Tuscaloosa County seeking new emergency management director

Tuscaloosa County is looking for a new director of emergency management.

The new director for the county's Emergency Management Agency will be responsible for managing, organizing and coordinating preparation and response to all natural and man-made emergencies in the county.

The agency is multi-jurisdictional, and works with the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, as well as other county departments, agencies, volunteer organizations and private sector companies, to provide training and exercise activities related to large-scale emergencies and disasters.

One of the primary goals of the agency is to ensure information is available to the community and first responders in order to prepare for any disaster.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, business administration or related field. Education should also include courses related to social and natural sciences.

The applicant should also have a minimum of five years of experience in public safety with an emphasis on hazardous materials safety, disaster preparedness, emergency management or a related field in local government.

The salary will range from $65,000 to $75,000.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Dec. 1.

All applications should be sent to the Tuscaloosa County Personnel Office at 714 Greensboro Ave., Suite G-78, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.