Ideally situated in north central Texas, Dallas County has a population of over 2.6 million and is the ninth most populous county in the United States. Dallas County encompasses 26 diverse, growing cities with a vibrant, well-educated population. The City of Dallas, serving as the county seat and a thriving regional hub, is the third most populous city in the state and the ninth most populous in the country.
The Dallas County Office of Emergency Management has six full-time employees and is supported by several part-time paid and unpaid internship positions, with an annual budget of $1-3 million, depending on general funding and grants secured. The department works closely with other county departments, local jurisdictions, emergency responders, and the private and public sector to engage in comprehensive disaster planning for Dallas County. The Chief of Emergency Services, under the direction of the County Judge, is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the county-wide emergency management program and strategic initiatives.
Dallas County seeks an experienced, outgoing, and service-oriented candidate to serve as its new Chief of Emergency Services. The successful candidate will be a highly ethical, politically astute individual who will foster a culture of accountability and transparency in the department. Ideally, the selected Chief will have experience as an emergency management coordinator or director or a deputy director of a county or other governmental entity with a population of at least 250,000.
A bachelor’s degree (minimum) from an accredited college or university in a job-related field of study is required. Five (5) years of progressive professional-level work-related experience, including a minimum of three years of upper-level management experience, preferably in a mid-to-large size organization, is required, along with direct significant expertise in the field of emergency management. The selected candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Dallas County.
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