PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for the strategic program planning of emergency management and homeland security servicing municipalities, private sector companies and other state agencies.
Works under the executive direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Directs the staff of the Strategic Planning Unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the strategic program planning unit; coordinates, plans and manages the unit's activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit's budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the unit who might impact on program activities; prepares written plans and grant applications for federal funds needed to support the execution of the plan; prioritizes and develops funding strategies; coordinates the disbursement of funds with the fiscal unit; provides training and technical support to the grant recipients; monitors compliance of strategic programs plans; 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; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning; considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of principles and practices of strategic planning; knowledge of grant administration; knowledge of emergency management methods and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret and evaluate research data; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience, in a large public agency, in planning including developing written short and long term plans having impact on multiple operations.
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 satelllite 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 - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead or 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 business administration, planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Strategic Planning Manager in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective April 25, 2005. (Revised to re-title and update Agency name)