Class Code:EA076

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to assist in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Emergency Management Division.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Oversees and maintains operational readiness of the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC); assists in planning, organizing and directing the County's emergency management programs and divisional activities; serves as acting director in absence of director.

Acts as Deputy Incident Commander/EOC Manager during all County EOC activations; supervises section managers; supervises the development of the division's strategic business plan and monitors implementation; prepares schedules, maintains procedures and conducts training.

Oversees preparation and approval of all Commission agenda items; oversees division Homeland Security and emergency management grant programs (staff assignments, tracking and implementation).

Supervises the preparation and monitoring of the division budget and prepares special reports as required; provides primary staff support to the executive board of the Broward County Interagency Emergency Coordinating Council.

Participates in County and Regional emergency management and Homeland Security committees and task forces.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public safety, emergency management, public or business administration or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years in emergency planning and management including two (2) years of high level supervisory and administrative experience or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess or attain within 2 years either a Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) from the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association or a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.

Ability to pass a Homeland Security background check (not classified).

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.