Recovery Section Manager

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Do you have previous Emergency Management experience? Do you have experience in Recovery? Would you like to use your previous skills and experience as a Section Manager with the Division of Emergency Management? This position might just be the change you are looking for.

Division of Emergency Management-

The Division of Emergency Management serves the local emergency management community, state government agencies and the residents of Utah through planning, training, preparedness, mitigation, recovery and response activities.

DEM also brings subject matter experts and multiple state agencies together at the State Emergency Operations Center to support and coordinate response and recovery as needed.?

Recovery Section Manager-
Principle duties

Represents the agency with federal, state, and local government units, in the media, or with private organizations.
Coordinates program activities, services, and/or program implementation with county officials, private providers, other governmental entities, program users, etc.
Develops alternatives to proposed changes in governmental or agency organization.
Develops, directs, and/or evaluates programs.
Monitors and evaluates operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; makes recommendations for improvement.
Delivers presentations, stand up training, or instruction to staff, management, clients, or the general public.
Designs and/or prepares training/instructional materials, teaching aids and devices.
Supervises staff, volunteers, interns, students, seasonal staff or clients/inmates/patients, etc. Includes: hiring, termination, training, scheduling, delegating, monitoring and reviewing work.
Lead and supervise staff; delegate work assignments, monitor/review quality of work, schedule staff, provide technical assistance or training, and/or provide input on performance appraisal, hiring and discipline.
Leads in development and maintenance of the Utah Disaster Recovery Framework, and assists with development of the State Hazard Mitigation and related Administrative Plans.
Ensure Recovery Grant programs – including State programs and FEMA FMAG, PA, and IA programs – are requested, awarded, and managed in a timely manner.
Coordinate with other state agencies on pass through grant programs, including FMAG, IA Community Programs, and related project awards.
Ensure communities understand the Public Assistance program and they are successful in meeting their deadlines. Ensure communities follow their statement of work and are in compliance with FEMA guidelines.
Act as a resource for agencies and political subdivisions. Coordinate with and assist agencies in processing recovery actions, such as preliminary damage assessments and local declaration processes.
Coordinates and drafts state and federal disaster declarations and program requests.
Monitors agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures and budget projection, etc.
Prepares and defends budget recommendations, requests, reports, proposals and/or projections.
Develops budgets including fund allocation, revenue collection, budget projection, expenditures, etc.

The Ideal Candidate

Will have experience in Recovery in regards to Emergency Management.
Should be organized and competent in managing multiple projects. Strong computer skills are required. Applicants should be highly efficient with Microsoft office, Google Suite Dropbox, with the ability to learn various software applications quickly.
Will have strong skills in writing, planning, and problem solving.
Will have experience in emergency management.
Will have experience in working with and motivating a team
Will have experience developing and coordinating state-wide program related to disaster or emergency planning.
Will have experience in representing the agency with federal, state, and local government units.
Will have experience developing, directing and/or evaluating programs.
Will have experience in implementing programs to staff and local officials.
Will have experience supervising staff or projects that needed leadership and direction.

All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description.
Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice.


Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information-
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.

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