Emergency Program Manager

Eugene Water And Electric Board Eugene , OR 97401

Posted 4 weeks ago

This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will occur on Monday, March 16, 2020.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking an Emergency Program Manager to evaluate risk and conduct scenario analysis for the purpose of developing and implementing enterprise-wide utility "all-hazards" resiliency, emergency response and disaster recovery strategies.

The successful candidate will design and execute emergency preparedness and response plans and programs to fortify EWEB's ability to sustain necessary operations and to enable the continued delivery of vital services. This position also oversees, and coordinates with operations personnel in emergency response or disaster recovery activities to safeguard utility assets and to enable the safe conduct of operations and business services by utility personnel, and also represents EWEB and facilitates or directs its role in emergency response or disaster recovery activities coordinated by or with federal, regional, state or municipal entities.

The Emergency Program Manager is also responsible for:

  • Leading initial and continuous studies and assessments of operational continuity risks and business impact analyses to identify and prioritize the delivery of critical services against a variety of potential emergency response and disaster recovery scenarios.

  • Leading the design, development and execution of EWEB emergency preparedness, incident response and disaster recovery plans and efforts.

  • Providing expertise and support to divisional and sub-divisional groups in the development of operationally-specific tactical resiliency, emergency response or disaster recovery plans.

  • Monitoring, reporting and consulting with operations and senior leadership as emergency incidents evolve and develop.

  • Identifying resiliency, emergency response planning and disaster recovery best-practices and translating these to EWEB-specific requirements.

  • Creating performance measures and indicators to monitor and ensure utility business continuity, emergency management and overall readiness programming and efforts are performing as expected and meet requirements.

  • Developing and leveraging strategic partnerships with and actively engaging a broad network of emergency management peers and resources.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and direct experience in:

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Resource and Information Management

  • Emergency Management Planning

  • Disaster Response and Recovery

  • Risk mitigation principles and best-practices

  • Technical writing skills

  • Project & Program Management

  • Professional business communications, orally, and in formal and informal written correspondence

  • Microsoft Office computer applications and programs, work and asset management programs, and cloud-based data management systems

  • Ability to develop written procedures and standard operating guides for all aspects of Emergency Management for before, during, and after emergency operations

  • Conduct activities in an ethical, professional and efficient manner respecting the confidentiality of vital records and sensitive information

Requirements As A Qualification & Progression

Minimum Experience: Eight years progressively responsible experience in an enterprise-wide emergency preparedness and response, business continuity and/or risk management occupation; Experience must include at least one year of supervisory or direct program management experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in risk management, business continuity, emergency management, public administration, engineering, or a directly related field

Education, experience, training and certifications: FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS) and International Association of Emergency Managers (CEM) required. Preference for Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and Homeland Security Exercise Evaluator certified.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying.

Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight Exercised: Functional oversight on Utility Wide Emergency Programs and Business Continuity Plans, and other programs as assigned. Direct supervision of one or more direct-reports may be required.

Valid driver license: Yes

Post-offer background check required: Yes

Post-offer drug test required: Yes; designated as a safety-sensitive role

Hiring Range:

Emergency Preparedness & Response Program Manager, $88,179.72 - 117,573.03

Please Note: This posting includes supplemental questions. Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume' or application in your responses.


EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)

  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account

  • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans

  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay

  • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union

  • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate

Why this Job

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Tobacco, Smoke, and Vapor - Free Campus Policy

EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco while participating in EWEB functions, on EWEB property, or while performing right-of-way tasks.

Equal Employment Opportunity

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!

Other Requirements

Note: This Job Posting is intended to represent key areas of responsibility. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Nothing in this description restricts EWEB's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job descriptions may occasionally be updated, as necessary, to reflect evolving business needs.

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