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Chief of Emergency Services

Category: Public Safety
Description:
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, INVITES CANDIDATES FOR OUR CHIEF OF EMERGENCY SERVICES POSITION, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PERFORMING ADMINISTRATIVE, OPERATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL WORK BY PROVIDING DIRECTION AND SUPPORT TO AGENCIES SERVING THE COUNTY IN AREAS OF FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE, AND DISASTER SUPPORT SERVICES. ADDITIONALLY, THE WORK INVOLVES PLANNING AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY’S OVERALL OPERATION OF FIRE/EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, DISASTER PREPARATION RESPONSE AND RECOVERY, PERSONNEL AND PUBLIC INFORMATION MATTERS, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES. REPORTS TO THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY IN COASTAL VIRGINIA CONSISTS OF OVER 300 SQUARE MILES WITH TWO TOWNS (TOWN OF SMITHFIELD AND TOWN OF WINDSOR) WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES AND A POPULATION OF OVER 37,000 RESIDENTS. WHILE THE COUNTY IS PART OF THE VIRGINIA BEACH – NORFOLK - NEWPORT NEWS METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA, ITS RESIDENTS HAVE THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS WITH RURAL HERITAGE, CULTURAL TRADITION OF ARTS AND FESTIVALS, VIBRANT SMALL TOWNS, RICH HISTORY, MULTITUDE OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES, AND A TOP QUALITY SCHOOL SYSTEM. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY DELIVERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES AND OPERATES WITH A FY 2020 ANNUAL OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET OF $170 MILLION AND CURRENTLY HOLDS A AA+ BOND RATING. ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY IS THE COMMUNITY OF CHOICE THAT CARES, DEDICATED TO CHOICE, ACCOUNTABILITY, RURAL HERITAGE, EXCELLENCE, AND SERVICE. REVISED REQUIREMENTS AS OF 11/14/2019: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRES A BACHELOR’S DEGREE, MINIMUM OF TEN (10) YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE RELATED EXPERIENCE, AND A VALID VIRGINIA DRIVER’S LICENSE THROUGHOUT EMPLOYMENT. PREFERS CERTIFICATION IN CPR, EMT-BASIC (ALS PROVIDER PREFERRED), HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS/OPERATIONS, FIRE OFFICER III, NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, AND VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGER CERTIFICATION. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE: SALARY WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SELECTED CANDIDATE AND IS EXPECTED TO BE WITHIN THE HIRING RANGE OF $87,245 – $113,419 (MID) – $139,592. THE COUNTY’S TOTAL COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDES THE VIRGINIA RETIREMENT SYSTEM PARTICIPATION, PAID VACATION AND SICK LEAVE, MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSURANCE, DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS, GROUP LIFE INSURANCE, PROFESSIONAL DUES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION EXPENSES. HOW TO APPLY: TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.IWUS.NET. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION AND ATTACH A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATIONS ALONG WITH YOUR APPLICATION. THE POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED USING THE REVISED REQUIREMENTS ON A ROLLING BASIS. EOE.
Employer: Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Expires: 12/18/2019
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