Emergency management coordinator sought by Virginia DEM

Brian Moran, Virginia's secretary of public safety and homeland security, is seeking an emergency management coordinator to direct the state's emergency management department, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com.

The full-time position, which is dependent on funding from the 2014-2016 biennial budget, will require frequent in-state travel.

The coordinator will oversee and direct the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. The individual hired will develop goals and plans for the agency while working with the office of Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia. The person hired will work with the leaders of other state and federal emergency management agencies, agency staff members and emergency management associations to achieve the agency's objectives and goals.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Candidates must have a current Certified Emergency Management credential, significant years of experience in emergency management and considerable years of experience working for a state or local emergency management agency. At minimum, the candidates must also have significant long-term and strategic planning experience, experience and skill working with government members and significant experience managing and supervising a staff of diverse individuals.

Preferred qualifications for candidates include a master's degree in a related field, experience working for a state or local emergency management agency in Virginia and the ability to demonstrate experience working with the federal government on emergency management issues.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management works with federal, state and local government agencies and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through preparedness for, response to, recovery from and mitigation of disasters.