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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 315982 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: OPERATIONS & MGMT CONSULTANT MGR - SES - 31001044

Position Number: 31001044 

Salary:  up to $66,475 based on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2021 

Division of Emergency Management:

The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters.  These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power.  The division prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities.

The division is the state's liaison with federal and local agencies on emergencies of all kinds.  Division staff members provide technical assistance to local governments as they prepare emergency plans and procedures.  They also conduct emergency operations training for state and local governmental agencies.

After a disaster, the division conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds. The division maintains a primary Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Tallahassee.  The EOC serves as the communications and command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities.  The division also operates the State Warning Point, a state emergency communications center staffed 24 hours each day.  The center maintains statewide communications with county emergency officials.


“Our  Mission"
Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.


The Work You Will Do:

This position serves as the programmatic lead and manager for the Infrastructure Section within the Bureau of Response at the Division and as the Infrastructure Branch Director during activations at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee, Florida and coordinating with state, and federal partner agencies.  The position will ensure continuity and effective closeout of infrastructure response operations; documents, in writing, all significant decisions and facts relative to Section and Branch activities; makes organizational adjustments based on the complexity of incidents and requests additional personnel, supplies, services, and equipment as needed; and provides technical assistance to State Emergency Response Team (SERT) partners and county emergency management organizations.  The position must be able to deploy for extended periods with little to no advance notice anywhere in Florida or the United States, work nontraditional hours including weekends and holidays, and perform other duties as required.  Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (e.g., weeks).

The position will promote professional development among subordinates by encouraging participation in appropriate training sessions, seminars, and exercises.  Additionally, this position will be required to conduct and facilitate meetings and workshops related to emergency management planning and response.

Ensures subordinates are briefed on information relevant to their assignments and discusses any special safety considerations or hazardous conditions.  Ensures that subordinates receive needed training and coaching and that subordinates are qualified to perform assigned positions.

Formally evaluates subordinate performance, communicates any deficiencies, and takes appropriate corrective action.  The supervisor provides operational and administrative direction with assignments in terms of broadly defined missions and objectives.


Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

“Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!”

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Salary up to $66,475 based on experience.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Direct oversight of the Shelter Survey Unit and the Emergency Fuels Unit and is tasked with improving the resiliency of critical infrastructure systems statewide in a manner consistent with the CEMP.
  • Develops and maintains the Infrastructure Section strategic plan, tasks, reports, work assignments, and resources to include the development of scopes of work for disaster-related repairs, reconstruction, and construction of infrastructure, and/or public facilities at the state level.
  • Provides technical assistance on engineering and construction related policies, procedures, and principles to stakeholders.
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate of Division’s statewide survey of public hurricane evacuation shelters, as directed by Florida Statutes Section 252.385 and the creation of the annual Shelter Retrofit Report and biennial Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan.
  • Ensure the continued advancement of Florida’s emergency fuel program housed within the Section. As the programmatic lead, the program will ensure the coordination of fuel response plans, contracts, partnerships and any tasks delegated by Florida Statutes.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to implement operational, emergency management. procedures.  Ability to coordinate multiple projects, tasking and/or priorities.  
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in the management of assigned personnel. 
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, develop, and direct people. 
  • Demonstrated skill in exercising good judgment in emergency / critical situations and ability to make decisions quickly.
  • Knowledge of State, Local and federal responsibilities during disasters. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours and travel on a frequent basis. 
  • Ability to operate a personal computer including word processing software.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, Emergency Management, or a related field; or, Associates Degree in Engineering and minimum two (2) years of field experience in degree specialty
  • 2+ years’ experience in the Emergency Management field
  • 4+ years’ experience in a supervisory/manager role
  • Knowledge and understanding of Emergency Management principles, methods, techniques and related statutes



In response to emergency events, The Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and to schedule your drug test.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS:  Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

“DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.”

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee