Job Details


Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/18/2020

>Are you passionate about helping others during a disaster?
> Do you want to take an instrumental role in keeping your community safe?
> Do you enjoy working with community members and residents?
> Are you experienced in grant administration & management?
> Do you have exceptional skills in contract development & monitoring?
> Do you envision yourself working in a diverse county that is both rural and urban and taking on the planning challenges that go along with these environments?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Disaster Operations Program Manager (Classified as Disaster Management Program Manager) at the Clackamas County Department of Disaster Management. If selected for this position, you will participate in planning, organizing and directing the County’s all-hazards preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery and terrorism prevention programs. In this role, you will have an opportunity to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Disaster Management Director. One of the most critical components of this position will be developing, applying for and securing various grants for the Disaster Management Department. This will allow you to work closely with multiple community partners and assist various stakeholders with grant development to achieve mutually beneficial results of securing grant funding. Another key function of this position is working on a full cycle of contract administration, including development of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and monitoring of contracts once they are awarded. Additionally, this role will provide you with a unique opportunity to oversee the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and serve in EOC Command role with other department/agency leadership.
Disaster Management uses a countywide approach to minimize the impact of natural and human-caused incidents. We identify hazards, develop emergency and mitigation plans, coordinate response activities and train incident personnel to work in the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We work with cities and regional partners to promote emergency preparedness & improve incident response through planning & regional disaster exercises.
· Must possess certificate of completion for the following ICS/NIMS courses: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, IS-701.a, IS-702.a, IS-703.a, IS-704, IS-706, IS-800 (Please Note: Proof of possession of certificates will be required during the first in-person interview.)
· Lead work experience that may include leading projects, programs or initiatives, or leading the work of others, such as providing daily work direction and/or scheduling, assigning work, checking completed work, and training
· Program or project planning experience
· At least one (1) year of experience in the primary role of developing and managing grants
· At least one (1) year of experience in contract administration that may include development of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and monitoring of contracts
· Strong writing skills related to grant and/or contract development work as well as general written communication skills
· Strong verbal communication skills, including ability to clearly convey policy-related information to individuals with various levels of knowledge or understanding of the subject
· Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following:
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally
o Ability to build rapport and engage community partners and stakeholders
o Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally and to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations
o Ability to work well independently, as well as having a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
o Be detail-oriented, respectful of the needs and interests of others, assertive, accessible and approachable, and self-directed (able to work without close supervision)
o Exercising tact, good judgment and diplomacy, especially while working with people who are in difficult circumstances
o Strong independent decision-making, analytical and problem solving skills
o Possess cultural awareness and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals
o Strong active/reflective listening skills
· Must be available for 24-hour on-call response either on or off scene, and in event of Emergency Operations Center activation. (Note: Positions within the Disaster Management Department are designated as "essential", which means employees MUST report to work or remain at work as scheduled or as otherwise specifically directed during inclement weather, disaster, or other natural or human-caused incidents.)
· Must be available for a routine on-call rotation during peace time (non-disaster time)
· Must be able to travel to meetings and attend trainings that may require overnight stays
· Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
· Must pass a criminal history check which will include national or state fingerprint records check
· Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, & possess & maintain an acceptable driving record throughout course of employment.
· At least one (1) year of experience working in disaster management
· At least two (2) years of experience in program or project planning management
· At least two (2) years of experience in the primary role of developing and managing grants and/or contracts
· Grant budgeting experience
· Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management or a related field
· Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Professional Development Series; minimum courses include IS-230.d (Fundamentals of Emergency Management); IS-235.c (Emergency Planning); IS-240.b (Leadership and Influence); IS-241.b (Decision Making and Problem Solving); IS-242.b (Effective Communication); IS-244.b (Developing and Managing Volunteers)
· Must possess or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire, certificate of completion for the following ICS/NIMS courses: IS-300, IS-400
· Must possess or have the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire, successful completion of Professional Development Series (PDS) as required by FEMA
· Must possess or have the ability to obtain within two (2) years of hire, successful completion of Basic Applied Practical Series (BAPS) as required by FEMA

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
This is a full time (40 hours/week) County non-represented position.
Competitive compensation package:
Annual Salary Range: $86,549 - $116,841
Hourly Pay Rate: $41.61 - $56.17
Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are as follows:
Generous paid time off package, including:
· 4.8 weeks of vacation per year
· 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
· 8 hours per month sick leave accrual
Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution
· A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
· A Choice of Dental Plans
· Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
· Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
· A variety of optional benefits
· Longevity pay
Work Schedule
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either Monday through Friday (5/8) or Monday through Thursday (4/10 with Fridays off). This position requires availability for 24-hour on-call response to perform incident management functions and related duties during a disaster. Incumbent will be required to participate in the routine on-call rotation during peacetime (non-disaster time). Additionally, incumbent must be able to travel to meetings and attend trainings that may require overnight stays. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidates selected for these positions at the time an offer of employment is extended.

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