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.
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.