EMA Fire Administrator Liaison - York County, ME

May 3, 2019

York County,ME

EMA Fire Administrator Liaison


York County Government

 Emergency Management Agency 

Position Description


  • Anticipated Opening -


Job Title:                  Emergency Management Fire Administrator Liaison

Department:             Emergency Management Agency

Reports to:               Director

FLSA Status:           Non-Union / Salary

Prepared By:           Human Resources

Prepared Date:        April 2019




This position is responsible for assisting the Director of York County Emergency Management by serving as liaison with the York County Fire Chiefs.  This individual assists by organizing and coordinating all Emergency Management Agency activities relating to minimizing the effect of natural or manmade disaster upon the citizens of York County.  Duties and responsibilities include providing liaison and coordination with fire chiefs, supervising personnel; developing, testing, and implementing emergency response and recovery operation plans; and conducting training on public preparedness




  • Adheres to County Government Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets County Government productivity and quality standards
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Including the following.  (Other duties may be assigned)


  • Coordinates Fire and EMS operations training as it relates to emergency management programs.
  • Recommends and coordinates ICS training courses for Fire and EMS operations including ICS programs that interface with emergency management programs.
  • May supervise and/or coordinate activities of volunteer teams in the Operational or Response areas for 1st responders.
  • Advises on and coordinates the establishment of policies and procedures for Fire and EMS across the county as it interfaces with emergency management.
  • Plans and Implements Fire and EMS programs at the County level to better coordinate policies and goals set forth in the various Towns Codes, Ordinances and the State Fire Code. 
  • Prepares required EMA documentation and correspondence for training, incident reports, grant funding, etc.
  • Confers with federal, state and local officials concerning emergency management and fire protection; regulates and secures and maintains technical and financial assistance through state and federal programs; coordinates mutual aid agreements and procedures with public and private agencies.
  • Coordinates EMA support activities in response to alarms in local communities assisting Fire and EMS.  
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports to the County EMA Director and the County Fire Chiefs association regarding support activities to the Local Fire Departments within the County.
  • Evaluates the need for and recommends the specific EMA Fire Service interface training needed by all York County Towns. 
  • Represents EMA at Fire and EMS coordination meetings, seminars and other functions.
  • Coordinates and Participates with:
    • IMT
    • IMAT
    • Tactical Dispatch/Tactical EMS Response
  • Coordinator of group purchases including medical supplies for York County Fire and EMS departments. Coordination of purchases with the intent of using County bulk purchases to garner savings for local communities.
  • Liaison to Region 1 EMS.
  • Coordinator/Scheduler of York County:
    • Fire, specialty classes such as Hazmat, Officer Development, etc.
    • EMS: Instructor CEU classes, EMS CEU classes, etc.
    • Emergency Management Training, ICS courses, lessons learned, damage survey exercises, etc.
  • Special Projects
    • Communications/Coordination with all towns.
  • Duty Officer for after hours, shared responsibility.




This position supervises up to 30 non-supervisory employees.  This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  This position also supervises 25 Hazmat Team members.




Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.  Represents York County EMA at all Fire & EMS meetings in a variety of local, county, state meetings.    




Graduation from a college or university with an Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience required, in fire science, or a closely related field, and Ten (10) years of experience in Fire or Emergency Medical Service work and five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.   Must be a Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer II, and EMT-B or any acceptable equivalent combination of Education and Experience.  ME Chief Fire Officer I certification or Fire Officer IV desired.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Preferred applicant experience: Chief Fire officer.


Associates Degree in Public or Business Administration required with four to six years of emergency management experience, preferably within a local government (or related); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 





  • Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical services, principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.  
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency medicine techniques and their application as demonstrated through EMT Certification. 
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations. 
  • Skill in the operation of fire and EMS tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to:
    • train, supervise and lead subordinate personnel
    • perform work requiring good physical condition
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
    • effectively give and receive verbal and written instructions 
    • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public
  • Knowledge of all aspects of emergency management and hazard mitigation methods. 



This position requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate computer literacy.


  • Must complete the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Professional Development series, have hazardous material certification, and have a combined minimum of 500 hours of professional training in emergency management, fire prevention/protection, law enforcement and emergency medical services
  • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license.
  • Must have completed the following FEMA ICS courses 
  • Must have completed ICS 800
  • Must have completed ICS 300/400





Incumbent must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Incumbent must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.




Incumbent must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Incumbent must possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.





While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb or balance.  The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.




While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is routinely exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Applications for this position can be picked up at the York County Management building located at 149 Jordan Springs Road, Alfred, Maine or on the County of York website: www.yorkcountymaine.gov

All Applications and Resumes should be submitted to:

York County Human Resources

Attn: Linda Corliss

45 Kennebunk Road

Alfred, ME 04002

By Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 12 pm

York County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
May 24, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.