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Job opening - Public Information Officer

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COMANCHE COUNTY Is seeking a Public Information Officer

Must be able to develop, implement and maintain effective program countywide; serve as spokesperson and media liaison on day-to-day basis and times of disasters and emergencies. Must develop positive press releases; develop newspaper columns, memos and speeches. Work includes professional application of research and writing skills. Applicant have knowledge of county government, past media experience preferred with some supervisory exp. Duties involve being outside in all elements of weather and all hours of the day. BA Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Comm or related; 4-6 yrs. PIO exp or related exp. Must have some NIMS Cert. MUST complete NIMS Cert 300 & 400 within 1st year. Base Salary $2,750 mo. Must reside during entire employment in Comanche County. Ref and background check required. Pre-employment drug test req. App and resume required. App and job description available at the Comanche County Commissioners, 315 SW 5th Street, Room 303, 3rd Floor, Lawton, Okla. 73501 and online www.comanchecounty.us.
No phone calls. Deadline Monday, 9/15/15 by 3:00. Comanche County is an EOE.

 

Officials meet on county disaster plan

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 Local leaders are making plans to deal with disasters big and small.   

Stan Rice, environmental services director for the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG) met with leaders from cities and school districts across Comanche County and the Comanche County commissioners Monday afternoon at the Comanche County Courthouse to discuss drafting the latest version of the county’s fiveyear hazard mitigation plan for the federal government.   

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires a plan to be submitted by every entity within every county in order for it to receive FEMA aid if a disaster is declared.   

Rice said that when the Moore tornadoes hit in 2013, Moore missed out on some FEMA aid because it was not part of a current hazard mitigation plan. The current plan on file for Comanche County expired in 2013.   

Rice is drafting a new fiveyear plan to cover all sorts of possible disasters, including storms, drought, earthquakes, dam failures and many more. He needs input from every city and school in the county, so he met with representatives Monday to give them an overview of how the hazard mitigation plan works.   

Rice has asked all area leaders to submit their portions of the plan, which will essentially be “wish lists” of what each entity would like to do in order to lessen the effects of disasters, such as adding safe rooms to guard against tornadoes. The input from area leaders must be received by ASCOG before the end of November, he said.   

Rice said putting a possible project on the list does not obligate the town or school to undertake that project. In addition, if a project is listed on the current plan and funding is obtained for it, FEMA may fund 75 percent of the listed project.   

Several towns and schools in Oklahoma have been able to build safe rooms or other weather shelters with help from FEMA because the projects were listed on hazard mitigation plans, he said.   

The hazard mitigation plan will be effective for five years from the date it is accepted by FEMA.

   
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