Are you interested in deploying Disaster Responders? Become a Duty Officer! - Missoula Area
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by American Red Cross, Idaho/Montana Region
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
You will be an essential part of the American Red Cross Idaho Montana Region response and recovery team. This position is responsible for safely deploying, coordinating, coaching and supervising Idaho and Montana disaster workers to active disaster scenes throughout the two states. The duty officer position was created to support disaster responders in the field and ensure accountability and standardization for the entire Idaho Montana Region disaster response and recovery program.
This is NOT an "on-scene" type disaster response position and can be done from the comfort of your home.
Duty officers are tasked with ensuring material, financial and volunteer resources are used wisely throughout the state, dispatching and safety of the disaster workforce for response, maintaining an incident log, tracking deployed resources and frequent communications with disaster responders in the field, as well as with emergency management partners, all duty officers and administrative staff. In addition, duty officers will approve soft assistance (hygiene kits, blankets, referrals to partner agencies) and financial assistance needed for clients based on assessed disaster caused needs to aid in disaster recovery, update the Client Assistance System (CAS).
Good communication and computer skills are required. Training will be provided.