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Deputy Fire Chief/EMA Director

Troup County Board of Commissioners


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JOB OPENING                                     
Troup County Government                                    
                                        
                                        
Position:        Deputy Fire Chief/EMA Director    

Department:    Fire          

 Salary:      $70,604.12/Yr    
    
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. Responsible for department administrative functions including personnel management, budget, purchasing, planning and policies/procedures. Oversees Training activities of Department.        
                                
Qualifications/Knowledge:                                        

  • 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 costs 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 countywide 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 an 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 @ www.troupcountyga.gov
                                        
Job #: 01252022 Deputy Fire Chief/ EMA Director                                    
                
                                         
Troup County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - A Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace                                        
                                        
 

Listing ends on:

7/20/2022