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Program Manager

Innovative Emergency Mgmt
00918, PR
  • Posted: 9 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Summary:

IEM is looking to bring on Full-Time Program Manager who will oversee long-term recovery operations on the island.

IEM is supporting LUMA Energy in the operations, maintenance, and modernization of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA’s) transmission and distribution system.

The Program Manager will work hand-in-hand with LUMA Senior Leadership, PREPA, federal, state, and local government agencies, and non-profit organizations to execute upgrades to Puerto Rico’s electrical grid through effective and efficient federal funding employment. The best candidate will possess knowledge of FEMA’s Public Assistance grant programs and will work closely with IEM’s State and Local Response and Recovery Team. The Senior DR Coordinator is expected to exercise independent judgement and must be able to clearly communicate with key stakeholders involved in planning and executing the project.

Primary Location:

  • Candidates can originate from anywhere in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Once hired you will deploy (travel) to Puerto Rico as needed
  • You will work remote from home when not deployed
  • All remote work environments require the ability to maintain minimum Internet speeds of 25 Mbps upload and 3 Mbps download, as well as a ping rate of 100 ms or less during working hours, regardless of the type and number of devices using your Internet connection. You must also have account privileges and access to your Internet service provider account during working hours for the purposes of maintaining the Internet connection, if needed.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position will require work to be conducted onsite and may require work on weekends or in excess of 40 hours per week. Travel and other expenses are reimbursable in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.
  • All interested candidates must be willing to work on site for the duration of each disaster assignment. Assignments typically may last up to 12 months with potential for extension.

Essential Functions:

  • Possess familiarity of utility transmission and distribution system design and operations.
  • Oversee interagency recovery efforts related to Hurricanes Maria and Fiona and future incidents, as applicable.
  • Establish and maintain contact with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership, including the regional administrator, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC), Local Disaster Recovery Manager (LDRM), and Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO)
  • Establish and maintain contact with senior local, state, and territorial elected and administrative officials, the Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO), and Local, State, or Territorial Emergency Management Director, as applicable.
  • Drive development and approve overarching strategy for disaster recovery operations
  • Establish and maintain recovery priorities on behalf of the chief elected official
  • Coordinate disaster-related mitigation planning priorities and projects with the State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO)
  • Assist the Command and General Staff by supporting the development of associated plans and the completion of mission objectives/priorities
  • Support operational transition from response phase to recovery phase during new disasters
  • Lead the identification and analysis of long-term recovery impacts and needs
  • Coordinate client operations with local, state, or territorial long-term disaster recovery efforts
  • Identify and assess technical and financial resources available from local, state, territorial, and Federal agencies
  • Oversee budgets and expenditures to ensure effectiveness of disaster recovery operations
  • Manage a unified communications strategy for recovery assistance available to the client
  • Ensure active RSF engagements and facilitates communication between all functions
  • Collaborate with IEM’s Executive Management and State and Local Response and Recovery Teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ten (10) years’ experience with FEMA Public Assistance or other FEMA Grant Program
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, public administration, emergency management, insurance, business administration, or related field. An equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Advance to expert level of experience in FEMA Public Assistance program or other FEMA grand program
  • Experience working in FEMA New PA Delivery Model
  • Advanced to expert understanding of Public Assistance, 428, 404, and 406 Mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret grant policy and procedures, to read and interpret grant guidelines and contracts, and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. The ability to assist with preparing written reports and conducting analysis.
  • Advanced to expert level of knowledge of disaster recovery, emergency management, and associated state/federal legislation with the ability to research and organize data
  • Intermediate level ability to use provided IT tools and documentation management tools to create, organize and maintain project documents
  • Intermediate level knowledge of standard office procedures and intermediate computer operations to include a working and functional use (preferred intermediate to advanced) of all Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook as well as smartphone/test usage
  • Solid written, verbal and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within the commercial and/or public industries including, but not limited to, utilities, government entities / facilities (including Department of Energy, State/Local utility planning and design)
  • Experience overseeing State or Federal Recovery Offices
  • Professional Registration or Certification including Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect, Project Management

Benefits and more:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • 401 (K) plan with matching
  • Company paid STD and LTD

Why Join IEM:

We are a woman owned company in Emergency Management that embraces teamwork, collaboration, flexible performance, actionable solutions and integrity/ethics. Our work touches everyone. We produce results that matter. Results that save lives – join us while we build a safe, secure and resilient world.

Our culture:

IEM believes in the greater good and it is our commitment to attract those who have excellent technical skills, creative minds and innovative ideas to keep propelling us forward.

IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from Human Resources.


Innovative Emergency Mgmt


00918, PR
00918 USA



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