Job Opening: Section Chief / Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is recruiting for a Section Chief / Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer.  Please share this outstanding leadership opportunity with your networks and partners.

General Description

The Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer (DSHMO) is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Hazard Mitigation Unit including statewide comprehensive hazard mitigation planning, grants management, and other related tasks. Primary duties include maintaining the Texas Hazard Mitigation Program, planning and coordinating post disaster mitigation activities between Federal, State, and local governments and non-governmental entities, providing technical assistance to local governments and partners in developing/updating hazard mitigation plans and projects, and assisting in the development of hazard mitigation training.

The DSHMO directly supervises a headquarters-based team that coordinates program-wide activities including coordination with a variety of agencies.  In addition, the DSHMO provides hazard mitigation specific direction to regional hazard mitigation grant and planning staff including strategic and programmatic oversight and staff training in collaboration with their assigned regional unit chiefs and assistant chiefs.

Key priority projects include effectively and efficiently managing available grant funds, coordinating the development and implementation of a FEMA Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan, participating in a variety of multi-agency collaborative projects, and increasing the sophistication of the hazard mitigation program in order to better reduce risk in Texas.

This position reports to the assigned division chief.

Minimum Qualifications

Education – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, business administration, planning, engineering, or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience – Ten (10) years’ work experience in metropolitan or state sector organizations, military organizations or large-scale industrial organizations, of which four (4) or more years must be progressively responsible experience in hazard mitigation programs including FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs.   Three (3) years or more of supervisory or program management experience.  Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Master’s degree

·       Experience as a deputy or state hazard mitigation officer as described in 44 CFR 206.433.

·       Certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFM), and/or other professional credentials directly related to hazard mitigation.

·       Six Sigma, LEAN Six Sigma, or equivalent training.

·       Experience in working with FEMA’s National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and FEMA GO.

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