Job Posting


DATE: March 5, 2018


(This is not a Competitive-Class position.)


Steve Peterson, Director Emergency Communication/Emergency Management

238 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, New York 12401

JOB VACANCY: Deputy County Fire and Emergency Coordinator / Permanent / Part Time / Non-Benefited
LOCATION: Emergency Communication/Emergency Management

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an important administrative position involving responsibility for assisting the Deputy Director of Emergency Management/Fire Coordinator in the planning and supervision of the county program of fire training and mutual aid to cope with fires and other public emergencies requiring the services of firefighters.  The incumbent has responsibility for an assigned geographic area of the county and may have additional responsibility for one or more specific phases of the county program such as training and mutual aid.  Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of modern fire suppression equipment, methods and technology; good knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations of the aims and purposes of the state fire mobilization and mutual aid plan; good knowledge of fire service and operations; good knowledge of the geography and political subdivisions of the county and resources available; ability to establish and maintain cordial working relationships with county and local officials and members of fire agencies; ability to plan, supervise, coordinate and communicate in emergency situations; ability to interpret the fire training and mutual aid plan to county and local officials and the public; initiative and resourcefulness; good judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of satisfactory experience in firefighting, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements:

Employees appointed after January 1, 2018, must have completed the following New York State Outreach courses (or equivalent training course): 

·  Firefighter I

·  Fire Officer I

·  National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700, 800

·  Within one (1) year of hire, incumbents must have completed the following NYS Outreach courses:

   Hazardous Materials, Incident Command, Fire Instructor I

·  Within two (2) years of hire, incumbents must have completed National Incident Management System (NIMS) 300

 Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.