ASSISTANT COORDINATOR OF OPERATIONS

Recruitment #21-129-0047

Job Description

The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is an innovative and collaborative agency recognized for its achievements in emergency management. OEM's vision is to shape the culture of resiliency in order to improve the quality of life in Loudoun County. The agency is seeking a success-oriented, self-motivated leader to manage the Operations Division. This senior staff position oversees various programs, daily operations, budgets, projects, and personnel in the Operations Division. The Assistant Coordinator of Operations (AC-O) provides input and recommendations on personnel and purchasing issues. Develops and maintains Division budget; assists with development of department-specific policies and procedures; and ensures compliance with County policies and procedures, and local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Duties Include:

  • Oversees and manages the Operations Division.
  • Manages and completes complex operational and strategic projects.
  • Responds to emergencies; executes the Emergency Operations Plan when needed; provides emergency management support to Incident Commander during emergency response; and fills key roles in the Emergency Operations Center as needed.
  • Assists with the development of strategic plans.
  • Provides supervision, guidance, direction, and coaching to staff.
  • Collaborates with National Capital Region (NCR) partners in the development and implementation of regional strategies and initiatives.
  • Manages and coordinates equipment, systems and procedures to ensure Emergency Operations Center (EOC) readiness.
  • Manages, maintains, and administers the County's notification system (Everbridge) and incident management application (WebEOC).
  • Represents Loudoun County and OEM with local, state, and federal organizations and work groups.

This position directs and manages the OEM Operations Division including, but not limited to the training and exercise program; development, coordination, and maintenance of plans, policies, procedures, and processes; compliance with mandated programs including local emergency operations plans; readiness of all response and recovery technologies; and participation in the Staff Duty Officer program which provides 24/7 response and support for significant events.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or a related field and two (2) years of related work experience in emergency management, disaster mitigation, preparedness, and/or emergency response/recovery activities including one (1) year of supervision.

The following designations are preferred: The VEMA Virginia Professional Emergency Manager (VaPEM) or IAEM, Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Special Requirements

The position is considered mission critical and will serve during emergency incidents. This position is expected to fill roles in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during activations. EOC staff work twelve (12) hour shifts and may be day or night work, holidays and/or weekends as necessary.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background and DMV record check.