The City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (MOEM) seeks a strong, progressive leader for the position of Deputy Director (Non-civil service position). The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (MOEM) works to maintain the highest level of preparedness to protect Baltimore’s citizens, workers, visitors, and environment from the impact of natural and man-made disasters. MOEM prepares the City for emergencies, prepares the public for emergencies, and coordinates interagency response and recovery. To achieve this mission, MOEM implements a comprehensive program of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The incumbent will work in concert with the Homeland Security Planning Committee, and other emergency management agencies, organizations, and coalitions, to initiate projects, define project strategies, and ensure that homeland security and emergency management strategies are priorities and streamlined. S/he advises the Director on departmental programs, operations, activities, long-range goals, programs, responses to emergency situations and new or amended legislation.
The Deputy Director plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates, through subordinate managers, the various operating activities of a small City department. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to:
- City government preparedness
- Public preparedness
- Regional, interlocal emergency management collaboration
- Emergency operations
The Deputy Director coordinates the activities and programs of the department with other City, State, and Federal agencies.
S/he manages agency budget, including functions related to grant procurement, spending, and reporting.
The Deputy Director will report directly to the Director, and serve as the Acting Emergency Manager for the City of Baltimore in the absence of the Director.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a strong, progressive leader, strategic thinker and an effective communicator, both orally and in writing. The Director will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement solutions to enhance public safety in the City of Baltimore. S/he should have a comprehensive working knowledge of federal, state, and local homeland security and
emergency management policies, doctrine, frameworks and legislation; and possess ability to interact with the public and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders to achieve emergency management goals.
- Professional degree in public policy, homeland security, emergency management, public administration, public health, or related field
- Minimum of 5-10 years of progressive experience in program management, public policy development and management of grants, particularly federal grants
- Minimum 3-5 years working in local level emergency management
- Extensive knowledge of homeland security, emergency management, and preparedness policy and operations.
Compensation & Benefits
The City of Baltimore offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
To Be Considered
This position will remain open until close of business on April 24, 2013. Interested and qualified professionals should submit a cover letter and resume, which specifically addresses the applicant’s relevant education and experience for this position to Nicole Errett at Nicole.email@example.com.
The City of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer