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Fire Captain/ EMA Director

Troup County Board of Commissioners

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Position: Fire Captain/ EMA Director                                
Department: Fire & Resuce                                 
Salary: Depending on Qualifications         

Under general supervision and instructions this position is responsible for the direction of County-wide emergency management activities in Preparedness, Mitigation, Prevention, Response and Recovery Operations.        
Must have Associates Degree within the scope of Fire Service related studies; current valid driver's license       Must have at least 5 years of Fire or Emergency Management related experience                                    
Must obtain GEMA Certified Emergency Manager certification within 24 months                                    
Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association, the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act, NPQ Firefighter I and II and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency           Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or above in the State of Georgia                                    
Knowledge of the principles and practices of local emergency management; knowledge of relevant training standards                                    
Knowledge of local, state, and federal emergency management and system procedures, guidelines, and compliance issues                                    
Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws, administrative rules, standards, guidelines and ordinances       Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures; knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices                                    
Knowledge of county geography, streets, roads and buildings                                    
Skill in the use of specialized hazardous materials databases and modeling software for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations; skill in supervising the response to emergency scenes                                    
Skill in planning, directing and supervising the work of subordinate personnel                                    
Skill in the operation of job-related vehicles, equipment and tools    
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                                        
Serves as Director for the Troup County Emergency Management Agency                                    
Directs and coordinates the Emergency Operations Center readiness, activation, coordination and supervision       Maintains emergency management compliance for Troup County and various municipalities                                    Develops and maintains the County-wide Emergency Operation Plan; performs County-wide community threat and risk assessments                                    
Coordinates damage assessments after disasters and prepares reports for elected officials, county manager, state and federal agencies; plans and conducts exercises                                    
Administers the process for submitting federal and state reimbursement claims for county cost during and after declared disasters                                    
Develops cost estimates and makes budget projections for the Emergency Management Program                       Coordinates training programs and emergency operations drills to prepare department heads county wide and municipal governments for quick and effective emergency response; responds to and provides support for emergency operations                                    
Develops and implements pre-disaster mitigation strategies and planning                                    
Represents the County on various external and internal task forces and committees                                    
Attends monthly GEMA Area meetings; coordinates the activities of the Local Emergency Planning Committee Coordinates with county and outside agencies for environmental response, clean-up, cost recovery and documentation of hazardous materials incidents                                    
Completes FEMA and GEMA grant applications and submits required reports in collaboration with the County‚Äôs Grant Manager                                    
Conducts School Safety Site Surveys; serves on the Troup County Emergency Communications Advisory Board   Responds to emergency scenes and performs the duties of a Firefighter/EMT; responds to after-hours emergencies                                    
Oversees and coordinates affiliated and non-affiliated disaster volunteers                                    
Performs all other related duties as assigned                                    

Employment Applications will be accepted Until Filled on Troup County's website @        

Troup County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - A Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace                               

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