Employment Opportunities

Emergency Services Coordinator/Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Rappahannock County, VA, a rural county with a population of 7300 located 50 miles west of Washington, DC, is seeking a part-time Emergency Services Coordinator/Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. This person will work directly for the County Administrator.

Job duties include but are not limited to coordinating and monitoring plans, staffing, and other matters related to the Fire & Rescue companies; researching and applying for grants that support fire and rescue services; planning and implementing disaster response, recovery, and mitigation; coordinating activities in the Emergency Operations Center during emergencies; designing and participating in local and regional exercises; assisting and advising staff and volunteers with radio communications system; performing damage assessments and reimbursement requests; developing and presenting public education information; managing grants; advising administrator and governing body in emergency management matters; maintaining and updating emergency operations plan; and performing other duties as required. Applicant requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management or a related field preferred. Preference given to individuals with at least three years professional experience in the field of Emergency Management. FEMA Series IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 required, with preference for applications with ICS 300 and 400. Position is part-time, approx. 20 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $30 to $35 per hour, DOQ.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, county application, and resume to the Interim County Administrator. The position will remain open until filled, but first reviews are expected to begin January 8, 2018. After a review of applications submitted by interested candidates, the county will interview candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. A job description and additional information about the position or the process can be obtained by contacting Lauren May at ldmay@rappahannockcountyva.gov or at 540-675-5330. Completed application packets should be emailed to the address above or mailed to Lauren May, Rappahannock County, PO Box 519, Washington, VA 22747, marked “ESC/DEMC Application Materials” on the outside of the envelope.

Hiring for Rappahannock County shall be accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status or disability unless otherwise permitted by County policy or applicable law. Applicants hired by the County must be citizens of the United States or legally authorized to work in the United States. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities if requested.

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