Winter Conference Call for Proposals

Winter Conference Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues at the 2022 EMAO Winter Conference. Others will benefit from your experience while you make a valuable contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge. If you have used funding or organizations to work on strategies or projects, we are particularly interested in your expertise.

Call for Presentations must be POST MARKED no later than June 17, 2022. You can find the presentation application here.

Director of Emergency Management Job Opening in Wayne County

Wayne County is looking for a Director of Emergency Management

Do you have the education, skills, and/or experience to keep a community safe and respond to safety/hazard events? Would you like to work for a place that serves the public, has job stability, great benefits and a great retirement system? Would you like to have 11 paid holidays per year, ample sick leave and vacation leave (and unused leave rolls over to the next year)? If so, Wayne County is the place! The Wayne County Commissioners are currently accepting employment applications for the full-time position Emergency Management Director.


  • COUNTY DISASTER AND PREPAREDNESS: Develop/maintain safety programs and continuity of operations plan for all Wayne County government offices; develop/maintain recovery planning to restore the community to pre-disaster conditions; develop/plan/direct/evaluate emergency exercise programs and recovery activities, including school emergency exercises; identify safety issues around the county; promote public awareness of Wayne County chemical facilities; develop/maintain/update all-hazards emergency operation plan for the community; facilitate training programs on public safety, emergency preparedness, homeland security, HAZMAT response and other related topics for staff and public safety forces.
  • AGENCY COORDINATION: Facilitate public safety radio operators’ group; maintain licensing of radio systems/towers/buildings related to radio communications; membership in Wayne County 911 Planning Committee; ensure availability and function of Emergency Operations Center; maintain county emergency notification system; make presentations to expand awareness and education regarding the agency and its activities.
  • TRAINING AND EXERCISE: Conduct research and keep apprised of laws and regulations related to emergency management, homeland security and SARA Title III; conduct exercises to test emergency plans for critical facilities.
  • GRANTS: Seek and apply for federal, state and other privately funded grants.
  • SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND INFORMATION SHARING: Monitor national, state and local news, weather incidents and other events and disseminate any appropriate information to local agencies and response partners; participate in state briefings; identify gaps or any need to mitigate potential life/safety issues.
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Manage, coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Emergency Operations Center to provide direction and control during large scale incidents; respond to incidents such as HAZMAT spills and other environmental hazard releases by coordinating response and clean-up efforts; perform damage assessments; maintain Emergency Alert System.
  • LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Supervision of agency; review/develop/implement policies and procedures; prepare/administer budget.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or equivalent experience, plus five (5) years administrative and operational experience in emergency management, public safety or equivalent preferred.

Applicants must submit a required employment application (downloadable from by emailing it to or dropping it off at the Wayne County Commissioners’ Office, 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691, Attn: Marcy Stoller. Questions?  Call 330-287-5410.  

Tuscarawas County HS&EMA Job Posting

The Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has an opening for a position of Emergency Management Planner.

A sample of illustrative duties includes:

  1. Develop and update plans that are consistent with state and federal plan guidelines
  2. Update and maintain local resource inventories
  3. Develop trainings and exercises of local plans
  4. Assists with administrative and fiscal duties of the office
  5. Assists with grant applications and deliverables

Qualifications Include:

  1. Bachelors Degree in Emergency Management or a related field, or work experience with acounty-level emergency management agency or local public safety organization
  2. Completion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Independent Study courses IS-100,IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800
  3. Possession of a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License

This wage base range for this position is $13.00 – $14.50 per hour (40 hours per week) based on education and experience.

Individuals interested in applying to this position should submit a cover letter, their completed employment applications (found at and an updated resume to EMA Director Alex McCarthy at by Wednesday, March 30th. These may also be mailed to: Tuscarawas County HS&EMA; 2295 Reiser Ave SE; New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

To view the position description, click here.

Emergency Management Handbook

The purpose of this document is to provide information to a County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director (and others), describing the duties and roles of his/her job. We hope you will find this Handbook helpful, and that it improves your ability to coordinate the county’s mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs.

To view the Emergency Management Handbook, click here.