Portage County, WI seeks emergency manager

The Emergency Management office in Portage County, Wisconsin, is seeking a new director.

The director is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency services, and oversees emergency medical service (EMS) for the county with regards to laws at the local, federal and state levels. The director also acts as the liaison between the county government, emergency services and medical providers. 

On average, 35 hours a week will be serving emergency management duties and five will be allocated to EMS duties.

This position is on-call at all hours.

To be considered, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, planning, emergency management or a related field. Candidates with at least five years of experience in an administrative or planning role will be highly considered.

Also highly considered will be those with experience in finding and building resourceful partnerships, and those who have experience working for a non-profit organization.

Those with experience or familiarity with emergency response also will be preferred.

Applicants must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license and access to an insured vehicle for work-related travel.

The salary ranges from $51,936 to $66,774 annually.

Interested applicants should apply via the Portage County website; or mail a resume and application to: Portage County Human Resources, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 29.