Hazardous Material & Technology Manager - Dallas County - Homeland Security, TX

Title: Hazardous Material & Technology Manager
Type: Homeland Security
Date Posted: March 3, 2023
Organization: Dallas County - Homeland Security, TX
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Brief Description 

Serves as HSEM technology subject matter expert for critical Emergency Management tools, such as WebEOC, WebEx, Integrated Public Alert & Warning Systems (IPAWS), and State of Texas Assistance Requests. Manages and updates the HSEM and LEPC websites. Coordinates staff technology training. Manages, plans, and implements all aspects of geographical information systems (GIS) for HSEM and develops GIS applications and products during planning, response, and recovery operations for all hazards and emergencies, including hazardous materials. 

Detailed Description 

Writes, updates, and manages hazardous material site-specific plans and annexes for use by the Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and serves as Chair to the Dallas County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Ensures compliance and data maintenance of Tier II chemical reports and retains chemical records for 30 years as the federal statute requires. Plans, prioritizes, and coordinates the agenda and speakers for quarterly LEPC meetings to discuss and bring awareness of chemical emergency planning topics to the LEPC membership and the public. Assures compliance with state, Federal, and County policy and guidelines requirements for chemical reporting and planning. Coordinates with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office-Civil Division to respond and verify open records requests related to spills and hazardous materials. 20 Coordinates with the Dallas County IT and GIS Department staff to identify and resolve complex hardware/software integration and operating issues. Develops and coordinates technology training programs with departmental staff related to Emergency Management planning, response, and recovery operations. 20 Manages the department’s Hazardous Materials Program, as well as directing, supervising and coordinating the projects and tasks of assigned interns. 20 Serves as subject matter expert and technical consultant to Dallas County municipalities, public, partner agencies, and private sector facilities that manufacture, store and sell hazardous materials required to report under federal/state SARA Title III. Coordinates countywide with local fire department hazardous response teams to effectively plan for HAZMAT emergencies by providing technical information and leadership to maintain chemical planning, consistency, safety, and readiness. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geographic Information Systems, Emergency Management, Statistics, Computer Science, Cartography, Geography, Planning, Engineering or in a related field of study. Master’s degree in urban planning preferred.
  • Three (3) years of professional work-related experience.

Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and good driving record. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history. Standard office environment.

An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation.

Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

SALARY RANGE:  $65,280 -  $81,482 per year

Job Post Expiration Date April 7, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.