County of Marin
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Director of Emergency Management
Office of Emergency Management – Fire Department
County of Marin, California
Salary: $167,440 - $184,621 DOE/DOQ

As a testament to significant investment in emergency preparedness, the County of Marin seeks a Director of Emergency Management (Director) to lead the Office of Emergency Management (Office).  While this role is new to the County, the services this Office provides are being transitioned from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office to the Marin County Fire Department. The Director will have direct oversight of six staff and an approximate $1.9M budget. The Director will be a strong communicator and eager to build relationships with County staff, community members, and partner agencies/jurisdictions. The ideal candidate will bring several years of experience in emergency management, ideally in a municipal government setting, and be excited at the opportunity to create a newly engaged and robust Emergency Management Program that is viewed as the leader in the region. The successful candidate will have knowledge of emergency, environmental, flood, and fire hazard prevention, along with strategies to mitigate these hazards. Being an exemplary project manager is important for this role, as is being flexible in the face of change. This is a challenging yet exciting opportunity to shape the functions and goals of this role while also building a team.

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/10f77466-4471-416c-a7f8-22e181a7db72

The Director leads all the County’s emergency preparedness programs and emergency operational plans. One critical goal of this new position is to is to build and develop a strong team that is able to take on Emergency Operation Center (EOC) services during emergency situations. This will require the incumbent to have a deep understanding of EOC management, community preparedness, and flood and wildfire mitigation. The Director will serve as a project manager while developing an emergency management budget, program goals and objectives, and managing the County’s emergency operations plans.

The ideal candidate is a relationship builder who is eager to build and strengthen key partnerships and champion collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders. They will be a leader who values their team’s ideas and opinions and is open to communication and feedback from other internal and external stakeholders. They will see challenges as opportunities for improvement, especially when reviewing emergency response strategies and policies. The successful candidate will be flexible and solutions-oriented, showing they are prepared for sudden challenges or situations that arise. They will be able to navigate politics and policies with ease and have strong conflict-resolution skills.