|Title||Director of Emergency Services|
|City / Organization||Chester County, PA|
|Website||Click here for more information or to apply|
Chester County and its 540,000 residents enjoy a high quality of life with outstanding employment and educational opportunities, coupled with an array of performing arts and cultural venues, museums, historical sites, world-renowned gardens, recreational offerings, and an eclectic mixture of dining, microbreweries, and wine tasting options. Referred to locally as “Chesco,” the County includes the City of Coatesville, 15 Boroughs, 57 Townships, and numerous other unincorporated communities within its 762 square miles and is part of Philadelphia’s 6.2 million metropolitan area population. Chester County is the fastest-growing county in southeastern Pennsylvania, with 146,000 projected new residents by 2050.
Chester County is seeking a strong, decisive leader as its next Director of Emergency Services who can help set the tone for the Department’s vision, mission, and culture for the delivery of high-quality critical emergency support services for first responder operations throughout the County. The Department of Emergency Services is responsible for emergency management public information & education, 9-1-1 call receipt, dispatch, and related quality assurance, Countywide coordination of Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement services by local Departments, Incident Support, HazMat Team activities, the County’s Fire Marshal’s Office, Regional EMS Council, CISM, Emergency Management, technical, coordination functions, and management of the County’s Public Safety Training Campus, and related Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management training programs and services. The position serves as the County’s coordinator of emergency services, with City, Township, and Borough communities and/or districts ultimately providing end user first responder services. The Director of Emergency Services reports to the Board of Commissioners through the County Administrator.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, public administration, business administration, or a related field is required (master’s preferred), coupled with ten or more years of leadership experience in a senior position, including five (5) to ten (10) years of program management experience. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered. Additional leadership certifications and training from the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, National Emergency Number Association (ENP), and/or International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) preferred.
Residency is not required for the position; however, it is desired that the Director of Emergency Services maintain their residence within a reasonable commuting distance to the Chester County Government Services Center. The selected candidate must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s License throughout their tenure.
For more information on this position contact:
Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President
Bill Peterson, Senior Vice President