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Position Information

Date of Re-Issue: 11/28/17.  The work involves dual responsibility for the operation of both Emergency Management operations and Fire Control functions.  Responsibilities include planning, organizing, training, public education, and implementing natural and emergency defense operations and programs.  As an agent of Tioga County, an incumbent in this class develops and maintains a comprehensive Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) pertaining to all County Departments and the provisions of services to the community in the event of an emergency impacting County functions.  This classification is also responsible for planning and supervising the County programs for fire and emergency medical training and mutual aid to cope with fires, accidents, and medical emergencies requiring the service of both paid and volunteer service.  While the incumbent will respond to fire and hazardous emergency events, the classification shall not involve fire suppression duties as that of a firefighter.  Additionally, the Director of Emergency Services will not be recognized as a paid firefighter under General Municipal Law §207-a.  The incumbent is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Tioga County Legislature.  Due to the responsibilities involved, the classification will be influential in devising policies which pertain to emergency services within Tioga County.  Work is performed in accordance with state and federal regulations and guidelines.  Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate staff.  Does related work as required.

The title of Director of Emergency Services is pending jurisdictional classification.  Upon completion of a criminal background check**, an appointment may be made to this position.   

Status: Permanent; pending jurisdictional classification
Work Hours: Full time, days; 35-hour work week.  Must be available as needed.   
Salary: $59,000 (2017 Non-union); benefit package available including:  health, dental and vision insurance, paid leave time, NYS Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan 
Location: Tioga County Emergency Services Department
Organization: Tioga County
Location: Owego,  NY 
United States
Salary: $59,000
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 11/30/2017
Requirements Preferred Qualifications:
a) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of full-time experience (or it’s part-time equivalent) in a supervisory or administrative capacity in an occupation which included the responsibility for emergency service management, planning and/or implementing emergency services* or public safety programs; or
b) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree and four (4) years of full-time experience (or it’s part-time equivalent)as defined in (a) above; or
c) Graduation from high school or possession of a New York State equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience as defined in (a) above. 
*Emergency Services shall include medical, fire, police, and or emergency response.   
Copies of any and all relevant licenses and certificates are requested at time of application. 
Special Requirements:
1. Possession of a valid New York State Operator’s license at the time of appointment, and maintenance of such license throughout the tenure of employment in the position.
2. Must be able to complete the Emergency Management Certification (Tier 2) and any other relevant trainings or certifications within timeframes designated by the Tioga County Legislature.
3. If an active member of a volunteer fire department, shall not hold a rank higher than that of Lieutenant while employed as Director of Emergency Services.   
Apply to: Tioga County Department of Personnel & Civil Service:  www.tiogacountyny.com To down load application: https://www.tiogacountyny.com/media/2134/application2016january.pdf 
Apply by: December 8, 2017 
Tioga County applications are available on our website.  Resumes may be submitted but MUST accompany an application.  Applicants MUST clearly describe education and/or work and volunteer experience to explain how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  Omissions or vagueness will not be interpreted in an applicant’s favor.    
**Criminal background checks will be conducted upon a conditional offer of employment.  Depending upon the position sought, conviction of a felony, misdemeanor or other offense may bar appointment.  At the discretion of the appointing authority, additional screenings may include but will not be limited to: fingerprinting, psychological, and or drug testing.  If requested, a candidate will be required to authorize access to educational, employment, financial, or other records.     
Status: This listing expires on: 12/30/2017
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Tioga County
56 Main Street

Owego,  NY 13827
United States
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