VACANCY – Deputy Director – Emergency Management / Fire Marshal – CLOSED

Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations
Deputy Director – Emergency Management/Fire Marshal
General Definition of Work
Primarily responsible for performing public safety work by inspecting commercial buildings and structures for compliance with fire and life safety codes and responding to emergencies as needed; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal. 
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks
Inspects commercial buildings and structures for compliance with fire and life safety codes. Will serve as Emergency Management/Fire Marshal in the absence of the Director.
The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
This position is responsible for performing public safety work through inspecting commercial buildings and structures for compliance with fire and life safety codes, advises on corrective actions of violations, prepares fire inspection reports; maintains hard copy and computerized files; assists with and participates in the design of evacuation plans for all types of buildings; monitors fire and evacuation drills in institutional and educational buildings, responds to complaints regarding fire code violations and fire hazards; issues citation and permits; determines and reports on the causes of fires; research laws and ordinances related to construction and fire prevention and represents the County in court; provides fire and disaster education to the public; responds to emergencies as needed; acts as assistant to the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Director and will act as Director in his absence. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of fire administration, including organization, staffing, financial, equipment management and maintenance, records and reports; thorough knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment; general knowledge of rescue operations, techniques, equipment, and training; thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fire; ability to plan, layout and review the activities of a fire and rescue department and to maintain discipline; ability to exercise sound judgment in emergencies; ability to analyze the effectiveness of a emergency management organization and to institute improvements; ability to prepare and review reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other emergency management and law enforcement officials, volunteer departments and the general public.
Education and Experience
Possession of a High School diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school.  Prefer any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology or related field including some experience in fire protection services. 
Physical Requirements
This is heavy work requiring the exertion of up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and for up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pulling and lifting.; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive information detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities.
Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate and valid driver’s license.  Possession of Haz Mat Responder, NC Firefighter Level II and NC Fire Inspector Standard Level I (or probationary in Level I through III).  Must be able to obtain NIMS Compliant within 6 months, NC Fire Inspector Standard Level II within 24 months, NC Fire Inspector Standard Level III within 72 months, Associate Level EM within 36 months, Fire Investigator Technician within 36 months, and Fire Life Safety Educator within 36 months.  Prefer Emergency Medical Technician Certification (Basic or Intermediate).
Minimum Annual Salary:
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Application Process:
To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety.  Your application must be signed.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:
Hertford County
Attn: Latoria Harrell, HR Specialist
115 Justice Drive, Suite 1
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7805
Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)       
Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.
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