State of Colorado: Governor John Hickenlooper

Employment Opportunity - Training and Exercise Program Manager

                               Non-Classified    

                               EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY         

                               Governor's Office              

                               Homeland Security

 

Job Title:    Training and Exercise Program Manager                 

Position Number:    NONE                              

Job Location:     9195 East Mineral Avenue, Centennial, CO  80112

Salary:       Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Release Date:  September 23rd, 2008                              Apply By:  October 7th, 2008

Employment Type:   Full-Time

Class Code:      

     

Information About The Job:

  

Background:  Established July 1, 2008, the Governor¿s Office of Homeland Security provides leadership for the State¿s homeland security initiatives, coordinates homeland security efforts of state agencies and local governments, and administers federal Homeland Security grants.  The Office mission encompasses threats related to terrorist activities and natural disasters. 

 

Position:  This position oversees the Governor¿s Office Homeland Security Training and Exercise program that includes processing, approval, tracking, support and assistance with conducting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) training and exercises which range in scope from single agency to multi-jurisdictional.  This position supports the development of classes and use of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) methodology state wide, to include Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).  Specific responsibilities of this position include assisting state agencies, counties and local jurisdictions in designing, developing, conducting and evaluating exercises.  Administers the annual training and exercise planning workshop and serves as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for homeland security training and exercises for the state. 

 

Required education and experience:  At a minimum, successful candidates will hold a bachelor¿s degree from an accredited college or university with at least one to two years of experience in emergency management/training and exercise institutions and programs. The applicant must have a practical knowledge of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); Knowledge of current Federal policies and initiatives such as the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and the Incident Command Structure (ICS) and their relationship to exercise activities.

 

In addition, candidates applying:

· Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License;

· Must have no felony convictions or domestic violence history; and

· Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check and a drug screen as a condition of employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer background check.   

                                                                                 

 

Substitution:  Professional work experience teaching or instructing an adult education program; supervising or administering a training program; developing or reviewing training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results which provide the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted on a year-for year basis for the bachelor's degree.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience teaching or instructing an adult education program; supervising or administering a Training program; developing or reviewing training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.  The applicant must have a practical knowledge of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); knowledge of current Federal policies and initiatives such as the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and the Incident Command Structure (ICS) and their relationship to exercise activities; should have knowledge of FEMA regional, state and intrastate training and exercise initiatives.  The applicant must have computer skills to include Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.  A high level of organizational skills is a must.                                                                                  

 

How To Apply:

  

Send a cover letter and your resume to Pushita Loffreda, Assistant to the Director, Governor¿s Office of Homeland Security at 9195 East Mineral Avenue, Suite 200, Centennial, Colorado.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Pushita at (720) 852-6602 Fax: (720) 852-6750      

E-mail: pushita.loffreda@state.co.us    

 

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY.

THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.