Statewide Interoperability Program Manager
VDEM is seeking qualified candidates for our Statewide Interoperability Program Manager to be the point of contact for the federal government, state agencies, regional/local emergency response community, and industry professionals on statewide interoperable communications, including: managing the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) and its program components to include coordinating implementation of the SCIP through setting and monitoring benchmarks and maintaining the governance structure to facilitate its development and keep it updated; monitoring grant opportunities related to interoperable communications and seeking and managing that grant funding; and regularly coordinating with stakeholders and facilitating outreach. Responsibilities include developing goals and strategies, schedules, or milestones for the interoperability program and divisional activities as required; monitoring the performance of the SCIP; preparing comprehensive reports for leadership; developing, maintaining, and supporting training, workshops, conferences, and exercises; organizing interoperability programs to achieve emergency management goals and objectives to protect lives, property, and the environment; and developing strategic plans.
The incumbent will serve as an interoperable emergency communications subject matter expert and work with a diverse audience of state and senior officials, public safety professionals, communication experts and other stakeholders in improving interoperable communications in the Commonwealth. This includes serving as the state’s point of contact for FirstNet, coordinating with local government interoperability leaders via Regional Preparedness Advisory Committees for Interoperability, working to support the Commonwealth Link to Interoperability (COMLINC), coordination of the Statewide Agency Radio System (STARS) Management Group, and program management support and facilitation of the State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC).
All VDEM employees are designated as essential personnel and may be required to work during emergency situations, such as inclement weather, and natural or man-made disasters/events. This may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in this Employee Work Profile/job description.