The search for a new director of the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency has a deadline of Friday for applications. Mayor Bob Rial has appointed a special committee to review resumes and interview candidates before submitting a recommendation. Workforce Essentials is accepting applications through Friday at the Tennessee Career Center on Beasley Drive. The requirements for the position according to the job listing are four years of emergency management experience or two years of experience and an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. The listing says the position will be responsible for emergency management planning concepts, coordinating disaster response, managing a budget, supervising staff, making reports to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and establishing emergency management standards. In addition to basic computer skills, applicants should have a knowledge of laws and regulations related to emergency operations. The DCEMA became a separate budget in 2010 and has a budget of almost $83,000 for 2012-13. The position became open when Steve Manley was terminated in October after turning down a demotion and cut in pay for lack of supervision over staff when he also was director of the Dickson County Ambulance Service. EMS Director Donny Bear has been acting EMA director and will be a part of the search committee, along with Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jerone Holt, Dickson Fire Department Chief Richard Greer and Jim Jennings, a Franklin firefighter and former Dickson City Council member.