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Chief of Emergency Services

Barrow County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Oct. 24, 2018

End Date: Nov. 23, 2018

Job Title:  Chief of Emergency Services
Position Status:  Full Time
Pay Grade:  A                                 Salary Range:  $74,886-$112,329
Reports To:  County Manager
Job Summary:
Barrow County, Georgia, seeks a creative, experienced, and innovative Chief of Emergency Services with experience and a proven track record in the field of emergency services.
As the 28th fastest growing county in Georgia with a population that has grown by 50 percent since 2000, Barrow County is a highly desirable community to live, work, and play!  With a land area of approximately 163 square miles, Barrow County is a fast-growing and dynamic county of 76,000 ideally located between Atlanta and Athens. The County offers superior, affordable housing, world-class entertainment and recreational opportunities, and educational excellence in its local schools. A high quality and pleasant pace of life within minutes of Atlanta's amenities make Barrow County and its cities – Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham and Winder – a desirable location for a professional career in local government.
Major Duties:
This position is responsible for directing the Barrow County emergency services operations, including fire and rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, homeland security, and emergency communications operations. Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards. Provides administrative direction and leadership for all emergency services functions, operations and personnel. Develops short- and long-term goals and strategies for the department. Secures, justifies, and monitors the use of budgetary funds and capital. Manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergencies. Develops and implements department-wide policies and procedures. Makes presentations to the Board of Commissioners, elected and appointed officials, civic organizations, school groups and others. Represents the department and the county on a variety of professional organizations and committees. Develops and maintains working relationships with other county departments to coordinate delivery of services, sharing of information, and coordinated responses to emergencies. Develops relationships with neighboring county and city governments to implement Automatic Aid or Mutual Aid agreements, to include coverage of emergency response zones, training, etc. Responds to emergency incidents to provide oversight and direction. Report to County Manager.
Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.
 All positions are advertised on the Barrow County website @ www.barrowga.org
All position are posted at minimum salary unless salary range is listed
Safety Sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks

Barrow County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full Job Description Available in Human Resources