Program Manager for Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness & Continuity #695
This is professional work with responsibility for emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and security. Work includes developing, coordinating, maintaining and monitoring policies, guidelines and procedures in such areas as emergency preparedness, response and recovery, and security. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(This list is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
● Implements policies and procedures; manages and maintains projects, plans and programs.
● Identifies problems impacting the Senate community’s ability to evacuate, shelter in place, decontaminate, and execute other emergency responses; develops and implements solutions; reports to management the status of corrective actions.
● Identifies and validates emergency preparedness, life-safety systems, equipment and supplies for the Senate community; conducts a needs assessment for emergency preparedness, life safety systems, equipment and supplies; implements the allocation, deployment, maintenance and inventory of emergency equipment to Senate offices and public areas.
● Coordinates the development and ensures proper implementation of action plans and short- and long- term security projects.
● Develops and delivers training; ensures that Senate staff is properly trained to perform all emergency functions.
● Assists in the development of security needs for the Capitol, Senate office buildings, and grounds in the Washington, D.C. area; implements security plans for contingency relocation of the Senate Chamber, both on-site and off-site.
● Provides advice and technical assistance to Senate Offices and Committees on issues of physical security and personal protection.
● Advises Member offices in the planning, implementation and maintenance of major state-level security, emergency preparedness, and continuity of operations projects; negotiates with Senate staff, commercial and federal landlords, and general contractors in the selection, installation, and maintenance of security measures in state offices.
The statements contained herein reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this class, knowledge and skill typically required and the physical demands and working conditions, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
● Assists in planning, directing and executing projects; assists in the development of the annual program plan and SAA strategic plan.
● Represents the Sergeant at Arms (SAA) organization in meetings with the Capitol Police, Secretary of the Senate, and other working groups.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with no exceptional physical demands.
Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, or a related field, and three to five years of experience in disaster relief response planning, emergency management/preparedness planning, law enforcement, security operations or program management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
● Knowledge of principles, methods and practices of emergency management, security management, project management, including project budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
● Knowledge of vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and security assessment in the Legislative Branch.
● Knowledge of life safety practices, including fire and safety, emergency action planning, evacuation, relocation and shelter-in-place.
● Knowledge of emergency equipment to include breathing devices (e.g., escape hoods), communication devices, and emergency supplies.
● Knowledge of OSHA guidelines.
● Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies.
● Ability to communicate effectively.
● Ability to conduct research and prepare clear and concise analyses, plans, procedures and reports.
The statements contained herein reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this class, knowledge and skill typically required and the physical demands and working conditions, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a top-secret U.S. Government security clearance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order for the SAA to submit your application for a security clearance.
This position requires the incumbent to be available at all times for sudden recall in response to emergency events affecting the Senate campus/community, and to potentially deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations.