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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Manager
Job Title: Emergency Management Director
Salary: $59610.00 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:


Location of work:

714 N Main

Salary Range:  $59,600 - $87,200

Job Objectives:
Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of Sedgwick County Emergency Management and Public Health Emergency preparedness programs. Oversees the County’s emergency notification system. Builds collaborative working relationships with government agencies, private organizations and the public to prepare for and respond during various public safety and health emergencies. Prepares and establishes procedures for responding to natural disasters, criminal terrorism, or other emergencies. Establishes program objectives with municipal, County, State and Federal Officials that meet established regulations.

Essential Job Functions:

•Supervision of staff including setting, monitoring and reviewing goal progress and accountability measures, performance evaluations and regular meetings with employees

•Establishes priorities for anticipated divisional requirements for each fiscal year; prepares and submits annual budget information; makes budget revisions as appropriate; administers approved budget and monitors operational expenditures and revenues for fiscal compliance

•Meet with Commissioners and other high ranking public and private officials, and citizens

•Apply for federal funding for emergency management responses and report on the progress of such grants

•Ensures emergency management equipment is in proper working order and meets current standards

•Makes recommendations for purchases and maintenance of emergency management equipment

•Anticipates and plans for technology needs

Emergency Management

•Activates the Emergency Operations Center for operations

•Coordinate response and recovery activities during and following a disaster emergency

•Prepare status reports of emergencies

•Direct the development, testing and ongoing improvement of Sedgwick County’s disaster response plan

•Meet with law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service officials, national guard officials, private companies, and the general public to get recommendations and buy in regarding emergency response plans

•Coordinate the use and sharing of resources and equipment within the community to assist in emergency response

•Prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies

•Oversees Medical Reserve Corp

•Manages coordination of volunteer resources

•Ensures Sedgwick County is in compliance with state and federal laws, administrative regulations and operational guidelines

•Driving, operates county vehicles as part of daily emergency management work capacity, during on-call rotation and during disaster emergencies


•Anticipates staffing and resource needs for events

•Plans and oversees emergency response training programs for staff, volunteers, and first responders and other crisis response partners

•Plans multi-organizational training opportunities

•Coordinates health preparedness and health crisis response with the local Health Department

•Administers public health planning components

Job Standards:
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university

Years of Experience: 5 years of experience in emergency management or a public safety field with a minimum of 3 years of leadership and supervisory experience.

License, certifications, etc… IS 100, 120, 200, 700, 800 required within 30 days; ICS 300, 400 required within one year; HSEEP Training within one year; KEMA Kansas Certified Emergency Manager or equivalent recognized Emergency Management certification required within two years; Kansas Driver’s License and proof of current liability insurance

Testing/Screening Requested:
Driver's License record screen, Criminal Background, Drug Screen

Microsoft office software products, Kronos workforce software product, SAP Netweaver software, OnBase software.

Work Environment:

  • The employee is occasionally subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. Activities may occur inside and outside. Work environment is typically office environment.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers including typing and use of telephone.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances during the course of business and/or appointments. May traverse uneven ground when in the field.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force consistently to lift and/or move objects, including the human body.
  • Worker may sit most of the time.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002313

Open Date: 12/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/31/2018 11:59:59 PM