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Disaster Management Program Manager

Disaster Management Program Manager

Job ID: 107245

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time





Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.


Annual Pay Range: $98,716.74 - $133,268.14

Hourly Pay Range: $47.459972 - $64.071223

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 16 hours of vacation accrual per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrual per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
• Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position


• Are you passionate about helping others during a disaster?
• Do you want to take an instrumental role in keeping your community safe?
• Do you enjoy working with community members and residents?
• Are you experienced in grant writing, administration & management?
• Do you have exceptional skills in contract development & monitoring?
• Do you envision yourself working in a diverse county that is both rural and urban and taking on the planning challenges that go along with these environments?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Disaster Management Program Manager at the Clackamas County Office of Disaster Management. If selected for this position, you will participate in planning, organizing and directing the County's all-hazards preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery and terrorism prevention programs. In this role, you will have an opportunity to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Disaster Management Director. One of the most critical components of this position will be developing, applying for and securing various grants for the Office of Disaster Management. This will allow you to work closely with multiple community partners and assist various stakeholders with grant development to achieve mutually beneficial results of securing grant funding. Another key function of this position is working on a full cycle of contract administration, including development of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and monitoring of contracts once they are awarded. Additionally, this role will provide you with a unique opportunity to oversee the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and serve in EOC Command role with other department/agency leadership as well as coordinate activities and responsibilities with county departments, local cities and special districts, private agencies, volunteers, and regional, state, and federal governments.

Our ideal candidate is an operational, proactive and collaborative leader who has the ability to build strong internal and external working relationships. We are looking for an individual who is a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing, and has the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences. The successful candidate will be able to analyze complex problems, make decisions, recommend solutions and foster and maintain community and intergovernmental partnerships. They must also possess cultural awareness, lead with equity and guide the team to make this a core mission of the work.

Disaster Management uses a county-wide approach to minimize the impact of natural and human-caused incidents. We identify hazards, develop emergency and mitigation plans, coordinate response activities and train incident personnel to work in the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We work with cities and regional partners to promote emergency preparedness and improve incident response through planning and regional disaster exercises.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of five (5) years of disaster management related experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position
• Lead work experience that may include leading projects, programs or initiatives, or leading the work of others, such as providing daily work direction and/or scheduling, assigning work, checking completed work, and training
• Program or project planning experience
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the primary role of writing, developing and managing grants
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in contract administration that may include development of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and monitoring of contracts
• Must be available for 24-hour on-call response either on or off scene, and in event of Emergency Operations Center activation. (Note: Positions within the Disaster Management Department are designated as "essential", which means employees MUST report to work or remain at work as scheduled or as otherwise specifically directed during inclement weather, disaster, or other natural or human-caused incidents.)
• Must be available for a routine on-call rotation during peace time (non-disaster time)
• Must be able to travel to meetings and attend trainings that may require overnight stays

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• At least eight (8) years of disaster management related experience
• At least two (2) years of experience in program or project planning management
• At least two (2) years of experience in the primary role of writing, developing and managing grants and/or contracts
• Grant budgeting experience
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management or a related field
• Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Professional Development Series; minimum courses include: IS-230.d (Fundamentals of Emergency Management); IS-235.c (Emergency Planning); IS-240.b (Leadership and Influence); IS-241.b (Decision Making and Problem Solving); IS-242.b (Effective Communication); IS-244.b (Developing and Managing Volunteers); IS-702 (NIMS Publication Information Systems)

Certification Requirements:
The following certifications are required at the time of hire:

• Certificates of completion for the current FEMA NIMS (National Incident Management System) courses as outlined on the FEMA Independent Study (IS) website. Please note: Proof of possession of certifications will be required during the first in-person interview.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
• Must pass an extensive criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Post-Employment Requirements:

• Must possess or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire, certificates of completion for the following courses as outlined on the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course website:

• ICS-300
• ICS-400

• Must possess or have the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire, successful completion of Professional Development Series (PDS) as required by FEMA
• Must possess or have the ability to obtain within two (2) years of hire, successful completion of Basic Applied Practices Series (BAPS) as required by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration related to intergovernmental relations, risk management and disaster preparedness; strategic planning and project management.

Working knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws and regulations related to disaster response, including terrorism incidents; Incident Command System (ICS) structure; Crisis Management software and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) automated systems; principles and practices of supervising and managing staff; principles and practices of grant preparation and administration, budgeting, purchasing and contract administration; microcomputer applications including work processing, spreadsheets and data bases; English grammar and composition; principles and techniques of public speaking.

Skill to: Develop, implement and monitor a comprehensive disaster management and homeland security program including the ability to adjust quickly to changes in conditions and hazards threatening the County; coordinate activities and responsibilities with representatives of County departments, cities and special districts, private agencies and regional, state and federal governments; identify and analyze hazards, risks, capabilities, populations at risk, etc.; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; coordinate and facilitate the work of volunteers; gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and make sound recommendations; encourage cooperative working relationships; interpret and apply applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations regarding disaster management and homeland security; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with officials of government agencies, other County employees, private agencies, the public, and the media; develop communication strategies to deliver information to local fire and law enforcement agencies, government officials, communication centers and others with an awareness of the varying levels of confidentiality assigned to said information.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either Monday through Friday (5/8) or Monday through Thursday (4/10 with Fridays off).

This position requires availability for 24-hour on-call response to perform incident management functions and related duties during a disaster. Incumbent will be required to participate in the routine on-call rotation during peace time (non-disaster time). Additionally, incumbent must be able to travel to meetings and attend trainings that may require overnight stays. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidates selected for these positions at the time an offer of employment is extended.

Please note: This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.


The mission of the Office of Disaster Management is to minimize the impact of disaster on communities throughout our County. The Office accomplishes this mission through all-hazard identification, mitigation, preparation, response and recovery programs.

The County Medical Examiner's Office is established within the Office of Disaster Management for the purpose of investigating and certifying the cause and manner of deaths requiring investigation as prescribed in ORS Chapter 146. The activities of this office are conducted in cooperation with the District Attorney's Office, County law enforcement agencies and private organizations, and are subject to the review and direction of the State Medical Examiner's Office. The Medical Examiner's Office supplements Disaster Management by providing planning for mass fatalities, participating in exercises to provide mass fatality coordination and input related to day to day operations of the Medical Examiner's Office.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay Roberts, Recruiter

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