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Assistant CEMA Director

Chatham County

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DEPARTMENT:          Chatham Emergency Management Agency

SALARY RANGE:      $72,457 - $119,553           

APPLY UNTIL:            February 8, 2023

Chatham County Government is seeking an experienced Emergency Manager to fill the role of Assistant CEMA Director. If you meet the minimum qualifications, consider applying for this opportunity with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).

Job Summary: The Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director. This position works closely with the Director to oversee the daily operations of the County's Radio Program and several Emergency Management mission areas. It is responsible for managing the planning, coordination, administration, staffing, training, activation, and direction of assigned Mission Areas. Additional responsibility to ensure the facilities, equipment, processes, procedures and documentation related to assigned Mission Areas are regularly tested, exercised, maintained, and fully functional at a constant state of readiness.

This Assistant Director oversees the development, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive plans, procedures, and systems to ensure an effective and efficient response to emergencies and disasters. The position works with an extensive array of partners, stakeholders and diverse workgroups. As a representative of the Director, this Assistant Director often interfaces with the leaders of these groups. We are looking for a dynamic, approachable, and accessible leader with a highly developed and proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and opinions is required. You must demonstrate effective project management skills and be able to lead and make sound, thoughtful decisions under pressure. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a closely related field, and seven (7) years of experience in managing radio programs, emergency management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The preferred candidate should have effective project management skills.

You must have an understanding of radio systems and infrastructure as well as a working knowledge of WebEOC and technologies associated with emergency management. You must possess or be able to obtain the Georgia Certified Emergency Manager (GA CEM) certification and a Class F Georgia Driver's License within 24 months. Certifications and Licenses in radio-related subject matters as well as Emergency Management, are highly valued.

Chatham County, GA Government, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a leader in the public sector. Some of our key benefits include generous vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, and vision coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, Employee Health Center, pension plan, 457(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts (FSA), professional development, and employee appreciation events. Chatham County, GA Government, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Note:  During emergencies and disasters affecting Chatham County, you will be required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.

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