Franklin County Emergency Management Department is recruiting for a full-time, Emergency Management Director. An employee in this class performs managerial, planning, and technical work directing the County’s Emergency Management Department and Fire Marshal Division. The employee plans and directs interagency planning efforts for emergency response to a variety of emergencies, such as response to hazardous materials incidents, weather emergency responses, and other disasters. The employee performs and directs emergency preparedness activities including review, revision, and exercise of disaster plans, processes, and Standard Operating Guidelines. The employee assist in the continuing development of the County’s Emergency Operations Plans, Annexes, and Appendices that involves considerable community coordination and promotion across agencies, school systems, hospital, and various County departments. During times of disasters, the employee assumes direct control of the response and recovery effort when declaration of a State of Emergency is made. Work involves budget preparation and administration, grant identification and writing, policy and standard operation procedure development and modification, staffing, training, and performance review for the Department. Work involves a broad scope of public contacts, a variety of technical and detailed knowledge, and considerable independent initiative and judgment. The employee is subject to hazards in the emergency management work including working in both inside and outside environmental conditions, hazardous fumes, dusts, odors, mists, and gases. Work is supervised by the County Manager and is evaluated through conferences, results of work, reports, and public feedback.
$67,254 – $73,979
Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in emergency management, home-land security, public administration, or a related emergency service field, and five years of progressively responsible emergency management experience at the coordinator level or higher including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, such as those listed above.
- Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver's License.
- Preferred candidates will possess the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the North Carolina Emergency Management Association or the International Association of Emergency Managers; or the ability to obtain within two years of employment.
- Possession of North Carolina Hazardous Material Responder Level I; or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
- Possession of appropriate NIMS and ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 certifications; or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
- In county residency preferred.
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