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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Chief, Planning and Preparedness

Description

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Chief, Planning and Preparedness. This unclassified position will report to the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

The Chief, Planning and Preparedness is a highly responsible, supervisory level position which provides strategic, operational and tactical direction to the city and regional homeland security enterprise. The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Directing daily operations of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, with particular emphasis on the Planning & Preparedness Division (PPD) program areas:
    o Planning and Strategic Programs (including Hazard Mitigation)
    o Training, Exercises and Evaluation
    o Community Engagement/NOLA Ready
    o Finance and Administration
  • Directing the research, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of citywide and regional crisis and consequence management framework
  • Performing the roles and responsibilities of a wide range of positions under the Incident Command System (ICS) during events and incidents
    o NOTE: this position is considered emergency essential and performs rotational on-duty functions in addition to 24/7 on-call functions during special events and incidents
  • Representing the City and Office on several local, state and national-level boards and commissions
  • Advising the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and City executive staff on activities related to the homeland security enterprise

Skills & Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of domestic, national and international homeland security and emergency management frameworks, strategies and best practices
  • Ability to independently develop, and supervise, strategic, operational, tactical and comprehensive frameworks and plans
  • Knowledge of federal, private and non-profit funding and grant processes
  • Knowledge and ability to manage emergency operations, including intimate knowledge of the ICS and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective whole community relationships 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in relevant field of study; AND
  • Eight years or more proven experience (including supervisory) in all-hazards homeland security and emergency management operations and planning; OR
  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university in a relevant field of study; AND
  • Six years or more proven experience (including supervisory) in all-hazards homeland security and emergency management operations and planning

How to apply 

Applicants should e-mail their CV and a cover letter to almiller@nola.gov

As the coordinating public safety agency for the City of New Orleans, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) is responsible for administering the City's crisis and consequence management program. It coordinates the activities needed to protect the lives and property of its residents and visitors from crises - both natural and manmade - through "all-hazards" planning. Our initiatives build New Orleans' capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate major emergencies and disasters.

Entrance Salary

Salary Commensurate with Experience 

 
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Last updated: 12/8/2017 3:32:46 PM

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