Clark County in process of hiring new EMA director

The Clark County offices at the Springview Government Center. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The Clark County offices at the Springview Government Center. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Clark County is currently in the process of hiring a new director of the Emergency Management Agency.

The county’s former director, Lisa D’Allessandris, left the position in May after accepting another job. Ken Johnson, deputy director of the EMA, has been serving in the position in the interim.

Clark County spokesperson Michael Cooper said the county is in the process of filling the position and has already begun holding interviews.

“Clark County completed a first round of interviews in late July and have scheduled a second round of interviews to be held later this month,” Cooper said. “We hope to have an offer to a candidate by the end of August.”

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According to a job listing posted by the county on June 26 about the position, as director of the EMA applicants will be expected to “supervise, direct and evaluate staff, trains staff in operations, policies and procedures, develop, write and maintain all-hazard emergency operations plans,” among other things.

The salary from the position is between $65,852.80 and $79,019.20, according to the job listing on the county’s website. As of Tuesday afternoon, the job listing was still posted and listed as “status open, open until filled.”

One of D’Allessandris last moves as director of the Clark County EMA was handling the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

She helped to establish a virtual Volunteer Resource Center with the help of Clark County Combined Health District and the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties.

D’Allessandris said at the time that a centralized location for managing, identifying, registering and tracking those interested in volunteering needed to be established during the coronavirus pandemic.

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