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  • Maintain countywide situational awareness during non-emergency operations.
  • Monitor/review the media outlets pertaining to emergency information, and large community events that may impact public safety.
  • Respond to planned and emergency events such as hazardous materials incidents, search/rescue, aircraft incidents.
  • Open and operate the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate resources during a large scale event.
  • Serve as a liaison between Incident Commander and outside agencies.
  • Coordinate with county departments and divisions as it pertains to weather, emergency incidents, awareness incidents, and large scale incidents.
  • Facilitate the development, maintenance, dissemination, and revision of the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), and the associated Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) annexes.
  • Submit the EOP plan to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) for review every three years.
  • Coordinate & execute the county’s annual exercise program to include conducting planning meetings, facilitating exercises and ensuring that a hot-wash and after-action meeting is conducted after each exercise and a comprehensive improvement plan is produced for each area of deficiency.
  • Applies on behalf of all Public Safety departments for all federal preparedness grants through NM-DHSEM to include the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG).
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