DISASTER RECOVERY DIVISION MANAGER (FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS 11/06/23)
This position is responsible for Implementing the short term and long-term recovery phases consistent with the POST-DISASTER RECOVERY & REDEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK (PDRRF) as set forth in the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and supporting Disaster Recovery and Federal Grant Programs at the county government level. This is a technical expert/professional-level classification in the Emergency Management series; works under indirect supervision, confers with supervisor on unusual matters. Analyzes situations and generates detailed proposals, contracts, and reports to attain desired objectives while working within established policies and guidelines, to include County Administrative Code, applicable local, state, and federal codes, ordinances, regulations, and laws. These policies and guidelines may require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. Methods require critical thinking, initiative, and resourcefulness. The work consists of varied project management duties. The variety of projects to coordinate and stakeholders involved contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of the position is to manage the most specialized Land Management projects. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of County operations.
Examples of Duties
- Oversees the Recovery Management Team based on the responsibility and authority provided by the County Manager to coordinate across the multiple public, private, and charitable stakeholder organizations necessary to establish functional Groups to ensure recovery planning includes the whole community and that redevelopment operations are carried out efficiently.
- Oversees the development of targets in building recovery capabilities related to: Planning, Public Information and Warning, Operational Coordination, Economic Recovery, Health and Social Services, Housing, Infrastructure Systems, Natural and Cultural Resources
- Oversees the recovery process as a sequence of interdependent and often concurrent activities that progressively advance a community toward a successful recovery, including Preparedness (ongoing, before the disaster), Short-term recovery (days), Intermediate recovery (weeks to months), and Long-term recovery (months to years)
- Develops and implements both pre-disaster and post-disaster recovery planning for communities to develop resilience and for successful and timely recovery. Pre-disaster recovery planning shall involve an articulated process for how to organize and manage recovery, establish relationships among stakeholders, and develop methods for prioritizing recovery decisions and land-use considerations. Elements of a pre-disaster recovery planning and coordination system may include the following: Assessment, Communication and outreach, Stakeholders, Partnerships, Guiding principles and recovery priorities, Organizational framework, Concept of operations, Process for post-disaster recovery planning, Exercise, Planning considerations.
- Prioritizes work assignments to meet programmatic objectives and deadlines.
- Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data to inform and guide process improvements.
- Ensures compliance with applicable legislation, statutes, ordinances, executive orders, and other policies.
- Performs technical evaluations and routine administrative updates to programmatic documents, procedures, and databases as needed.
- Maintains courteous and effective relationships among stakeholders, to include other county employees; local, state and federal appointed or elected officials; contractors/vendors; and members of the general public.
- Provides services, gives or exchanges information, defends or negotiates matters, and resolves issues in an efficient and timely manner.
- Performs difficult and responsible assignments in connection with preparation and management of disasters.
- Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, subordinates, co-workers, other County personnel, Board of Commissioners, news media, consultants, various other Government Agencies, vendors, customers and the general public.
- Reviews reports and records submitted for County Manager approval; makes corrections as necessary.
- Monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area(s) to ensure sound fiscal control; assists in the preparation of annual budget requests.
- Conducts research, analyzes data and drafts policy and procedure documents to address identified needs and issues; drafts communications materials required for implementation.
- Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs preparation and presents administrative reports and special projects as assigned, including presentations and speeches.
- Assists with and/or coordinates specific Department programs and activities as assigned.
- Prepares, processes and submits various documents, including spreadsheets, flow charts, diagrams, statistical analyses, budget documents, meeting agendas, contracts, policies/procedures, various other reports, memos, correspondence, etc.
- Performs general office work as required, including but not limited to typing reports and correspondence, entering computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
- Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone, etc.
- Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
- May drive a County vehicle.
- Performs other duties as may be assigned.
(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job, management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of positions. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent, Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred, supplemented by a minimum of four (4) years of successful work experience in a related, progressively responsible role, sufficient to understand complex principles relevant to the Essential Functions of the position. Completion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Management Professional Series required within 30 days of hire. Requires a valid State Driver's License.
- Knowledge of the methods, policies and procedures of the Department and County pertaining to the performance of duties of the Disaster Recovery Projects Division Manager.
- Knowledge of the organization of the County and of related departments and agencies.
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
- Knowledge of project management methods, techniques, and best practices.
- Knowledge and skill in public contract negotiation, contract/grant management principles, procedures, and best practices.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; must be able to comprehend, speak, and write in the English language.
- Ability to effectively apply critical thinking, initiative, and resourcefulness in carrying out the essential job functions.
- Skill in interpreting data, extrapolating information, and reaching conclusions.
- Skill in personnel management.
- Ability to operate a computer, to include standard Microsoft Office applications and job-related software programs.
- Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and precise administrative reports.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and in stressful situations.
- Ability to understand and adapt to sudden procedural changes.
- Knowledge of the methods, policies and procedures of emergency operations.
- Knowledge in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information.
- Knowledge in interpersonal and administrative skills.
- Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
- Knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar and spelling.
- Ability to use a computer for word and data processing; is able to type accurately at a rate sufficient for the successful performance of assigned duties.
- Knowledge to operate and maintain a variety of office equipment as necessary in the performance of daily activities.
- Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
- Ability to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality as required.
- Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
- Ability to use independent judgment in performing routine and non-routine tasks.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
- Ability to perform duties in a courteous manner and with the utmost integrity in the best interest of the public.
- Ability to offer assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.
- Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
- Ability to work under stressful conditions as required.
- Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Essential Physical Skills:
- Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
- Climbing stairs and ladders
- Moving or climbing over obstacles
- Seeing up close and far away
- Depth perception
- Finger movement
- Repetitive motions
- Lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs.
- Pushing and pulling
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)
- Work is primarily performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.
- Work has some exposure to environmental changes (e.g., outdoor weather and/or field conditions, warehouses, garages, etc.), irate customers, extreme noises, odors, heights, and/or dust.
Health and Safety Risks: This position has some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment, communicable diseases, etc.) This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and may include completing and successfully passing medical evaluations or clearances.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.
An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.
- Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
- Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
- Florida Retirement System
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Life & AD&D
- Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
- 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
- Roth IRA
NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.
FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.
HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:
Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 180
5 years through the end of the 10th year 200
11 years through the end of the 15th year 220
16 years and over 240
For additional information please view Nassau County's Policies & Procedures .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous