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Commissioner of Emergency Management

This position directs the Department of Emergency Management and operating budget. The Commissioner is the top county official in charge of emergency management planning, emergency management preparedness and response, fire bureau and EMS bureau for the county.

Responsibilities include ensuring and enhancing emergency planning, preparedness and technical skills development for all community first responders. The Commissioner develops and maintains training and coordination of countywide fire services and emergency medical services and manages partnerships with government agencies, community and volunteer organizations in order to provide comprehensive, coordinated response and recovery during emergencies and disasters.

Candidates that have held senior management positions in emergency services organizations and who possess educational credentials that directly support management and development of emergency services or public safety programs are preferred.