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Join U.S News & World Report's #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering applicants 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.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security ("IDHS") works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana's citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS's goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:
People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.
Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.
Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.
Works with the requirements of the federal requirements under Superfund and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III Program), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and Indiana Codes 13-25-1 and 13-25-2 which provides for the management of Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), of which there are 92 in the State of Indiana (one per county).
Provides administrative and field support to the IERC and assist the LEPCs understand and meet the statutory requirements to be active and compliant.
A day in the life:
Serve as the point of contact and representative for administration of Indiana's requirements under the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA).
Manage and implement activities that promote and educate stakeholders about the establishment and functioning of the IERC and LEPCs.
Counsel LEPCs in understanding, meeting, and submitting their (7) seven annual reporting requirements. In conjunction with the SARA Program staff develop tailored training programs for LEPC meetings and conferences to educate and engage LEPCs across the state.
Manage LEPCs maintain compliance according to the IERC requirements and assists inactive LEPCs in becoming active and compliant.
Review and provide technical expertise and feedback of LEPC emergency response plans and proposed county plan annexes in accordance with Indiana statutes and LEPC funding requirements. Following the review, this position makes an educated, unilateral decision to either approve or deny a plan. If denied, it is expected that this position will offer constructive feedback and technical expertise to improve and resubmit.
Act as the sole evaluator of LEPC compliance and offer recommendations of funding eligibility to the IERC.
Support state and LEPC training and exercises and provide LEPC/IERC input as required.
Provide training for new LEPC members on federal and state compliance requirements and TIER II Manager web-based reporting.
Coordinate with SARA Program staff in implementation of new Tier II Manager Software enhancements and the associated training program for employees, first responders and facility reporters.
Make recommendations to supervisors on interpretations of applicable rules, regulations, as they relate to the Indiana SARA Program.
Work with IDHS grants management staff in the HMEP application and management of federal funds to support the IDHS Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Section.
Attend national, state, and local meetings, workshops, and training to maintain current knowledge of LEPC and IERC requirements, CAMEO, HSEEP exercise, research, planning, and response skills. Some in-state and out-of-state travel required.
Perform other related duties, as directed by supervisor and senior management.
What we're looking for:
Bachelor's degree or three (3) to five (5) years of practical experience in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Emergency Planning/Operation, public safety disciplines, state and local government, general business management, or related.
Knowledge and experience with first responder disciplines such as firefighting, law enforcement, EMS, emergency management, public health, transportation, public works and hazardous materials.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector's 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs.
New Parent Leave
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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