Chesterfield County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator in Chesterfield, Virginia

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Planning, Public Administration or related field and three years of experience in public safety or municipal planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) or Virginia Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) from Virginia Emergency Management Association strongly preferred. Must have completed or will be required to complete within six months of employment the Emergency Management Institute's Professional Development Series of courses, and National Incident Management Systems courses IS700, 800, and ICS 100 - 400. Considerable knowledge of skill in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of plans and protocols required; knowledge of federal and state laws applicable to Emergency Management; ability to think clearly and to react effectively during times of disaster/extreme stress. Experience working in an Emergency Operations Center, Incident Command Center desired. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills required. Knowledge of the requirements of the National Incident Management System and professional standards (i.e. EMAP, NFPA 1600) required. Considerable skill in effective oral and written communication; in working with the public and other county employees; in interpreting statistical information and in developing sound analytical conclusions and recommendations; in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with department personnel, other county personnel, and other emergency management officials. Good driving record required. Must not reflect a total accumulation of six or more negative points within the past three years or a major violation within the past four years. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.


Assists the Emergency Management Coordinator in all planning aspects of Emergency Management. Prepares and oversees the review, revision, enhancement, maintenance and updates of the county's comprehensive emergency management programs, plans and protocols. Assists county departments/agencies with emergency management plans, annexes and protocols. Assists with training and exercise development, facilitation and evaluation. Functions as Emergency Manager or Planning Section Chief for the Emergency Operations Center when activated. Trains county employees in Emergency Management to include NIMS. Participates in various local and regional emergency management committees and meetings. Perform other work as required.


Monday - Friday; 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. Includes some evenings, weekends and holidays. Hours outside normal business hours required as necessary for planning and operations of Emergency Operations Center and during emergency situations/disasters.

Work Location:

Fire & EMS

Job Title: Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/29/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $55,033.00 - $64,768.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Requisition #: 18-00004

Position #: FIREMS0015

Department: Fire