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3/6/2012 - Director, Emergency Services and Public Protection


Job Opportunity

County of Cumberland

790 E. Commerce St.  Bridgeton, N.J. 08302 

March 6, 2012


Director, Emergency Services and Public Protection

Salary Range:  $63,670 - $79,599


Duties:  Reports to the County Administrator; administers and directs the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities, including but not limited to County identification of and response to advanced/early warning of impending severe weather and other safety threats; maintains on-call status 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; coordinates with local municipalities, state and federal authorities to ensure the effective administration of the emergency management program; supervises subordinate personnel, makes recommendations on evaluation, hire and termination of department employees; oversees the Emergency Communications (9-1-1) Center; establishes and maintains departmental policies and communication procedures;  oversees and updates the County’s emergency operations plans; updates hazardous materials data and other safety information at least annually; prepares, submits and oversees budget expenditures; ensures adherence and proper completion of external funding documents and requirements; provides and participates in appropriate OEM staff training; prepares and distributes disaster preparedness materials; works with County outreach officials to conduct public safety and preparedness presentations and speeches at schools, special events, civic organizations, etc.; coordinates with educational facilities and other County organizations to ensure adequate disaster alerts, warnings, and sheltering procedures are developed, implemented and exercised; oversees the development and implementation of disaster communication, preparedness and training; coordinates the actions and uses of jurisdictional assets during exercises and actual occurrences; related duties as assigned.


Requirements:   Ten years of experience with emergency services.  High school diploma or GED.  College degree or equivalent experience preferred.  Supervisory experience.   Strong communication skills and computer literacy.  Possession of valid N.J. driver’s license.    Familiarity with modern law enforcement, fire suppression and emergency medical care functions.  Ability to remain calm, think rationally and develop action plans under stress and emergency conditions.


 Note:  Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to the Director of Personnel at  Or fax to 856-453-0361.  Application deadline is March 20.


The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer