-6190 Fax (505) 426-3034

Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm (Except Holidays)

OEM's Mission:

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to insure the safety and well being of the citizens of the county of San Miguel and the City of Las Vegas through mitigation, preparedness, response and  recovery from any disaster or major emergency which may occur. 

Goal and Objectives:


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To develop and maintain programs and systems for effective coordination of community resources in all phases of 
emergency management.

To plan and prepare for population protection, including evacuation and sheltering.

To plan and prepare for the appropriate roles within the EOC (Emergency Operation Center) in response to an emergency.

To plan and prepare for the appropriate training required to effectively manage the EOC.

To conduct exercise functions to properly test the effectiveness of the EOC.


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San Miguel County
Office of Emergency Management

Mission Statement  

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to insure the safety and well being of the citizens of the City of Las Vegas and the County of San Miguel through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from any disaster or major emergency which may occur.

Goal and Objectives

To develop and maintain programs and systems for effective coordination  of community resources in all phases of emergency management.

To plan and prepare for population protection, including evacuation and sheltering.

To plan and prepare for the appropriate roles within the EOC (Emergency Operation Center) in response to an emergency. 

To plan and prepare for the appropriate training required to effectively manage the EOC. To conduct exercise functions to properly test the effectiveness of the EOC.

Purpose

The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management is to coordinate the efforts of all-local governmental departments and agencies and to maintain the liaison with and to cooperate with Emergency Management agencies and organizations of other political divisions within state government. Also to coordinate the development of an Emergency Operations Plan for the protection of life and property adequate to cope with disasters resulting from acts of war, sabotage, natural or man made causes and to coordinate the implementation of set plans during periods of emergency.

 

Office of Emergency Management Personal 

Chief of Police/County Manager

Commander Special Operations/Planning & Zoning Supervisor

Lieutenant, Emergency Manager

Emergency Services Coordinator

Administrative Aide

Other Personnel as required to effectively respond and recover from an emergency.

Emergency Manager

Exempt position, dependent on funding availability from all governing bodies. This position performs duties and responsibility under the general supervision of the San Miguel County Manager and the City of Las Vegas Manager. Duties include the development and implementation of comprehensive emergency management programs for the San Miguel County and City of Vegas Governing bodies. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Comprehensive Emergency Management Concepts: Mitigation-Preparedness-Response-Recover

Will act as an emergency preparedness advisor to the County and City Govern ring bodies

Will identify and coordinate the application and use of available resources and capabilities

Will maintain liaison with County, City, Sate, and Federal government offices, private sector, and volunteer organizations.

Will promote the acquisition of and the development of resources

Will coordinate the development of an effective emergency management system to include a facility for control and coordination during an emergency

Will prepare, submit and justify an emergency management budget

Will  access, analyze and develop a risk assessment of the hazards that effect the County and City

Will coordinate and identify manpower and material resources available for an emergency

Will develop Emergency Operation Center (EOC) site from which governing bodies can direct and control operations during an emergency

Will develop Continuity of Operation and Government procedures and systems

Will secure technical and financial assistance through state and federal programs  

NIMS Coordinator

Exempt position, dependent on funding availability from all governing bodies. This position performs duties and responsibility under the general supervision of the Emergency Manager. Duties include clerical responsibilities, the development of training, and exercising program to meet the National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance for the San Miguel County/ Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management. Will be required to travel in-state and out-of-state to obtain advance training to complete these requirements. Performs other related tasks as may be assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Will develop and conduct training and education activities to improve capabilities to inform the public

Will participate in and attend training, exercising and educational activities

Will develop a comprehensive training and exercise program involving County, City, State and Federal agencie

Will develop and maintain an emergency Communication System

Will develop a training (NIMS) program for emergency response personnel

Will develop a system to alert key officials and the public in the event of an emergency

Will establish an emergency public information system (social media).

Will coordinate with private sector to develop emergency plans and capabilities in support of the County and City plans

Will secure technical and financial assistance through state and federal programs.

Administrative Assistant 

Reports directly to the Emergency Manager and is responsible for all clerical support required to effectively administer the operations of the Office of Emergency Management.  Classified position which performs duties to include clerical responsibilities for the Emergency Manager and the San Miguel County Fire Chief who is responsible for (12) twelve district volunteer fire departments.

Other Personnel 

From time to time individuals may be temporarily assigned to the Office of Emergency Management in order to effectively respond to or recover from an emergency.

Phases of Emergency Management: 

Mitigation:  Are activities that either prevent the occurrence of an emergency or reduce the community's vulnerability in ways that minimize the adverse impact of a disaster or other emergency.

Preparedness:  The activities, programs and systems that exist prior to an emergency and are used to support and enhance response to an emergency or disaster. Planning, training and exercising are among the activities conducted.

Response:  Involves those activities and programs designed to address the immediate and short-term effects, at the onset, of an emergency or disaster. It helps reduce casualties and damage and speeds recovery. These activities include direction and control, warning, evacuation and other similar operations.

Recovery:  Are those activities that involve restoring systems to normal. Short-term actions are taken to access damage and return vital life support systems to minimum operating standards; long-term actions may continue for many years

Qualifications for Personnel

 

Emergency Manager

 

High School diploma or GED equivalent, minimum of (10) ten years of experience in a governmental or private setting performing in emergency management related positions. Must process a valid New Mexico Drivers license and a good driving record at all time while employed as an Emergency Management Program Supervisor. Must have prior experience in governmental procuring and receiving of items procured through use of government funds. This position is safety sensitive and is subject to drug testing

 

NIMS Coordinator

 

High school graduate or GED equivalent, some college/university credits desirable. (5) five years experience in an education/training/planning setting or equivalent in emergency management preparedness. (5) five years experience in coordinating, collaborating, and planning with multiple agencies (governmental, non-governmental, volunteers, and private sector) in emergency preparedness. (5) Years experience in use of data processing, computer system(s), and governmental hardware/software knowledge such as the National Exercise System (NEXS) a must, must pass criminal background and drug screen.

 

Administrative Assistant

 

High school graduate or GED equivalent, some college/university credits desirable. (5) five year experience in an administrative setting, or equivalent. (5) five years experience in governmental, budget, finance, and accounting process. (5) five years experience in the use of data processing, computer system(s) and hardware/software knowledge a must. Must pass criminal background and drug screen 

 

518 VALENCIA STREET. STE 102
LAS VEGAS, NM 87701