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Emergency Management Director - Douglas County

05/21/2019 3:42 PM | Keri Korthals (Administrator)

 Douglas County (KS) is accepting applications for the Emergency Management Director. The Director reports to the County’s Administrator.

The position requires knowledge and experience in the following areas:  development, implementation, and management of an all hazards emergency management program. This program includes public preparedness education, hazard assessment and mitigation, emergency response and recovery planning. Develops and maintains a Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) and Continuity of Operations Plan. Meets regularly with agencies that have emergency support functions. Develops and reviews policies, programs, and federal, state, and local legal requirements.  Prepares and manages a budget, along with various grants. Manages a full, part-time, and volunteer staff including duty officers, SKYWARN, CERT, and an Auxiliary Radio Communication team. Regularly attends the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and other state and local meetings. Coordinates and delivers training and exercises as identified by the LEPC and other agencies. Maintains an inventory of Tier II reports on behalf of the LEPC. Manages EMPG and HMEP grants as required. Ensures readiness of the Emergency Operations Center. Provides support services to first responding agencies. Maintains a countywide public alert siren system. Coordinates and completes damage assessment and reporting to federal and state agencies following disasters.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an institution accredited and four years of administrative work experience in emergency management or public administration at the local, state, or federal level with associated supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides sufficient skills in managing programs and personnel.  A successful candidate must possess a Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, Possess or obtain, with 24 months of appointment, and maintain KCEM certification as an emergency manager from the Kansas Emergency Management Association, Candidate must complete FEMA Independent Study (IS-3) Radiological Emergency Management and FEMA Independent Study (IS-5.a) Introduction to Hazardous Materials within one year of appointment.

 The position demands candidate to be available to work a variety of hours and be physically able to respond to emergency and disaster situations in a variety of environments at any time of day or night; training and attendance at EM conferences, work with all regulations pertaining to EM, have strong interpersonal and conflict management skills, meet deadlines and set goals.

Positions’ salary is $63,232 to $93,246 with an excellent benefit package.   The successful applicant will be required to pass a background investigation prior to appointment. A complete job description is available by request through the personnel office (personnel@douglascountyks.org). Submit application with resume and references online at www.douglascountyks.org/employment The Position will be open until filled.  Resume review will begin on June 10, 2019.   EOE

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