An employee in this classification, organizes and directs the activities of the emergency services for the County. Responsibilities include directing the activities of the emergency medical services, emergency management functions, County Fire Marshal’s Office, and E-911 Telecommunications functions. Duties also include providing coordination and serving as the County’s liaison to volunteer fire and rescue organizations. Work is performed through subordinate supervisor and department division positions. Primary responsibilities include budget preparation and administration, fiscal management, planning, staffing, training, and performance review for the departments and programs supervised. The employee has extensive public contacts, and the work requires a variety of technical and detailed knowledge, and considerable independent initiative and judgment. The employee is subject to the usual hazards associated with emergency service functions including work in, both, inside and outside environmental conditions, hazardous fumes, dusts, odors, mists, and gases. Work may expose the employee to human blood or body fluids and thus the job is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Lenoir County Manager and is evaluated through conferences, results of work, reports, and public feedback.
SALARY RANGE: $68,832 - $102,182
Graduation from a four- (4) year college with a degree in emergency medical services, disaster and emergency preparedness, fire science and administration, or related field, and emergency services experience including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
• Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to emergency services including communications, fire, EM and EMS operations.
• Thorough knowledge of emergency medical practices and procedures
• Thorough knowledge of E911/communications practices and procedures
• Ability to interpret, explain, and apply a wide variety of policies, procedures, and regulations.
• Ability to prepare reports and make effective public presentations.
• Ability to react quickly, effectively, and professionally in emergency situations
• Ability to use sound judgment and determine best options and decisions for handling emergency matters
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement agencies, volunteer fire services, public officials, hospitals, schools, and general public.
• Ability to supervise a department including knowledge of budgeting, personnel, and purchase requirements