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This is a full-time exempt position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees. Work schedule is 40 hours per week minimum; hours will vary and will include evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call.

Applicants must submit a compelling cover letter and résumé highlighting related background, education and experience.

Summary: Reporting to the County Manager, the Emergency Management Director is responsible for directing, managing and overseeing the County’s emergency management functions; coordinating and supervising the activities of opera-tional and administrative staff engaged in the planning, organizing and conducting of operations for the mitigation against, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from major emergencies and disasters in the County. The Glynn County Emergency Management/Homeland Security Agency, through coordination and cooperation with government and private industry, develops plans and procedures, for both natural and man-made disasters, thereby helping citizens prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impacts of disasters.

Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Responds to all major/critical incidents and/or disasters; implements emergency response and disaster recovery plans; requests and directs additional emergency personnel, other divisions, departments, outside agencies, or others as needed; assesses/evaluates incident scenes, determines necessary manpower allocation, and ensures utilization of proper methods to ensure the safety of the public and emergency personnel; facilitates communication of employees, citizens, volunteers, and local government agencies.
  • Supervises and monitors the actions of the Volunteer Search and Recovery Squad; organizes and coordinates local training for Volunteer Search and Recovery Squad.
  • Directs the development, coordination and implementation of comprehensive plans, procedures and systems to ensure and efficient and effective response to both natural and man-made emergencies and disasters of critical significance throughout the County; oversees and conducts vulnerability analysis and risk assessments taking into account all County residents and resources.
  • Acts as Incident Commander during Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations; directs and coordinates incident command, damage assessment, search and rescue, debris removal, emergency shelter, and restoration of critical services and utilities; remains on-site at the EOC for the duration of the emergency activation.
  • Develops, coordinates and conducts training programs for both internal and external agencies; directs and evaluates departmental in-service training; assists the public in developing emergency plans and testing of the same; develops and provides testing for emergency procedures and contingency plans; oversees the assessment of community and organizational needs to dete-mine public safety training and exercise programs.
  • Conducts year-round public education campaigns to promote the importance of emergency preparedness in the community; assists business, industry, school and community groups with coordinating, preparing, development, training and testing of emergency plans and procedures; prepares and conducts presentations and develops written materials regarding a variety of emergency preparedness information; answers questions; communicates and interacts with senior elected officials, senior municipal and County government appointed officials, business and industry leaders and community groups.
  • Coordinates mutual aid support with surrounding cities, counties and the state; reviews and updates mutual aid procedures and agreements; develops, plans and conducts internal and multi-agency emergency exercises to evaluate planning and preparedness; cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement, emergency management, and/or other agencies as necessary.
  • Interprets and ensures compliance with Local, State and Federal rules, regulations and standards concerning emergency management, homeland security program development and hazardous materials incidents; collects, maintains, analyzes and interprets data; provides recommendations and guidance to command level decision makers; directs the notification of operational emergency response organizations and activates public notification systems.
  • Maintains the County's EOC; directs the development, purchase, testing, training and initiation of early warning and public broadcast systems and information programs; directs the preparation and implementation of written procedure manual; oversees the integration, operation, and maintenance of EOC systems and equipment, including training exercises.
  • Participates on the Local Emergency Planning Committee to identify chemical hazards in the community, develop emergency plans, and develop prevention strategies; identifies related training needs.
  • Represents the County at state and local meetings, conference calls, conferences and committee meetings.
  • Manages department financial resources; develops, defends, and implements departmental budget.
  • Provides assistance or backup to police department and fire department personnel, state/federal public safety agencies, other public safety agencies, or other public service agencies.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Directs departmental operations and activities; organizes and prioritizes workload.
  • Provides assistance to other employees and departments as needed; performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in public safety, emergency management, homeland security or related field is required; supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in law enforcement, emergency management and response, homeland security or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain Certified Emergency Manager designation. Must possess and maintain valid Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience within the hiring range of $70,665—$91,863. Placement within the range will be based upon the selected candidate’s qualifications.  




 (912) 554-7170 


E-Verify ID# 48870



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