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Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director

Macon County Board of Commissioners

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The Macon County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the position of Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director for Macon County. This is the chief administrative and technical position for the Emergency Management department in the County.  This is an exempt / part-time position. 

Areas of responsibility include: Planning, directing the local emergency management and preparedness program; Serving as principal advisor to governing officials in the area of emergency and disaster preparedness; Developing and maintaining the annual work plan, Local Emergency Operations Plan and other response recovery plans, in conjunction with other local governments and agencies; Administration of emergency operations including preparing and submitting required reports to the state EMA and other state or federal agencies. 

This position requires a Basic Emergency Manager Certification to be obtained and all training and other requirements to be met within two years of appointment. Applicant must currently reside or be able to relocate to Macon County. Also, a valid Georgia Driver’s License is required. Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination, drug and alcohol test, and a criminal background check.

The ideal candidate must be able to communicate well and interact with other county departments as well as state and local agencies and perform other duties as assigned. This person must possess strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to relate to a wide variety of people. Prior experience in emergency preparedness or related field is preferred.

Macon County Board of Commissioners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or handicap status.

Interested applicants should submit an application and contact information for three (3) references (including address, phone, email, etc) to the address below. Applications can be obtained online at or from the Macon County Commissioner’s Office at 121 S. Sumter Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Contact Information: 
Macon County Board of Commissioners
c/o Roselyn H Starling
P.O. Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068

For additional information or questions: (478) 472-7021

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