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Human Resources
Tony Hagler, Director
100 Cherokee St
Second Floor
Marietta, GA

Cobb County Human Resources



Under executive direction, assists the County Manager / Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director in the day-to-day management, direction, and supervision of EMA staff, the coordination of all Cobb County governmental agencies, other County partners, State and Federal agencies to assure leadership, continuity and direction to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impact of natural, manmade, or technological disasters upon its people or property.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including: training in job skills; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Develops, communicates, monitors, evaluates and approves policies, procedures and standards for the division upon approval of the County Manager / EMA Director; implements and makes improvements when necessary.

Plans and implements short and long term goals, objectives and strategies for the division, project or program to ensure efficient organization and completion of work; monitors, reviews, and communicates EMAís strategic plans to ensure that long ranges goals are met.

Conducts regular staff meetings to review progress, accomplishments, budgets, strategies and plans for the division; confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress towards objectives to gain support and approval; makes recommendations for improvements as appropriate.

Activates the Emergency Operations Center upon approval of the County Manager / EMA Director; supervises and manages the Emergency Operations Center during critical or large scale events when the EOC is activated; manages multi-agency activities to ensure safety and coordination of efforts.

Signs official and other documents to improve or ensure information adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy upon approval of the County Manager / EMA Director; provides presentations to the Board of Commissioners and/or at BOC meetings as directed.

Participates in recommending budgetary needs for the division and monitors expenditures during that budget year; administers appropriated grants in accordance with prescribed standards, procedures and requirements.

Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and controls work production and activities, to include procedures, allocation of resources, problem resolution, and training of employees to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.

Provides updated status reports and information to public officials, media and the general public regarding EMA matters, especially in times of disaster.

Represents the Emergency Management Agency to County management, other government agencies and the public; coordinates and/or facilitates multi-jurisdictional, multiple agency events, including exercises, training, panels and meetings.

Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting emergency management and applicable functions to ensure application to Agency responsibilities.

Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Personal Computer Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications
Vehicle Radio Communications


Bachelorís degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field; supplemented by five years professional experience in the field, preferably with experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Valid Driverís License.

Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or ability to obtain such certification within six months of assignment to the position.



Knowledge of all pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.

Knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the organization, management, and administration of emergency and disaster management.

Knowledge of Incident Command and Emergency Operation Center management standards and protocols.

Knowledge of the objectives of emergency management functions, with thorough understanding of service needs applicable to a demographically and culturally diverse community.

Knowledge of the body of available and current information resources applicable to the functions for technical research purposes and for special projects as may be assigned.

Knowledge of principles and practices of budget development and administration, and the challenges associated with administering multiple budget resource areas.

Knowledge of personnel management, directly or through subordinate supervision, federal labor laws, and human resources practices and procedures, and programs.

Interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations.

Intermediate level business mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and decimals.

Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information materials.

Skill in developing, writing, disseminating, communicating and implementing policies and procedures.

Ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent.

Ability to plan, assign, direct and review the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and compliance with established policies, procedures and regulatory standards applicable to the work.

Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with co-workers, internal/external customers, department management and the public.

Ability to read and interpret technical documents, operation and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.

Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.


While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.

While performing the essential functions of this position the employee may be exposed to fumes, odors, airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, temperature extremes, and dampness/humidity.