Director of Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3056

PAY GRADE: 2340

SALARY RANGE: $73,836 - $123,242

LOCATION OF WORK
Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of the Mayor-President, performs highly responsible administrative and technical work in directing and coordinating emergency planning and homeland security coordination activities in East Baton Rouge Parish. Work involves developing emergency plans for the City-Parish to be used during military or natural disasters, recruiting and training volunteers in emergency procedures and operations, and directing all emergency preparedness activities when disasters occur. The employee of this class serves as coordinator of all departments of government for the protection of lives and property during emergencies. Supervision is exercised over a moderate sized staff of professional, technical and clerical personnel. Work is performed with considerable independence of action and is reviewed for end results. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Directs and participates in the development and maintenance of detailed plans for the complete and efficient use of manpower and material resources available to the City-Parish in case of military or natural disasters. Directs and participates in developing procedures for the implementation of emergency plans; enlists and trains volunteers to help during emergencies. Arranges and enters into contracts with property owners for facilities in case of emergencies. Maintains continuous liaison with various agencies and organizations about emergency preparedness operations. Keeps abreast of current developments in emergency preparedness operations and activities. Talks to various groups on emergency preparedness activities and plans. Prepares activity reports; develops annual budget requests. Coordinates the activities of all agencies during an emergency from the Mayor's Office of Emergency Preparedness.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the objectives, principles and practices of emergency planning. Knowledge of the methods, practices and techniques of organization and management. Knowledge of federal, state and local emergency preparedness laws and regulations. Knowledge of community resources and facilities, available for use in case of military or natural disasters and of operations of local, state and federal law enforcement and related governmental agencies. Knowledge of all agencies of government for in time of emergency and/or disaster, the Director will serve as the coordinator of all departments of government for the protection of lives and property regardless of whether the emergency situation is natural or manmade disaster. Knowledge of English used to prepare brief narrative reports and to communicate effectively with others. Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics used in research connected with emergency preparedness activities. Ability to supervise the work of a moderate sized professional, technical and clerical staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative officials, other employees and the public. Ability to manage and organize multiple work assignments and projects. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and at least seven years related experience, including four years management experience in emergency planning work.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.