PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in planning, monitoring, evaluating and implementing the States Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Radiological Emergency Response (RERP) plans, programs and procedures as required in Section 28-31 of the Connecticut General Statutes and other emergency preparedness guidelines.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Emergency Management Program Specialists and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains planning unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of planning policies and standards; develops and manages internal and external training programs; develops annual certification statement that assures that all federal requirements for planning, meetings and required projects are completed; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding planning unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; assists in the preparation and administration of all agency budgets and funding, including the DHS/FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grant and the Connecticut Nuclear Safety Emergency Preparedness Fund; prepares periodic reports; uses personal computers to develop and maintain databases; may review and analyze legislative proposals and regulations; may serve as assistant to the Incident Commander or as the senior Emergency Operations Center Operations Officer in simulated or actual events; may be required to conduct briefings; may be required to write grant proposals; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of current state and local Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP)/all-hazards plans and procedures, including homeland security plans; considerable knowledge of the principles of nuclear, biological, chemical and weather hazards; considerable knowledge of federal and state regulations applicable to emergency preparedness/management and associated programs; considerable knowledge of the incident command system; considerable knowledge of equipment and systems used in a nuclear, biological, chemical and weather emergencies; considerable knowledge of public information and media procedures; considerable knowledge of the national and state communications and alert systems; considerable knowledge of procedures and criteria to establish disaster preparedness programs; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability; ability to use EDP systems and software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in planning, program development or grants management including developing written long term plans broad in scope and having impact on a number of operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in planning at or above the level of Emergency Management Program Specialist.
Note: Planning is defined as collecting and analyzing technical data (social, environmental, economic, governmental), determining problems and concerns and developing long term plans accordingly. These are formal, written plans, i.e. statements of goals and objectives, recommended alternatives for action and policies and programs to achieve the goals and objectives. Generally, these plans will impact statewide activities or a large-scale corporation, which has branch or satellite facilities. Candidates must perform these types of duties the majority of time and the planning function must be the major thrust of the job.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in emergency preparedness/homeland security, planning, public administration, public information or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Emergency management drills and actual emergencies may require work outside of normal hours.
4. On-call status may be required.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and/or the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Emergency Management Program Supervisor in Salary Group AR 29 approved effective October 23, 2009. (2012 SCOPE Review)
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