Borough Hunts for New Emergency Management Coordinator
With the impending retirement of current Emergency Management Coordinator Ira Marks, the borough has opened up its search for a new OEM coordinator.
Fair Lawn is seeking a replacement for emergency management coordinator Ira Marks, who is retiring at the end of the year.
The part-time position, which pays $25,000 per year, involves maintaining the borough's emergency operations center, developing and organizing the borough's emergency operations plan and conducting regular exercises to test the borough's emergency operations plan, among many other things.
Borough manager Tom Metzler, who served as the borough's emergency management coordinator prior to Marks, said that other than a few basic responsibilities, the new coordinator will be free to take emergency managment in the direction he or she sees fit.
Applicants for the three-year appointment must be Fair Lawn residents and are required to have at least two years of experience planning, developing and administering emergency response activities in the public or private sector, or in the military.
Metzler said all applications must be into the borough by Oct. 1 and that he expects to name a new OEM coordinator by Oct. 15. The new OEM coordinator will work with Marks for the remainder of the year to ease the transition process so they will be prepared to take over the department at the beginning of 2013.
To apply, send your resume to:
Thomas Metzler, CEM
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410