Osceola County looking to hire emergency management director

Osceola County, Fla., is seeking to hire an emergency management director.

If hired, the candidate will function in a senior management capacity to direct the efficiency and effectiveness of the county's mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts regarding emergency management. The role is largely independent, although the emergency management director may confer with the deputy county manager in unusual or highly sensitive matters.

The emergency management director is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of the Osceola Emergency Management Plan and the Osceola County Intergovernmental Communications Plan and will coordinate activities to those ends. The director is also responsible for supervising and directing staff.

The director will also develop information to support state and federal grants and assist with application packages. They will also manage and administer state and federal emergency preparedness grants.

Qualifications for the position include a bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration or a related field and 5-7 years of experience in an emergency management or administrative setting, or eight years experience in emergency management or a related field supplemented by 5-7 years of experience in an emergency management or administrative setting.

The position also requires frequent lifting and carrying of up to 10 lbs. A valid Florida driver's license is required for the position.