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Assistant CEMA Director

Chatham County

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DEPARTMENT:          Chatham Emergency Management Agency

SALARY RANGE:      $72,457 - $119,553           

APPLY UNTIL:           October 5, 2022

Chatham County Government is seeking an experienced Emergency Manager to fill the role of Assistant CEMA Director. If you meet the minimum qualifications, consider applying for this opportunity with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).

Job Summary: The Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director. This position works closely with the Director and the other CEMA Assistant Director to oversee the daily operations of Emergency Management mission areas. As the Agency's Operations Officer, this Assistant Director is responsible for managing the planning, coordination, administration, staffing, training, activation, and direction of the County's Emergency Operations Center and the County's Radio Program to ensure the facilities, equipment, processes, procedures and documentation are regularly tested, exercised, maintained, and fully functional at a constant state of readiness.

This Assistant Director oversees the development, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive plans, procedures, and systems to ensure an effective and efficient response to emergencies and disasters. This position also manages a full range of professional repair, maintenance and technical support in implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting existing and new equipment for various radio and translator communications systems.

The position works with an extensive array of partners, stakeholders and diverse workgroups. As a representative of the Director, this Assistant Director often interfaces with the leaders of these groups. We are looking for a dynamic, approachable, and accessible leader with a highly developed and proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and opinions is required, and you must be able to lead and make sound, thoughtful decisions under pressure.   Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a closely related field, and seven (7) years of experience in emergency management, homeland security, or emergency services; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. You must have experience supervising staff, preferably in an Emergency Operations Center, and working a Stafford Act Declaration. Experience in radio system management and two-way radio installations is desired, as is an understanding of two-way radio theory, structure, and RF propagation.

You must have a working knowledge of WebEOC and technologies associated with emergency management. You must possess or be able to obtain the Georgia Certified Emergency Manager (GA CEM) certification and a Class F Georgia Driver's License within 24 months. A Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers is preferred.

Chatham County, GA Government, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a leader in the public sector. Some of our key benefits include generous vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, and vision coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, Employee Health Center, pension plan, 457(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts (FSA), professional development, and employee appreciation events. Chatham County, GA Government, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Note:  During emergencies and disasters affecting Chatham County, you will be required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.

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