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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Deputy Director is responsible for developing long range goals of the agency, supervising all division heads, and

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in and out-of-state overnight travel is required. Occasional twenty-four hour on-call duty is required.

Typical Functions:

Plans and directs the agency’s field operations by developing and recommending legislation and policy and procedures relating to disaster/emergency planning, mitigation, response and recovery. Approves hire recommendations, review performance evaluations, evaluates performance of immediate subordinates and review and approval of a variety of actions, policies and procedures recommended by subordinates. Directs activities of a medium-sized professional staff through lower level subordinates. Coordinates and participates in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide network of emergency services by reviewing and analyzing operational and program status reports and evaluates the effectiveness of local civil preparedness programs. Coordinates emergency disaster activities at the disaster site or the Emergency Operations Center. Assesses damages related to disasters. Reviews annual federal program regulations for the preparation of agency funding requests and monitors program compliance. Attends regularly scheduled meetings representing agency. Provides information and/or assistance in resolving problems regarding emergency management. A representative of emergency management to other agencies, public officials, press and private industry. Serves as Service Duty Officer (SDO) to the agency twenty four hours a day, seven days per week. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel and fiscal management. Knowledge of the local, state, and federal emergency preparedness programs. Knowledge of federal funding sources, mechanisms, and regulations. Knowledge of program planning and evaluation. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and direct the work of others. Ability to coordinate emergency services activities with local, state, federal, and private sector personnel. Ability to develop, analyze, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, general business, or a related field; plus five years of experience in emergency planning, law enforcement, emergency management, or a related field; including three years in a management or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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