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Bedford County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director

Bedford County Government Shelbyville, TN

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Bedford County Emergency Management and Homeland Security DirectorBedford County, Tennessee Department: Emergency Management Agency Full/Part Time: Full Time Position: Director Status: Exempt Job Summary: The EMA Director plans, directs, and coordinates county emergency/disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. This position also coordinates with municipal emergency personnel and serves as the liaison for TEMA and FEMA. Duties and responsibilities include program managing for various public safety programs, supervising/training employees and volunteers, establishing and directing crisis management procedures, coordinating and directing emergency management activities and homeland security, evaluating response to emergencies, acting as liaison with officials and the public, preparing and administering budget, preparing reports and maintaining records, responding on scene to emergency management related incidents, and performing other functions as appropriate. The Director reports to the County Mayor as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Tasks require the ability to type and use various types of modern office equipment and operate a vehicle. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Work Environment: Work is performed within an office setting. In addition, Field work is also required in all types of weather for training and emergency situations.Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature extremes, traffic hazards, electrical hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, or hazardous materials. Essential Functions: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Plans, coordinates, and directs activities associated with mitigation, preparation for, response to, and recovery Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff of employees and volunteer workers, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and discipliningCoordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertiseEnsures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violationsConsults with County Mayor, county officials, outside agencies, and other officials to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendationsCoordinates emergency management activities with those of other county departments, other municipalities, other emergency agencies, public safety agencies, government agencies, community organizations, outside agencies, or others as needed; coordinates such activities as disaster planning, emergency procedures, training/exercises, disaster recovery, equipment operations, and coordination of efforts from any disaster or emergency affecting the health, safety, and welfare of county citizens, including natural disasters, flooding, water accidents, airplane crashes, train wrecks, major transportation accidents, major fires, hazardous material incidents, civil uprisings, lost person searches, homeland security, or other situationsEstablishes crisis management procedures, procedures for continuity of government under crisis management conditions, and procedures for industrial reporting of hazardous chemical spills/releases; directs and coordinates implementation of various procedures in cases of emergencyCoordinates and communicates with County Mayor regarding the planning and implementation of homeland security policies and procedures for the South Central Tennessee Region as designated by Tennessee Homeland SecurityPlans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates drills/exercises to test and evaluate emergency preparedness and response to various emergency situationsDirects resource management activities, including equipment, staffing, funding, or other resources; maintains current records of available resources, such as volunteer workers, equipment, community organizations, government agencies, supportive businesses, emergency/grant funding, or other resourcesCoordinates the recruitment of volunteer personnel for emergency management and related activities; organizes, trains, motivates, and supervises activities of volunteer workers as required for homeland securityPrepares, directs, and conducts training classes for staff members, volunteers, or other individuals concerning specific areas of emergency management and homeland securityCoordinates and communicates with various public safety agencies, community organizations, officials, and the public; acts as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies; maintains continuous and frequent communications with fire agencies, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and ambulance services for liaison and interpretation of emergency management responses and communication; advises, communicates with, and/or disseminates information to county officials, staff members, the media, outside agencies, community organizations, the general public, or others as appropriate for resolving problems, exchanging information, and coordinating work activitiesProvides education and information to the general public regarding emergency activities, emergency procedures, and emergency management agency functions, roles, and responsibilities; makes speeches and presentations to schools, civic organizations, and other community groupsPrepares various legal/technical reports in compliance with state/federal requirements; submits required reports to appropriate agencies within designated timeframesPrepares and implements departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgetDevelops and implements long and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for the agencySeeks, maintains, and applies for appropriate grant funding for emergency management in conjunction with the County's grant coordinatorPrepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, schedules, emergency plans, policies, procedures, budget documents, press releases, training programs/exercises, emergency response assessments, reference/resource materials, or other documentsReceives various forms, reports, correspondence, emergency plans, policies, procedures, budget reports, invoices, time sheets, emergency response assessments, hazardous materials reports, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriateOperates a computer; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other software programsCoordinates the use and procurement of computer and peripheral hardware, GIS mapping technology, network operations, crisis information management software, emergency operation databases, and other technology resources in conjunction with county technology personnel in order to effectively deploy such tools as needed in the fulfillment of department objectivesMaintains files of departmental activities, personnel information, and other documentation as needed for record keepingOperates a variety of equipment and tools associated with emergency management activities, which may include a motor vehicle, radio communications equipment, emergency radio systems, personal protective equipment, various emergency equipment, audio/visual equipment, or general office equipmentAttends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes speeches or presentations as neededMaintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to emergency management programs and homeland security; maintains an awareness of new practices, equipment, trends, and advances in the profession; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriateProvides twenty-four hour emergency response capability and resides within 15 miles of the Shelbyville city limits within 180 calendar days of employment start date. If the incumbent resides outside of Bedford County, must park take home vehicle within the county. Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Adhere to policies and procedures of Bedford County Government Ability to get along with coworkers, citizens, and other departments as well as appointed officialsAbility to multi-task and work in fast paced environmentAbility to adhere to Personnel Policy and Ethics PolicyKnowledge of TEMA and FEMA operations and protocolKnowledge of safety protocolPerforms general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mailProvides assistance to other employees or departments as neededRequires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of op

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