An executive staff position that reports directly to the National Director and CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN), designing, directing and managing all SCN Operational activities, to include SCN field operations and operation center activities, planning and preparedness efforts as well as incident/issue identification, tracking, and response efforts.
This position will actively participate in the development of SCN policy and procedures, oversee emergency management operational policies, procedures and activities and will supervise the interaction and coordination of operational objectives with first responders, local, state and federal partners as well as partner organizations. The Deputy Director of Operations will hold a leadership role in assisting the National Director with long-range planning and response functions for SCN and will aid in the implementation of public awareness, preparedness and training programs as they relate to SCN Operational activities. This position has a 24/7 response component and may require a physical response to the scene of an incident.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides assistance to the National Director and Deputy Director of SCN designing, directing and managing all SCN Operational activities, to include SCN field operations and operation center activities, planning and preparedness efforts as well as incident/issue identification, tracking, and response efforts.
Coordinates SCN operational assets, programs and personnel with operational response activities and administrative needs of SCN.
Assists in the coordination of Operations Center and field activities and functions during all Incident Response and Activation Periods for SCN
Provides assistance to the National Director and Deputy Director regarding budgetary issues and grant management activities as it relates to SCN Operational needs. Participates in the interviewing and hiring process of SCN staff.
Represents SCN on various regional, state, and federal committees related to confidential Homeland Security, Public Safety and Emergency Management matters.
Assists the National Director and Deputy Director with orders, purchases for operational equipment (Field and Operations Center personnel) needs and maintains required operational equipment in accordance with best practice.
Attends various information and planning meetings as it relates to SCN Operations.
Provides information and training to groups in relation to operational aspects of safety and security as well as emergency management subjects.
Assists the National Director and the Deputy Director in providing emergency response assistance to partner organizations.
Assists in the development of the annual operating budget and monitoring of quarterly expenses as it relates to the operational needs and requirements for SCN.
Coordinates the operational aspect of emergency notification and public alert services including providing emergency and disaster information.
Stays current regarding training standards, codes and statutes that affect SCN and the Jewish community.
Develops, recommends and promotes cooperation and assistance agreements (Mutual Aid) and memorandums of understanding (MOU) among various government and non-government organizations that may be utilized in times of an emergency or disaster.
Maintains confidential materials and information.
Participates in strategic and day-to-day management decisions as a member of the Senior Management Team.
Ensures all policies and procedures are up to date and understood by all staff.
Plays an active role in preparing internal and external audits; ensure recommendations related to operations are followed.
Assist in the implementation of necessary policies, systems and procedures for staff; Update/design procedures when necessary.
Oversee the Performance Management System implementation for relevant staff.
Oversee the recruitment, training, and capacity building of relevant staff.
Provide security orientation to all new staff and refresher orientation as needed.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, PLUS a minimum of ten (10) years experience in Emergency Management, Public Safety Administration, United States Armed Forces OR equivalent combination of professional work experience, training and education.
Preferred qualifications include Master’s Degree in Emergency Management or Public Safety and prior supervisory and managerial experience. Preference given to those with certificates of Completion of Standard NIMS course work; IS-700 & IS-800; Certificates of Completion of the MIMIS-ICS course work: ICS-100, 200, 300 &400.
Knowledge of incident and emergency management communication procedures and protocol.
Knowledge of FEMA/DHS National Interoperability requirements in relation to Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Knowledge of Emergency Operation Plans.
Skill in interpreting and applying directives.
Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential efforts and documents.
Ability to supervise the activities of both paid staff and volunteers.
Ability to work under extremely stressful situations and handle multiple tasks over an extended period of time.
Ability to ascertain compliance with federal and state emergency preparedness laws, rules and regulations and explain compliance requirements to county and local officials.
Ability to communicate in verbal, written or electronic formats in a concise and grammatically correct manner.
Ability to make independent and accurate decisions in difficult matters with tact and courtesy.
Skilled in utilizing professional judgment in dealing with entities from all sectors as well as other professionals in the field of law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of radio policies, protocols, and procedures.
Knowledge of operational planning, policies, protocols and procedures
Skilled in Microsoft Office and proficient computer skills in an Apple environment.
About Secure Community Network (SCN)
Secure Community Network is the official non-profit homeland security and safety organization for the American Jewish community.