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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Preparedness Division Director is responsible for the supervision of employees, project management, and budget management for the

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Staff Duty Officer – on call 24/7 to act as point of contact for natural and man-made emergency events.

Typical Functions:

Supervises and leads planning, training and exercise branches and organizes and manages preparedness division staff by assigning, reviewing, and evaluating a variety of professional and administrative duties and functions. Provides supervision for state emergency operations center activation up to 60 staff working 12-16 hour shifts. Directs the development and implementation of the state’s emergency operations plan, and provides assistance to all local jurisdictions with the local emergency operations plans, ensuring preparedness for all natural and man-made hazards that may impact the state and region. Analyzes and evaluates emergency programs, procedures, and policies to ensure objectives are met for all phases of emergency management. Manages agency’s state-wide emergency response training and exercise programs for emergency management jurisdictions including Hazardous Materials, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Exercise Design/Evaluations, and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. Monitors the available training courses through the Department of Homeland Security. Prepares, oversees, and coordinates full-scale state and multiple county exercises in a coordinated effort to reduce costs, evaluate mutual aid agreements, test interoperability, and determine compliance with applicable directives as required by the multiple grant programs administered by the agency. Develops methods for improvement, recommends solutions to problems, and forecasts long-range requirements for emergency planning, exercises and training to meet state and federal regulatory requirements. Directs division’s administration functions to include, professional and job related training, leave management, staff meetings, budget, strategic planning, and personnel interviews for employment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the Arkansas Emergency Operations Plan, County Emergency Operations Plans, and the training and exercise program of ADEM. Knowledge of program development and management techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to develop and revise operational objectives, policies, and procedures. Ability to analyze data and prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, emergency management, or a related field; plus five years of experience in emergency management, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Within 6 months of appointment the following courses must be completed: Hazardous Materials Awareness, Level 1 Certification Terrorism Awareness IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management IS-700 National Incident Management System IS-800 National Response Plan IS-100/200 Incident Command System Within 24 months of appointment: IS-235 Emergency Planning Course IS-240 Leadership and Influence IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving IS-242 Effective Communications IS-244 Developing Volunteer Resources IS-139 Exercise Design Course Within 36 months of appointment, 5 of the following: IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management IS-8 Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow IS-11 Animals in Disaster – Community Planning IS-275 EOC’s Role in Community Preparedness Response and Recovery Activities IS-279 Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Buildings IS-288 Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response IS-393 Introduction to Mitigation IS-630 Introduction to the Public Assistance Process IS-631 Public Assistance Operations IS-632 Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

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