Under direction of the Risk Manager, develops,
updates and maintains the District’s Emergency Operations Plan, Business Continuity
Plan and supporting plans, including emergency preparedness training and
exercises, communication of programs to operating units, and departmental accounting.
Essential Job Functions
functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a
classification. They are not intended
to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the
class. Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and
not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed,
or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.
that the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP),
Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and related documents are maintained, updated, revised and distributed on a regular schedule,
with stakeholder input.
and conducts ongoing emergency management training for Business Continuity Personnel
and others; monitors and adapts training efforts and schedules as needed to better
assure staff preparedness.
compliance with FEMA training for Business Continuity Personnel.
and coordinates periodic exercises of the EOP and BCP, through a multi-year training and
exercise plan and calendar; partners with regional partner agencies on
training and exercise efforts to sustain readiness and resilience.
in providing after action reviews and reports for emergencies that utilized
an activated IMT and provides improvement planning tracking measures.
local and regional partnerships, as appropriate, to support the District’s emergency
management efforts; submits resource requests to the Cook County Department of
Emergency Management and Regional Security (CC EMRS), the Chicago Office of
Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and Illinois Water/Wastewater
Agency Response Network (ILWARN).
and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, briefings, documents, and
other written materials relating to the District’s emergency management
program for presentation to management, the Board of Directors, and
stakeholders in other organizations and agencies.
updates and trains others on the District’s emergency management software.
Assists in the preparation of the
annual risk and management section budget, including
the identification of federal funding opportunities such as training.
Assists in the development of strategic
risk management business plans; identifies and analyzes potential impact
of exposures to loss; researches, evaluates and makes recommendations
regarding emergency management, risk management, safety, loss control
and claims management.
Assigns, supervises and
reviews work; ensures staff compliance with District policies and
procedures including Personnel Rules and Administrative Procedures;
completes performance reviews; addresses employee complaints and
grievances; may recommend employment actions such as hiring, transfer,
suspension, promotion or discharge.
Other Job Functions
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work involves a combination of office work and
work in the field. Office work is
performed in a typical office environment and requires the use of standard
office equipment including computers.
Field work is performed in a wastewater treatment plant environment and
may include exposure to a variety of operating mechanical equipment, loud noise and/or noxious
work requires the operation of a motor vehicle.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the concepts and practices of emergency
management and risk management. Certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or equivalent is
Understands and has experience with Incident Command Structure and/or
Incident Management Teams.
Ability to coordinate and manage project teams and provide project
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to collect, monitor and record pertinent data and produce
Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate analysts and
Ability to utilize a personal computer and
maintains a working knowledge of applicable software programs.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from a four-year
accredited college or university majoring in emergency management, risk
management, finance, accounting, business administration, public
administration or a related field and four years of experience in emergency response
planning, emergency response exercises, or related activities.
Additional emergency management and risk management experience may be
substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Graduate study in emergency management, risk
management or a closely related field may be substituted for the technical
experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.