In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for directing activities of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of State Emergency Operations Center.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security during disaster situations;
Coordinates, plans and manages state and federal programs involving preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery from emergencies and natural disasters;
Coordinates, plans and manages federal disaster relief effort during post-disaster recovery operations and pre-disaster planning;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares department budget including Federal Program funds, Nuclear Safety Emergency funds, Federal Disaster Relief funds;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities including state agencies and municipal officials;
Conducts statewide emergency management training for state and local personnel;
Plans and directs federally evaluated exercises and drills to assess the State's emergency response capabilities;
Reviews emergency response plans for state municipalities;
Prepares, executes and tests state radiological emergency response plan;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
emergency management principles and practices;
and ability to develop, implement and evaluate disaster, terrorist and nuclear policies and procedures;
principles and practices of public administration;
oral and written communication skills;
ability to interpret and administer pertinent laws.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in emergency planning and operational and resource management in a large governmental organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
A Master’s degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Emergency Management Director in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective April 6, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007