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Director of Emergency Preparedness – North Central Texas Council of Governments

The position is responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Representing the NCTCOG in various capacities by preparing and presenting briefings, reports, evaluations and presentations to/for the NCTCOG Executive Board, Emergency Preparedness Planning Council, elected officials, Commissioners Courts, City Councils, First Responders, and various other regional stakeholders in relevant agencies; traveling to agencies; attending conferences; performing committee work; identifying Emergency Preparedness needs; coordinating programs and training activities for and with other agencies and training providers; serving on various local and state advisory committees to assist in developing state-wide strategies and goals; providing staff assistance; preparing committee reports and meeting materials and providing required research and analysis related to committee activities.
  • Overseeing grant and contract management such as the preparation and submittal of grant funding requests; developing and administering grant projects and budgets; developing program goals and objectives; forecasting revenues and expenditures; monitoring grant budgets; ensuring goals and objectives are met; administering contractual agreements with service providers and vendors and ensuring that contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Attending state and local meetings; taking leadership roles and making decisions in statewide work group or committees or associations, as required or requested by the Executive Director. Interact and liaise with various agency representatives to encourage support for programs; participating in management team planning sessions to establish or further agency and departmental programs.
  • Providing internal and external customer service by monitoring and evaluating the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of Emergency Preparedness programs, service delivery methods and procedures; working with staff, regional stakeholders and other NCTCOG Directors on continuous improvement of services; responding effectively to public inquiries; providing information within the area of assignment and resolving complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Overseeing professional and support staff by recommending staffing plans; conducting interviews and making recommendations regarding new hires, promotion decisions; planning and conducting performance appraisals; recommending salary increases; providing training; assigning work and project activities to staff and reviewing work for approval and feedback; handling personnel issues and conflicts; developing mentoring, coaching and staff development plans and approving work schedules.
Required Experience

Master’s degree and 9 years related work experience.

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