Job Opportunity

Chief of Emergency Management
Santa Barbara County

Date Posted:

April 19, 2013


$89,746 – $120,000.  Details regarding benefits can be found at:


The Ideal Candidate
The Chief of Emergency Management will be an experienced and contemporary leader who consistently demonstrates the County’s key leadership competencies of:  Resiliency, Intensity, Influence, Ethics, Commitment, Interpersonal Leadership, and Craftsmanship.  The individual selected will be a proven professional with strong communication skills, political and organizational agility, and the ability to skillfully partner, collaborate, and build and maintain strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Board of Supervisors, cities, volunteer organizations, County employees, and the media.   In this role, the individual must also possess a command presence during emergency incidents and work calmly and professionally in fast-paced demanding situations.
Excellent organization, writing, and oral presentation skills will contribute to the individual’s success in the organization.  As an experienced leader, the preferred candidate will also be committed to modern performance management practices, will know how to draw the best out of the emergency management team, and will implement strategies designed to engage staff, develop their knowledge and skills, and achieve high levels of performance.

How To Apply:

Complete an online application at and attach a cover letter, resume, and current salary information:
Contact Wendi Brown with questions:
• 541-858-0376 (direct)
• 866-929-WBCP (toll free)

Final Deadline:

May 16, 2013

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