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City of Renton Seeks Full Time Volunteer for Disaster Preparedness, Stipend Paid

July 25, 2012

For more information contact:

Preeti Shridhar
, Communications Director 425-430-6569
Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director 425-430-7027

The City of Renton’s Fire & Emergency Services Department is recruiting a person for a full-time grant-funded AmeriCorps volunteer position to work on disaster preparedness and related projects. The department’s emergency management program conducts emergency planning and also coordinates disaster response and recovery. With assistance from the AmeriCorps member, the emergency management program specifically addresses the education and training needs of the public related to disaster preparedness and the recruitment, training and engagement of volunteers.

The selected individual will receive training to support existing volunteer and outreach programs such as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Teen CERT. The individual will be expected to assess the disaster preparedness needs of the community and effect positive change. New program development including the creation of a culturally-specific speaker's bureau to disseminate disaster preparedness information more widely within Renton's diverse community will be another expectation.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 years of age to qualify for the AmeriCorps program and must pass a background check. The position serves from September 16, 2012 to July 31, 2013, and receives a monthly stipend of $1,125, full health care benefits and an education benefit of $5,550 at the end of service. For more information and to apply, interested individuals should register for AmeriCorps and apply online at my.americorps.gov/.