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Company: State of Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our -E-Verify Website .Requisition No: -802158 -Agency: Division of Emergency ManagementWorking Title: DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - 31001082Position Number: -31001082 -Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2023 -Deputy Executive Director
Office of the Executive Director
State of Florida Division of Emergency Management
This position is located in Tallahassee, FLOur Organization and Mission: -
The Florida Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power. The Division of Emergency Management (FDEM or Division) is the liaison between federal, state, local agencies. FDEM prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities, provides technical assistance to local governments as they prepare emergency plans and procedures, as well as conducts emergency operations trainings for state and local government agencies.The Division serves as the lead agency for the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), whose primary goal is the coordination of the state's efforts during disaster response and recovery. This coordination is conducted within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee. Additionally, the Division manages the State Watch Office; the 24-hours a day operation tasked with providing situational awareness to stakeholders statewide. After a disaster, FDEM conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor of the state of Florida on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds. It is against this backdrop that FDEM strives to demonstrate its mission of, "Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with our community stakeholders for a resilient Florida" along with our vision of, "Leading the Profession in building prepared and resilient communities". -The Work You Will Do:
This is a professional position that serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the Division of Emergency Management. This position is responsible for leading policy, administration, budget, and business operations for the Bureaus of Mitigation and Recovery. -Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
--- Confer and provide guidance to the Executive Director as it relates to appropriate actions to take during the recovery process of an emergency management response
--- Define and lead initiatives to achieve the Division's mission and operational goals
--- Implement and be responsible for delegations of authority as it relates to mitigation and recovery efforts
--- Provide oversight and direction to the Bureaus of Mitigation and Recovery's grants management, financial, and budget activities to maximize resources and increase efficiencies
--- Assure that services are provided in an efficient manner while achieving expected outcomes and maintaining compliance with federal and state laws and rules
--- Manage the State of Florida's Mitigation Plan to prevent recurring damages used by local governments
--- Serve as the Division's State Coordinating Officer and represents the Governor of the State of Florida when needed
--- Provide policy input, implementation, and adherence to the Division and Bureaus of Mitigation and Recovery to allow FDEM to achieve its goals and mission
--- Direct special coordination initiative with local jurisdictions through the regional coordination program
--- Ensure the state's emergency management program is coordinated with local government jurisdictions
--- Assure that technical assistance to local emergency management agencies is provided in the following forms: o Planning
o Contract workload
o Budgeting and reporting
o Training
o Program administration and development
o Disaster relief and hazard and vulnerability analysis
--- Responsible for the management and leadership of the Joint Field Office (JFO) during a declared emergency disaster, this includes, but is not limited to, the following: o Managing day to day operations and functions of the JFO
o Overseeing and managing a budget exceeding $2 billion in relation to the Bureau of Recovery -
o Attending meetings with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide up to date information on the Division/State's efforts in response to a declared emergency disaster
o Providing decisions made and actions to take to FEMA and staff in accordance with the direction of the -Executive Director and Governor for the State of Florida -
o Conducting damage assessments
o Providing pre and post disaster reporting
o Coordinating local, state, and federal resources as required--- Collaborate and coordinate state, local, non-profit, and federal funding along with other funding streams for recovery efforts
--- Communicate issues and solutions to mitigation and recovery assistance gaps and overlaps to leadership
--- Foster a healthy and productive work environment with supervision that includes, but is not limited to: o Preparing and completing performance evaluations
o Initiating employee relation actions
o Delegating and overseeing projects to their fruition
o Directing and planning workload
-How You Will Grow:
FDEM encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in offering you opportunities to gain support and encouragement as you to take on complex projects. To assist, you will have the ability to attend trainings and conferences with the National Emergency Management Association, the National Hurricane Conference, the Governor's Hurricane Conference, and Florida Emergency Preparedness Association, just to name a few. -
Where You Will Work:
This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida's capital city. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida's Big Bend offering its residents beautiful canopied roads, rollings hills, and oak trees combined with a small town feel with a modern pace of life. It's also the home of two major universities. With no state income tax in Florida and Tallahassee's close proximity to the coast and being centrally located to popular tourist destinations, this is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career.
-The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Employees of the State of Florida enjoy top tier benefits including comprehensive health coverage, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out of pocket contributions. In addition, employees enjoy the option of selecting between two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. -For a more complete list of benefits, please click https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
For the incumbent to be successful in this position, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential: ---- Strong leadership skills
--- Emergency and crisis management skills
--- Knowledge of emergency management from an all-hazards and Homeland Security perspective
--- Excellent interpersonal abilities
--- Expert knowledge of the legislative process
--- Expert knowledge of the budget process within the state personnel system
--- Ability to critically analyze complex information and data sets
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
--- Excellent customer service skills
--- Ability to quickly synthesize and apply technical information
--- Ability to build consensus among stakeholders with various priorities and initiativesQualifications:
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:
--- A bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Emergency Management, or related field (years of experience will substitute on a year for year basis)
--- Experience cultivating partnerships at the federal, state, and local level
--- Experience in the emergency and disaster management
--- Ability to sit for extended periods of time
--- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
--- Ability to drive and/or fly for long distances
--- Ability to be deployed for up to 28 days at a time
--- Valid Driver's LicenseSpecial Notes:
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.The Division of Emergency Management is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. The Division appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, FDEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.The Division of Emergency Management is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes. An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the FDEM Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 815-4177. FDEM requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. -Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position. -The State of Florida and the Division of Emergency Management participate in E-Verify. This federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee's position description. Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.For assistance, call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern time

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