EMA Deputy Director

at Penobscot County Commissioners in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for the program management for the department, in conjunction with the Director. Employee must be available 24/7/365 in case of an emergency, and be available for daytime, evening, overnight, and/or weekend assignments. Assignments may include travel, training, exercises, attendance at meetings or conferences, EOC activations, and/or field work, some with little to no notice. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties as the Director and acts as the Director when he/she is unavailable. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide collaborative incident response/recovery support operations to all agency partners and parties across multiple jurisdictions during emergent circumstances.
  • Build rapport and establish collaborative relationships with a broad range of partners, including entities from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, local residents and municipal leaders to identify, mitigate and resolve risks.
  • Develop, organize, and facilitate the county’s multi-year training and exercise program in compliance with HSEEP doctrine.
  • Manage the Local Emergency Planning Committee to include: annual Tier-II reporting, annual work plan development, semi-annual reporting, and fiscal oversight of the hazardous materials training stipend.
  • Provide oversight on EMA’s social media presence and website content.
  • Develop and deliver instructional and educational materials for both the public and governmental partners. Conduct presentations to civic organizations, agency partners, and public and private institutions on all-hazards, whole community preparedness topics.
  • Serve as the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Coordinator during emergent crises by developing overall strategic objectives, implementing contingency plans, and managing EOC staff and requisite equipment.
  • Assist in the development of the agency’s annual budget, as well as applying for and administering all federal grant opportunities for Penobscot County and the municipalities within.
  • Work as a member of the EMA team in the performance of duties.
  • Be punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately.
  • Perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors.
  • Be neat and maintain a professional appearance.
  • Understand and work within Penobscot County Government Policies and Procedures.
  • Accept shared responsibility with staff members to successfully complete assigned projects.
  • Exercise high professional ethical standards. Maintain confidentiality. Exercise sound judgment and discretions when dealing with sensitive or other protected information encountered during course of work.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned or required


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Job Posting: 754467

Posted On: May 19, 2022

Updated On: Jun 06, 2022