IDHS Emergency Management - Planning Director

IDHS Emergency Management - Planning Director

01 Apr 2024
Indiana, Indianapolis, 46201 Indianapolis USA

IDHS Emergency Management - Planning Director

IDHS Emergency Management - Planning Director Date Posted: Apr 1, 2024 Requisition ID: 441125 Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204 Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role. Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below. About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS): The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads Indiana's emergency planning and operations, first responder training, and fire and building safety. The agency hosts state-level training exercises each year and certifies thousands of first responders. IDHS also supports the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which leads response and coordination efforts for large-magnitude incidents. IDHS is also designated as the State Administrative Agency for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants within Indiana. These funds provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, non-profit organizations, individuals, and families to reduce the actual or potential risk of loss of life or property across Indiana. Salary Statement: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $59,800.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience. Role Overview: The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Planning Director oversees and advises on key strategies, initiatives, and recommendations regarding over 70 statewide disaster and emergency management plans, programs, and projects which includes the State Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), supporting annexes, risk and vulnerability assessments and criticality, prioritization, and analysis of Critical Infrastructure sector assets. The position also oversees all statewide risk management programs including FEMA and US-DHS Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessments (HIRA/THIRA/SPR), the Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) and CISA’s 55 National Critical Functions (NCF). This position ensures that strategies and projects are aligned and in accordance with the short- and long-term mission of the agency. This position delivers professional research, thorough, relevant, accurate, feasible and innovative plans, reports, and projects that support planning and development across IDHS, state, local federal and private partner agencies. The position leads and supervises eight (8) Emergency Planners. The Planning Director operates within the IDHS Office of Emergency Management. The Planning Director reports to the IDHS Director of Emergency Management who reports to the IDHS Executive Director, who is an appointed member of the cabinet for the Governor of the State of Indiana. A Day in the Life: The essential functions of this role are as follows:

Establish and monitor program objectives, KPIs, and actions to achieve them.

Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, or to increase productivity.

Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals.

Recommend and implement corrective action plans to solve program problems.

Prepare reports for approval, including those for funding or implementation of services.

Direct or coordinate the financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency in the specified program.

Ensure program requirements meet federal and state policies and grants compliance.

Develop, train employees or agency consultants on program requirements and usage.

Coordinate and deliver communication plans and communications.

Serve on boards of directors and management committees.

Serve on management committees or other governing boards.

Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.

Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success: The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have either

a Master’s Degree with 3+ years of experience, or

a Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of experience, or

a Associate’s Degree with 7+ years of experience, or

at least 9+ years of experience applying the below, outlined knowledge, skills, and abilities in a similar role.

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

Specialized knowledge in program subject matter obtained through experience and/or education.

Extensive knowledge of provider agencies and their programs and services.

Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs.

Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications.

Ability to present to both internal and external customers, the public, government officials, and other stakeholders.

Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Ability to prepare monthly finance and accounting reports to maintain program budget and grants.

Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.

Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans

Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards

Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution

Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities

Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:

150 hours of paid new parent leave

Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave

Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off

12 paid holidays, 14 on election years

Education Reimbursement Program

Group life insurance

Referral Bonus program

Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Free Parking for most positions

Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [emailprotected].

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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