PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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 direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the State Emergency Operations Center.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the 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; evaluates staff; prepares department budget including Federal Program funds, Nuclear Safety Emergency funds, Federal Disaster Relief funds; maintains contacts with individuals both 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; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of emergency management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to develop, implement and evaluate disaster, terrorist and nuclear policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable 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
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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective July 21, 2006. (Revised to update Agency name)