Emergency Preparedness Manager

City of Fresno

Emergency Preparedness Manager
Office of Emergency Preparedness

City of Fresno, California

Annual Salary: $102,696 - $158,172 DOE/DOQ

The City of Fresno is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Manager (Official Title: Deputy City Manager) to oversee the newly created Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) within the City Manager’s Office. This leader will work to improve and cultivate the City’s emergency preparedness programs and emergency operational plans and develop staff. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in emergency management and public outreach and possess strong public speaking skills. They will ensure the public and City staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to mitigate current and potential emergencies. This leader will be fiscally minded, having a strong familiarity of FEMA as well as grants.  The Emergency Preparedness Manager, with the support of assigned staff, will be responsible for identifying all available funding sources as well as applying for, managing, implementing, and ensuring compliance. An open-minded team player will do well in this role, as it requires a great deal of communication and collaboration both with internal City staff and external stakeholders. The Manager will manage emergency preparedness on a Citywide level and understand the importance proactive approaches to potential threats. 

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/2ba7b327-f73a-422c-92d6-ead54ac84f97

The ideal candidate is a relationship builder who is eager to strengthen key partnerships and champion collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders. They will be a leader who values the ideas and opinions of others and is open to communication and feedback from other internal and external stakeholders. They will see challenges as opportunities for improvement, especially when reviewing emergency response strategies and policies. The successful candidate will be flexible and solutions-oriented, showing they are prepared for sudden challenges or situations that arise. They will be able to navigate politics and policies with ease and have strong conflict-resolution skills. The Manager will be a self-starter and visionary and put in the hard work and commitment to make this position their own. Someone who has experience helping an organization undergo significant change is highly desirable, as the Manager has the exciting opportunity to lead a re-envisioned Division.

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