SENIOR DIRECTOR, SAFETY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Requisition ID 2021-77957
Position Category
Manager/Supervisor
Location
SAFETY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Location Address
445 W AMELIA ST
Posting End Date
7/30/2021 11:59 PM
Work Days and Hours
12 months, 8 hours per day

Compensation

Overview

To facilitate multiple programs and activities that foster safe and positive learning environments for all employees and students while safeguarding the resources and assets of Orange County Public Schools.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:



  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution preferably in emergency management, public safety, public administration, or a related field; Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred.

  2. Six (6) years of management experience overseeing multiple units.

  3. Experience coordinating incident preparedness and response activities with local, state, and federal agencies preferred.

  4. The incumbent is considered to be “critical personnel” during an emergency and can be subject to being held over or called back to a district location at all times.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of organization and management theory and practice. Knowledge and commitment to standardized decision-making and accountability for results. Knowledge of school finance, budget development and implementation, and multiple support services delivery systems. Knowledge and understanding of the distinction between line and staff positions and functions as it relates to district support programs and services. Ability to implement best practices in project management and quality control. Ability to work and communicate effectively with people to focus resources consistent with district goals. Ability to facilitate best practices regarding the implementation of safety, emergency management, and business continuity operations and administration. Familiarity with physical fire, health and safety equipment and procedures to include fire alarm systems, and health code related physical requirements and management practices. Knowledge of developing and implementing training curriculums and procedural development for emergency management. Skilled in budget preparation and accounting practices. Detailed knowledge of emergency preparedness, fire and life safety, and disaster or crisis response techniques. Knowledge and working use of safety and emergency management related software systems and data for making tactical decisions. Familiarity with relevant laws, codes and industry best practices pertaining to fire, health and safety, and emergency management

REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer

SUPERVISES: Director – Emergency Management and Business Continuity, Director – Safety, & Director – Fire Marshal

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:
Machines, tools, equipment, electronic devices, vehicles, etc., used in this position. Telephone, Computer, (Personal Computer and Mainframe), Automobile, Copier

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Describes physical conditions of this position.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
Physical activities of this position. Percent of a typical day involved in each applicable activity is noted.

Percentage
40 Sitting: Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs.
30 Standing: Assuming an upright position on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
10 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
5 Bending: Lowering the body forward from the waist.
5 Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
5 Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles exerting up to 10 pounds of force.
80 Finger Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
70 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
90 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly or quickly.
90 Hearing Acuity: The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
90 Visual Acuity: The power to see at a level which allows reading of numbers and text, operation of equipment, inspection of machines, etc.

Note: Will total more than 100 percent as several activities may be performed at one time.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Emergency management duties require the ability to respond to incidents after hours, and work extended hours, possibly under difficult and trying circumstances. Position may be required to periodically work evening and weekend hours to support department operations during natural disasters, critical events, emergent situations, extracurricular activities, special events, town hall meetings and other functions as required by district-wide activity.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
∗ Manifest a professional code of ethics and values.
∗ Respond to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.
∗ Model the routine, intentional and effective use of technology in daily work, including communications, organization and management tasks.
∗ Manage multiple operations and functions of the Safety and Emergency Management Department consistent with the district’s management philosophy.
∗ Provide assistance, technical expertise and support services to the learning communities and schools in the areas of safe and positive learning environments.
∗ Develop and communicate processes for complying with critical district, state and federal requirements and monitor those processes for compliance.
∗ Direct, supervise and evaluate department staff in terms of their performance responsibilities and productivity in achieving the district’s goals and operational priorities.
∗ Plan and direct a system of customer feedback and assessment of district safety and emergency management services to determine responsiveness to the overall commitment to providing safe and positive learning environments.
∗ Keep the Chief Operations Officer informed of departmental operations, strategic initiatives, and critical safety and emergency management status updates, issues and incidents.
∗ Maintains program and project quality controls, and administrative internal controls in all functions within the department.
∗ Maintain the department’s strategic and operational scorecard to monitor the level of performance in each of the safety and emergency management functions relative to attainment of the strategic plan and optimal operating functionality. Utilize performance measures to ascertain safety and emergency management actions needed in schools to prevent and reduce the occurrence of incidents.
∗ Monitor districtwide involvement in maintaining compliance in fire, health and safety program areas through the ACFI and HDIR processes, workplace safety, and OSHA compliance programs.
∗ Ensure the compliance of fire, life, safety and health code compliance in the building and renovating of new schools.
∗ Manage special event inspection program relative to fire, health and safety.
∗ Lead and coordinate internal and external partners to ensure students have the best safe walking routes to school through pedestrian and traffic safety programs.
∗ Develop and maintain programs and standards for fire and evacuation training and drills for schools and office locations.
∗ Coordinate and serve as the district's liaison to the community and external agencies such as the Orange County Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross in all matters relating to emergency preparedness and crisis response.
∗ Establish and maintain the District’s Continuity of Operations Plan and NIMS compliance, and conduct drills centrally and at schools to ensure the plan can be seamlessly implemented in a time of crisis.
∗ Utilize the Incident Command System during activated emergencies requiring coordination by Emergency Management, and ensure a timely system of communication escalation is in place.
∗ Establish and maintain an advance forecast reporting method to track and report emerging weather and its potential impacts, in a manner that is deemed best suited to comport with the OCPS environment and leadership’s need for information.
∗ Serve as the single central source of information regarding severe weather and coordinate the District’s actions resulting from weather related events.
∗ Establish and maintain a standard of communication to schools and offices with information regarding severe weather and other district-wide emergency events in a manner that provides timely, relevant information, guidance and actions.
∗ Lead the development and updates of the district’s safe school plans through governance teams of internal partners.
∗ Provide district-wide training programs to ensure knowledge development and practiced application of training standards to ensure staff capability to respond the emergency situations.
∗ May be required to serve as a Disaster Incident Management Team (DIMT) member during a disaster or emergency caused by severe weather, fires, power failures, pandemic, or event challenging our security.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to all HRMD guidelines and the district’s instructional initiatives.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
∗ Develop leadership in subordinates.
∗ Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attend training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
∗ Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate information and accountable for the quality of information maintained by those they supervise.
∗ Responsible for self-development and keeping up to date on current research, trends and best practices relevant to the area of responsibility.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

* Essential Performance Responsibilities

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Non-bargaining unit compensation plan, twelve months, 8.0 hours per day.

EVALUATION:
Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

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