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Job Opportunity Notice

Announcement Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Closing Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Title: Director, Emergency Services Office: Emergency Services
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

JOB SUMMARY:  Incumbent will direct and oversee emergency services for Jasper County including: emergency medical and fire prevention/suppression, Emergency Management, Medical Billing, and 911 addressing.  Will also be responsible for Emergency Preparedness countywide.  The incumbent will have overall responsibility for more than 100 employees and a 6.5 million dollar budget.  This position will report to the County Administrator.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes, directs and oversees operation of the Emergency Services Division. Reviews and approves treatment protocols, policies and procedures. 

Supervises subordinate staff.  Supervisory duties include: instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities, and allocating personnel.

Administers the Hazardous Materials Compliance Program to ensure compliance with federal regulations; facilitates required training and monitors local emergency response and law enforcement agencies for assistance as needed. 

Develops, implements, and updates emergency operations plan for such emergencies as fires, hurricanes, winter storms, tornadoes, floods, and hazardous materials situations; coordinates efforts with local, state and federal agencies and resources.

Develops and implements policies governing county-wide disaster planning, patient care, standard operating procedures, and employee conduct.

Seeks, secures and administers grant funds for department programs and projects. 

Conducts personnel administration activities including: hiring, training, counseling and disciplining employees; evaluating employee performance.

Plans, organizes, directs and oversees fire suppression and training activities, including: building inspections, arson detection and investigation, workplace hazards and fire prevention, and suppression programs.

Develops and administers the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time. 

Acts as liaison between department and other county officials, state and federal agencies, and other medical emergency personnel. 

Ensures that personnel, vehicles and equipment meet or exceed accepted standards through regular inspections; requests repair and/or replacement, as necessary.

As directed by the County Administrator, prepares reports and makes presentations to the County Council and the Emergency Services Committee.  Also makes presentations to schools, civic and community organizations, and other interested groups regarding emergency services.

Participates in professional development activities and ensures that subordinate personnel do likewise.

Plans and implements an effective public education program to increase awareness of emergency preparedness and fire prevention plans and activities; gives public presentations and serves as media spokesperson.

Must be available for calls 24 hours per day seven days per week for emergency response.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in public administration, emergency management, business or closely related field and minimum 7-10 years closely related experience including: 5 years at the supervisory/management level. Knowledge of hazardous materials management.  Familiarity with medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and diseases.  Emergency Manager Certification, Fire Marshal, Fire Officer/Fire Instructor and NCIC certifications, strongly desired. Demonstrated knowledge of emergency management systems including medical dispatch/communication procedures and fire prevention/suppression services.  Knowledge of County ordinances and relevant state and federal laws and FCC regulations.  Residency in Jasper County desired but, not required for employment consideration.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit resume, application, copies of certifications (originals will be requested as part of interview procedure) and 3 letters of reference to Human Resources Director, Jasper County, P.O. Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936.  Applications available on-line, or, may be picked up at 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC  29936. Closing Date: September 11, 2017.  No phone calls, please.


If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Jasper County Human Resources Office, (843)717-3680.