Williamson CountyGeorgetown 78626
Full Time

Ten (10) years of supervisory experience in emergency management with demonstrated accomplishments and organizational achievements in previous roles.

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Director Of Emergency Management

Williamson County
Full Time 12 or more per week Williamson County Emergency Services Operations Center, 911 Tracy Chambers Ln, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States


Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Emergency Services, responsible for developing, implementing, directing and maintaining Williamson County’s comprehensive emergency management program. 

  • Provides strategic oversight to the daily operations of the Emergency Management department
  • Directs processes to meet and maintain the statutory requirements for Williamson County’s comprehensive emergency management program (including preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation)
  • Maintains situational awareness to identify threats and/or possible threats to Williamson County, alerting stakeholders and elected officials of impending situations and plans for response
  • Monitors disaster-related conditions and makes recommendations to the Commissioner’s Court on the enactment of disaster declarations, burn bans, and other measures requiring court approval
  • Establishes and monitors short-term departmental assignments or objectives
  • Serves as the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) director for Williamson County, activating all plans and resources necessary to facilitate an effective response to all hazard situations
  • Meets with local, regional, state, and federal stakeholders to promote preparedness activities, conduct disaster-related training, and generally serve as a Williamson County representative
  • Reviews the County Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, proposing updates to plans and core capabilities 
  • Establishes priorities and oversees the development of a multi-year training and exercise schedule
  • Directs the development and submissions of emergency management and homeland security-related grant applications
  • Performs and oversees administrative functions, including budget preparation, procurement, grant reporting, records management, and performance evaluations 
  • Performs special duties as assigned


  • Reports directly to – Senior Director of Emergency Services
  • Direct Reports – Yes


  • Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, repetitive motions, and standing
  • Position involves walking over uneven terrain and/or climbing obstacles
  • Position involves occasional lifting and carrying of fifty (50) or more pounds
  • Position may involve working for extended periods of time (12 or more hours)


  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
  • May be required to perform work outdoors in inclement weather (heat, cold, wet conditions)
  • Potential exposure to dust, smoke, loud noise, technical hazards, disturbing scenes, and hazardous substances
  • Regular travel between work sites as required


  • Work outside of the normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is required
  • Essential personnel for emergency situations; discretion of department director

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND ten (10) years of experience in emergency management or a similar public safety-related field, with significant experience in management, emergency planning, policy creation, project and incident management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Extensive knowledge of current principles and practices in management of an Emergency Management office
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance/improvement methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgetary and business planning processes



  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 
  • FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS)

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid TX driver’s license

Required within sixty (60) days of employment

  • Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) less than full access training

Required within one (1) year of employment

  • State or national level Emergency Management and Homeland Security credentials from an accredited organization (i.e. International Association of Emergency Managers, Emergency Management Association of Texas, National Sheriffs’ Association, etc.)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) certification
  • Texas Department of Public Safety All-Terrain Vehicle Safety certification
  • Command Vehicle Operations credentialing
  • Emergency Operations Center credentialing
  • CPR/AED certification

Required within two (2) years of employment 

  • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) ICS Instructor certification


  • FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP)
  • FEMA Continuity of Operations (COOP) Level I or II 
  • International Association of Emergency Managers - Emergency Manager certification
  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security - Homeland Security Level V certification


  • Ten (10) years of supervisory experience in emergency management with demonstrated accomplishments and organizational achievements in previous roles
  • Demonstrated experience in developing a progressive work culture in previous leadership roles


Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes 
  • Physical exam: No
  • Psychological exam: No
  • Additional: N/A

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.