Director of EMS

  • ORGANIZATION
    Livingston County
  • LOCATION
    Howell, MI
  • SALARY
    $85,153 - $110,699
summary
Under the direction of the County Administrator the EMS Director is responsible for the overall management of the EMS Departments and the Medical Examiner function.  Responsible for executive leadership, managerial and organizational effectiveness, fiscal planning, budgeting, auditing, human resources development, public service, and communication for the department.

Position Responsibilities
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

• Plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of the department and operations including personnel, budgeting, planning, and general administration.  Develops and implements departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
• Assesses department operations, staffing levels, facilities, and equipment.  Analyzes budgetary and resource needs, makes recommendations for improvements, and implements changes.  Monitors operational costs and makes recommendations for increasing efficiency.
• Prepares and presents annual budget request, administers departmental budget, and ensures that the authorized budgetary and purchasing procedures are properly used. 
• Assigns or delegates responsibility for assignment of work, directs personnel, evaluates performance of all employees and assures necessary training and professional development.  Takes disciplinary action according to established procedures.
• Recommends all department fee structures and ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
• Maintains knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security/health care operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Negotiates contracts with suppliers, vendors, state and federal agencies, or other public safety agencies, consistent with the County Purchasing Policy.
• Participates in community and county agencies, and other government organizations to promote department image and programs and to coordinate related services.  Establishes and maintains effective systems of communication and represents the organization with major customers, the medical community, and the public.
• Administers the labor agreements and serves as a member of management’s collective bargaining team. 
• Serves as the EMS Department Medicare Compliance Officer.
• Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
• Performs other duties as directed.

Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and eight years of progressively more responsible experience in EMS operations including demonstrated skill in departmental and personnel management. 
•The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience. 
•Has or may obtain State of Michigan Paramedic License, Hazardous Material Operations certification, and meets or exceeds the Washtenaw/Livingston Medical Control Authority requirements and all other required licenses and/or certifications.
•Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Thorough knowledge of the professional public management techniques involved in budgeting, personnel administration, and resource management, and the ability to identify and implement new best practices.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and program development and implementation.
• Considerable knowledge of insurance program policies, Medicare and Medicaid laws and regulations.
• Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and apply policies and procedures, as well as applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
• Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports, and formulating policy and service recommendations.
• Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations in public forums.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
• Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
• Skill in the use of office equipment and EMS technologies, Microsoft Suite applications and specialized communications software, databases and equipment. 
• Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours.
• Ability to respond to emergencies or service needs on a 24-hour basis.

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