PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, this class is accountable for managing various programs and projects which support the purpose and mission of this department.
Receives administrative direction from the Emergency Management Director or an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff of the Special Projects unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of various agency functional units as it relates to programs or projects including training and exercises, emergency management and homeland security regional offices and division operations; coordinates, plans and manages activities related to programs and projects, formulates program and project goals and objectives; assists and coordinates activities associated with the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council, assists and coordinates operations including emergencies and/or activations of the State Emergency Operations Center; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; may evaluate staff; prepares or assists in preparing unit programs or project budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the unit who might impact program or project activities; prepares reports and maintains required documents; makes presentations before various groups regarding emergency management; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of methods and techniques of project planning and management; knowledge of emergency management methods and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years professional experience in emergency management, including planning, training and operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) 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 equaling 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 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. On-Call status is required.
3. Incumbents in this class must obtain a Department of Homeland Security Secret Security clearance.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
5 Emergency management drills and actual emergencies may require work outside of normal hours.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and/or the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before candidate is certified for appointment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Project Manager in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective March 18, 2005. (Revised to change title, re-evaluate, and modify content)