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Apply Now — Upshur County hiring Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director


The Upshur County Commission is seeking qualified applicants to lead the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  The successful applicant will be responsible for county-wide homeland security and emergency management planning, response and recovery. 

Qualifications: Two or more years of college, technical school, other formal training or education, or combination thereof, plus one-year related experience in the emergency services sector or emergency management sector or five years experience in similar management or preparedness consulting services.  Successful applicant must have, at minimum, NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 700 & 800 and FEMA’s Professional Development Series (IS 120c, 230e, 235c, 240c, 241c, 242c, 244b), or the ability to obtain the necessary on-line training within 60 days of employment.    

Successful applicants must represent themselves and the county in a professional manner and have excellent verbal and written communication skills; extensive knowledge of local, state and national laws as they apply to the field of homeland security and emergency management; working knowledge of Upshur County geography and surrounding areas; knowledge of law enforcement, fire and EMS services, policy and administration, including applicable legislation, authority, governing bodies, regulatory agencies and advisory organizations and general knowledge and experience with radio networks and communications equipment. 

Please visit www.upshurcounty.org for a PDF application and job description.

  • Working hours are flexible up to 1039 hours per year
  • Starting wage of $25/hour
  • County vehicle and cell phone are provided
  • A background check will be conducted
  • This position involves strenuous physical activity with the ability to occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Director, or their designee, must be available for response to the EOC 24/7, 365 days/year

Applications must be returned to the address below no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, March 4, 2022:
Upshur County Administrative Annex
c/o: Carrie Wallace, County Administrator
91 W. Main St., Suite 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Please do not make phone inquiries about this position. Employment with Upshur County is available to all qualified applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or handicap.  Upshur County has established a drug free and tobacco free work environment.

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