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Director of Emergency Management Agency

Job Title:
Director of Emergency Management Agency
County Name:
York County
Position Summary

Supervise, coordinate and manage the daily activities of the county emergency management program to maintain, promote and enhance day-to-day operations. Participate as a member of the South Central Task Force (SCTF) to facilitate the availability of emergency services in the event an emergency or disaster overwhelms local response assets. Participate, coordinate and collaborate with public and private sector officials to address, prepare for and recover from the impact of disasters within the county. Guide the county’s ability to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters.  Collect information on private and public damage as a result of either a natural or human-caused disaster and forward that information to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and other appropriate government and public agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Directs the day-to-day operations of the emergency management program.
  • Informs and updates the Board of Commissioners on significant events.
  • Directs the daily interaction with government officials, public and private organizations, schools, day care centers, human and emergency service organizations, utilities, media, other stakeholders and the general public to coordinate activities of the emergency management program.
  • Directs the coordination of delivery of services between the general public and human service agencies, public safety agencies and Federal, State and local emergency management agencies.
  • Engages in research, validates information and assists with the development of plans, policies, procedures, checklists and guidelines governing the operation of the emergency management program.
  • Coordinates Resource Management.  
  • Manages the county’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Plan.
  • Follows reporting protocols to PEMA.
  • Conducts/supervises planning including the maintenance of the county Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • Participates in county Continuity of Government (COG) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning.
  • Oversees the development, maintenance and execution of the Integrated Preparedness Plan in accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and PEMA directives.
  • Coordinates, and assists where feasible, municipal EMA related COG/COOP planning.
  • Coordinates, as appropriate, with other organizations and entities that are involved in preserving life, property, evidence, and the environment within the county.
  • Oversees the delivery of county, regional, state, and national citizen education programs and augment materials as necessary for Community Emergency Response Teams, community resiliency, and other groups as appropriate.
  • Oversees the operation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and acts as the Center Director during incidents.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of training for municipal emergency management coordinators.
  • Participates in county, and as appropriate, regional emergency preparedness task force activities.
  • Participates in county-level activities to support the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
  • As feasible, encourages robust municipal emergency preparedness programs through grants, training opportunities for the various emergency services disciplines, and recognition of municipal program excellence and compliance.  
  • Seeks and promotes opportunities to improve the efficiency of emergency preparedness and response through regionalization of services as appropriate for the jurisdiction.
  • Makes informed decisions to effectively lessen the impact of disaster events that may impact the residents of the county.
  • Develops, implements and maintains supervision of the county incident support teams, hazardous materials response team and is the over arching manager of all county emergency management volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required in accordance with Title 35, Act 227, Act 165 and Act 147.
  • Develops and Implements Departmental Strategic plan that aligns to the county’s overall strategic plan.
  • Develops the department budget.
  • Serves as on call after hours Duty Officer on a rotating basis with other OEM staff members
Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, desired.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in emergency management / operations, or related field such as Planning, Public Administration, and Communications.
  • The position requires the candidate to attain Professional Emergency Manager Certification through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency within the time period required by PEMA.
  • Must have exceptional leadership and organization skills and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, government and other agencies, institutions and the public.  
  • Exhibits patience, tact and a professional manner when conducting business and representing the County of York to included providing important public service information to the residents, media, neighboring counties, etc. to prepare for and during impact disasters.
  • Ability to analyze departmental operations.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and effectively reads, writes, speaks and understands the English language to effectively work with county agencies, community organizations, and public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Products (PowerPoint, excel, and word)
  • Fosters a workplace environment that embraces the county’s code of ethics.
Posting Date:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Expiration Date:
Monday, February 28, 2022
Contact Name:
County of York