Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Volusia County, FL

Position Name :-

Company Location :-
Daytona Beach, FL


Full Job Description :-
Major Functions

Volusia County Government is seeking an experienced Division Director of Emergency Management who will be responsible for the management and coordination of countywide resources and activities designed to address all aspects of threats, hazards, pandemics, planned events and other emergencies. Under the direction of the Public Protection Director, the Division Director of Emergency Management develops the strategic direction necessary for the County to be prepared, equipped, trained and ready to deal with the consequences of disasters, as well as, mitigate the effects and recover from the impacts from such events. The Emergency Management Director plans, organizes and directs the Emergency Management programs for the County, and coordinates activities of local Emergency Management Divisions within County municipalities, state and local agencies having Emergency Management responsibilities.



This position is subject to close without notice.
Position/Incumbent assigned to this classification is at will and serve at the discretion of the county manager.

Illustrative Duties

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Coordinates emergency and disaster response; manages the Emergency Operations Center during activations ensuring a seamless event; acts as coordinator of Emergency Management during Emergency Operations Center activations.
Directs the planning, organizing and execution of County Emergency Management activities, conferring as necessary with County leadership, State emergency management agencies, and with neighboring emergency management directors to ensure that County Emergency Management activities are an integral and a coordinated part of the overall County, State, and National programs.
Keeps the County leadership fully informed on all Emergency Management matters and acts as their representative in dealing with other governmental and private organizations concerned with Emergency Management.
Maintains and updates the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Hazard Mitigation Plan, and all other related emergency response and recovery plans for the County.
Partners with the County’s Community Information activity directing a public information program to keep all residents of the County informed about disaster preparedness activities.
Organizes regular disaster exercises to test local emergency response agencies and plans.
Develops and maintains liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchange of personnel and equipment.

Reviews emergency plans of individual organizations, such as medical facilities, to ensure their adequacy.

Develops instructional materials for the public and makes presentations to citizen groups to provide information on emergency plans and their implementation processes.

Consults with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
Directs a training program to prepare the Emergency Management organization for emergencies.
Attends Emergency Management training courses and workshops as necessary to stay abreast with contemporary Emergency Management best practices.
Attends necessary meetings with Emergency Management partners and provides County leadership with necessary information and updates.
Coordinates special events and programs as part of the Emergency Management overall public outreach program.
Advises the Public Protection Director of the needs of Emergency Management; prepares the agency’s budget.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Homeland Security or related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible work in Emergency Management.
The preferred candidate having met the minimum requirements,
will have
ten (10) years experience of progressively responsible work in Emergency Management with three (3) years as an Emergency Management Director or Assistant Director in a coastal community or a community contiguous to a coastal community; as well as, be a certified Emergency Manager
(applicant is required to attach certification if applicable).

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment.

Must obtain a valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of appointment and maintain thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management.
Knowledge of the use of records and their application to the solution of disasters and emergencies.
Ability to plan, assign, direct, and supervise the activities of a division.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials and the public.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to adapt to conditions requiring decision-making under stressful or rapidly changing circumstances.
Knowledge of the structure, functions, and interrelationships of State and local governments.
Knowledge of the methods of organization, planning, management, and supervision.
Knowledge of the background and objectives of the Federal, State, County, and Local Emergency Management programs.
Ability to evaluate situations and exercise good judgment in making decisions.

Physical Demands: Ability to hear, talk, lift carry, push/pull 20 lbs., stand, climb, crouch, balance, handle, fingering, walk, crawl, kneel, and reach. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle.
Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. Potential hazardous work conditions. Ability to tolerate heat, inclement weather (rain, cold, humidity), water, odors, dust, poor ventilation, fumes, toxic fumes.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional, technical and scientific journals, manuals and procedures; safety instructions; financial reports; memos, letters, policies, and reports. Ability to perform shop math and general mathematical functions. Ability to write business letters, speeches, summaries and reports. Ability to speak clearly and concisely relating information, data and details to layman; conversant in theory and practices of discipline; public/extemporaneous speaking.