Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 2-11-2003 by Ord. No. 03-3.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Ambulance Corps — See Ch. 9.
Fire Department — See Ch. 47, Art. I.
Use of Life Safety Complex — See Ch. 85.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 84 to replace former Ch. 84, Life Safety Complex Administrator/Director to Radio Communications. It is included herein as Ch. 30 to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
The position of Director of Emergency Preparedness is hereby created by the Borough and shall perform the duties as set forth below, thereby amending the Borough Code accordingly.
A. 
In the capacity of Director of Emergency Preparedness, the duties shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) 
Volunteer emergency services.
(a) 
Oversee management of the administration of the volunteer emergency services.
(b) 
Develop short- and long-range needs assessments.
(c) 
Oversee, prioritize and organize the capital improvement budgets of all volunteer emergency services.
(d) 
Overall responsibility for the design and alterations in emergency services facilities.
(e) 
Work with the department heads to develop short- and long-term plans to insure an adequate response to every call for service.
(f) 
Oversee and insure that emergency services personnel are meeting all mandated and elective training, including training adopted by the Borough.
(g) 
Audit the stipend program for all volunteer emergency services.
(h) 
Oversee the regular review of all miles, regulations and procedures that govern volunteer emergency services.
(2) 
Homeland security.
(a) 
Coordinate homeland security issues with all departments of the Borough and insure that all steps are taken to protect the responders and the community from acts of terrorism.
(b) 
Coordinate volunteer assistance in emergency preparedness and response through the federally adopted Citizens Corps initiative.
(c) 
Institute and organize cooperative training, public awareness, and education programs.
(3) 
Critical incident task force.
(a) 
Oversee operations of the task force designed to assist in the management of critical emergencies that require command and control expertise and equipment.
(b) 
Insure that all personnel meet the mandated training requirements.
(4) 
Technology.
(a) 
Oversee the installation, maintenance, and use of the volunteer emergency services computer systems.
(b) 
Establish consistent computer-based training and personnel records.
(c) 
Insure that all records are maintained weekly.
(5) 
Continuity of government.
(a) 
Develop a disaster recovery plan, possibly in conjunction with neighboring communities, that will provide continuity of government and continuance of vital services in the Borough. Review redundancies for all critical systems, including technology, sewers, roads and bridges, buildings and grounds, and other critical systems.
(6) 
Financial assistance/shared services.
(a) 
Work with the Grants Coordinator to obtain grants and funding for any of the emergency services.
(b) 
Research and develop means of sharing services with county and local governments.
(7) 
Director of Communications.
(a) 
Oversee the annual radio maintenance contract.
(b) 
Organize and submit the communications capital improvements budget (jointly with police).
(c) 
Oversee the administration of radio installations and repairs (not including police).
(d) 
Work with the Chief of Police to maintain the highest standards in the Borough Communications Center.
(8) 
Life Safety Administrator.
(a) 
Oversee maintenance of the buildings and contents.
(b) 
Oversee programs, scheduling, and uses of the buildings, training rooms and the classrooms.
(c) 
Act as the site safety officer.
B. 
Any and all other duties and assignments that are necessary to carry out the position of Director of Emergency Preparedness.
The base salary of this position, depending upon prior experience, ranges from $78,000 to $83,000 and shall be adjusted accordingly pursuant to an employment agreement between the Paramus Supervisory Employees Association and the Borough of Paramus that has been approved and executed by both parties.
All other terms and conditions of employment between the Life Safety Complex Administrator shall be as set forth in an employment agreement between the Paramus Supervisory Employees Association and the Borough of Paramus that has been approved and executed by both parties.
A. 
Requirements.
(1) 
Minimum of 10 years' experience in the field of emergency management.
(2) 
Minimum of 10 years' experience in law enforcement and/or the fire service.
(3) 
Possess a college degree in emergency management or hold a certification as a certified emergency manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers.
(4) 
Hold a certification as a New Jersey certified public manager.
(5) 
Hold certifications and experience as a New Jersey fire service instructor.
(6) 
Possess a valid driver's license.
B. 
Other qualifications.
(1) 
Hold certifications as a basic telecommunicator and emergency medical dispatcher from the Association of Public Safety Officials (APCO).
(2) 
Possess certification of training and experience in the areas of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction.
(3) 
Possess a minimum of 10 years' experience and a working knowledge of the administration, operations and resources of the Paramus Emergency Services.
(4) 
Possess basic knowledge in computer operations and technology.