Amherst County Public Safety seeks deputy director

The Amherst County Department of Public Safety is seeking a deputy director of public safety in Amherst County, Virginia, according to a hiring notice posted on Thursday on

The full-time position will assist the public safety department to oversee a comprehensive public safety program for the county.

The individual hired will help to manage the county department. The deputy director's responsibilities will include preparing operational and capital budgets, carrying out supervisory responsibilities, maintaining positive working relationships with volunteer providers, developing and implementing public safety service goals and responding to emergency medical services and fire calls as needed.

Candidates must have no less than five years experience in EMS and fire operations and no less than three years of supervisory experience. An associate or bachelor's degree is preferred for the position. The person hired must also have multiple certifications including a Virginia Office of EMS EMT-B certification, National Incident Emergency Management certification, Virginia Department of Fire Programs Firefighter II certification and hazmat operations certification.

Ideal candidates will have considerable management and public relations skills, comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of public safety operations, extensive experience in fire, EMS/rescue operations and incident command and considerable experience in budget preparation and report writing.

The Amherst County Department of Public Safety seeks to safeguard county citizens against the death dealing and injurious effects of natural or man-made disasters and to coordinate responsive capabilities of volunteer rescue, fire and other agencies responding to times of disaster and emergency.