Tuscarawas County looks for deputy director for Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency

The Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is currently looking for a full-time deputy director, according to a job posting by the International Association of Emergency Managers.

The person hired will assist the director with planning, writing grants, organizing and coordinating operations for the department. The deputy director will implement programs and operational procedures, as well as prepare and maintain fiscal and operational records and reports.

Qualified candidates for the position should have a bachelor's degree in emergency management and/or experience in emergency management programs. Applicants should have strong skills in communication, office administration, budgeting, grant writing and record keeping.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency works to develop and implement emergency plans in order to keep residents safe. The agency focuses on fire, power outage, terrorism and flooding disasters, including severe weather such as tornadoes, winter storms and thunderstorms.

The department coordinates a Hazmat team made of local fire departments, as well as facilitates an emergency planning committee made of community members.

Tuscarawas County is located in the eastern part of Ohio, and has a population of approximately 92,582. The county seat is located in New Philadelphia.