Comanche County, Oklahoma

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Job Opening – Comanche County

Position:                    Comanche County Emergency Management Deputy Director

Department:              Comanche County Emergency Management

Salary:                       $45,000 - $50,000 annually (non-exempt salaried)

Application Closes:    September 23, 2019 by EOD



Comanche County Emergency Management provides service to all of Comanche County. The purpose of emergency management is to assist the community in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made disasters. Emergency management provides support and assistance to the incident commander and/or emergency personnel responding to emergency incidents. It also creates, advises, and collaborates on emergency operations plans and standard operating procedures that affect emergency response throughout the jurisdiction.



The deputy director assumes all the roles and responsibilities of the director when he/she is indisposed or unavailable. Assists in all aspects of emergency management, including mitigation planning and efforts, preparedness and outreach, emergency and non-emergency response, and recovery from start to finish. The deputy director must also become a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and maintain that certification. As the CFM, the deputy will be responsible for managing all aspects of floodplain and stormwater within unincorporated Comanche County; this may include incorporated areas lacking a designated floodplain manager.


Duties and Responsibilities

Deputy Director

-          Assuming all roles and responsibilities of the director, as instructed or needed.

-          Assisting in community outreach by conducting or participating in presentations, meetings, fairs, and other community events.

-          Leading or participating in meetings and committees as delegated by the director.

-          Overseeing or assisting in emergency management projects and efforts that further the 4 phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery).

-          Networking and creating positive relationships with organizations, agencies, offices, and officials who will or may assist with emergency management efforts.

-          Activating and operating in the emergency operations center (EOC) when warranted by SOP/G or instructed by the director.

-          Staying familiar with the EOPs/SOP/Gs of critical facilities within the county.

-          Attending pertinent conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings.

-          Continuing pertinent education and training.

-          This list may not be comprehensive and additional duties, tasks, or responsibilities may be assigned at a future date.



-          Becoming a CFM and maintaining that certification through required continuing education.

-          Attending the annual Floodplain Conference (generally September) and the annual Stormwater Conference (generally July/August).

-          Resolving and processing all floodplain permit requests.

-          Investigating and resolving all issues, difficulties, and other scenarios involving the floodplain or stormwater.

-          Maintaining the FIRM maps for unincorporated Comanche County.

-          Assisting the floodplain board meetings; creating the agendas and minutes for the board’s quarterly meeting; preparing a report; presenting floodplain permits for approval; and maintaining a position on the board.

-          Advising officials and other interested parties on matters regarding the floodplain and stormwater management.

-          Maintaining records and documents that keep the community eligible to participate in the FEMA’s NFIP.

-          Conducting an annual review of the FEMA “Repetitive Loss” list to identify properties, located within the community, to verify accuracy and establish priorities for possible mitigation. Correspond with FEMA to verify the “Repetitive Loss” list accuracy as requested.

-          Assisting with Community Assistance Visits (CAVs) as requested by Oklahoma Water Resource Board (OKWRB).

-          Conducting field work and office work as necessitated by floodplain and stormwater duties.

-          Work with DEQ to maintain the Comanche County Stormwater Program.

-          Provide quarterly reports to DEQ regarding the status of BMPs.




-          Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college (relevant public safety experience may be substituted for education requirements).

-          2 years’ experience in public safety or other relevant experience.


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

-          Valid class “D” Oklahoma Driver’s License.

-          Must have or complete National Incident Management System IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 within the first six months of employment.

-          Must have or complete National Incident Management System IS-120.a, IS-230.d, IS-235.b, IS-393.a, IS-634, and IS-775 within the first year of employment.


Additional Requirements

-          Applicant must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

-          Applicant may be asked to take an MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) to receive the job offer.

-          Applicant must reside in Comanche County, or be willing to relocate within 6 months of employment.

-          Upon notification, emergency management personnel are expected to respond in a timely manner to critical emergency and significant weather situations; this may include after-hours and weekend/holiday work. The deputy director will be included in an on-call office rotation for after-hours emergencies and notifications.

-          Must be able to operate simple and complex computer systems (or must be able to learn complex computer systems).

-          Must have familiarity with basic office software, such as Microsoft Office.


Application Process

-          Applicant must complete a Comanche County Employment Application; applications are available at:

o   The Comanche County Commissioners’ Office, 315 SW 5th Street, Room 303, Lawton, OK 73501

o   Online, CLICK HERE for digital application (must be printed and turned into the above address).

-          Submit the completed application, resume, high school diploma or GED certificate, and any relevant certificates to the County Commissioners’ Office: 315 SW 5th Street, Room 303, Lawton, OK 73501.

-          No calls.

-          All submitted application documents, paperwork, and certificates become the property of Comanche County Emergency Management.

Comanche County and Comanche County Emergency Management are equal opportunity employers.




The Sheriff's House Sale

The Sheriff's House Sale is a public auction to sell repossessed properties, and it occurs periodically throughout the year. Sales are usually held on a scheduled Monday, at 11:00am in the Commissioners' Meeting Room at the Courthouse (Room 302). A list of properties is listed below. Be advised that the list is subject to change, and may not be complete. For a current list, you will have to visit the Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse (Room 102).


September 16

CJ-2017-354 1604 SW Edward Circle 115,000 08-Aug-19 Mock County Times
CJ-2018-729 19 NE Summerwood Drive, Elgin 137,500 01-Aug-19 Nunley Constitution
CJ-2018-532 1518 NW 43rd Street 49,000 25-Jul-19 Nunley Constitution
CJ-2018-474 406 NW 69th Street 45,000 08-Aug-19 Baer County Times
CJ-2018-564 1118 NW Elm Avenue 27,000 08-Aug-19 Baer County Times
CJ-2019-169 Read Legal 18,500 08-Aug-19 Rabon Constitution
CJ-2019-166 11657 SH 36, Faxon 50,000 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-179 1701 SE Jarman Avenue 70,000 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2018-463 612 NW Meers Porter Hill Road 48,500 15-Aug-19 Nunley Constitution
CJ-2019-130 Read Legal Tract 1 12,500 15-Aug-19 Coleman Constitution
CJ-2019-130 Read Legal Tract 2 18,000 15-Aug-19 Coleman Constitution
CJ-2019-130 Read Legal Tract 3 18,000 15-Aug-19 Coleman Constitution
CJ-2016-797 36 NE Deerfield Drive, Elgin 92,000 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-160 2341 NW McIntosh Road, Elgin 172,500 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-170 4033 SE Bedford Circle 66,500 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-349 706 SW 16th Street 5,000 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-358 819 NW 58th Street 17,500 15-Aug-19 Kivell County Times
CJ-2019-281 2818 NW 24th Street 12,500 15-Aug-19 Shapiro County Times
CJ-2019-239 403 NW Glendale Drive 19,500 15-Aug-19 Shapiro County Times
CJ-2019-97 6759 SW Chaucer Drive 63,500 15-Aug-19 Shapiro County Times
CJ-2019-93 1606 SE Clover Lane 72,500 15-Aug-19 Baer County Times
CJ-2019-6 4544 NE Arlington Avenue 61,000 15-Aug-19 Mock County Times
CJ-2019-364 Read Legal 15,000 15-Aug-19 Coleman Constitution
CJ-2018-740 2134 NW Ozmun Avenue 41,500 15-Aug-19 Nunley Constitution

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