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By General Inquiries posted 01-04-2023 11:10 AM

Vice President, Safety, Security, and Business Continuity - Metropolitan Utilities District, NE
DATES POSTED: 01/03-01/17/2023

Job Title: Vice President, Safety, Security, and Business Continuity
Salary Range: $153,939 - $230,909
Division: Safety and Security
Grade: SPA - 11
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: M-F; 1st Shift
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Field Operations
Job Code: 10285
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Position Summary:
The Vice President, Safety, Security and Business Continuity (VP - SSBC) is responsible for planning, administering, and promoting the District’s Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity, Utility Locating and Security Programs. Duties include promoting and administering accident prevention, security, both public and District employee safety during emergency operations. Additionally, the VP - SSBC is responsible for the direction and implementation of the District’s Emergency Incident Management and Continuity of Operations protocols as well as other assigned areas, functions and/or responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements:
1.Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Occupational Safety, Emergency Management,or another related field.
2.Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Occupational Safety, Emergency Management,or another related field is preferred.
3.Recognized industry or professional emergency management, safety and/or securitycertifications is preferred.
4.Minimum of five (5) years of experience in corporate security, law enforcement, emergencymanagement, safety management, or a related field. Experience in the utility industry ispreferred.
5.Seven (7) years of supervisory experience within a large organization or ten (10) years ofprogressive responsibility with documented success leading short-term and long-rangeprojects/activities, providing employee coaching, feedback, and conflict resolution.
6.Strong analytical and decision-making skills necessary to assume the daily responsibility fordecisions, consequences, and results. Includes the ability to engage in regular and continuousdecision making that impacts people, costs, and quality of service.
7.Experience in identifying and investigating fraudulent claims, corporate security, or otherrelated fields.
8.Experience in developing security requirements and performing threat assessments and riskevaluations and managing outside contractors as necessary.
9.Knowledge of safety, security and emergency management issues, and ability to stay currentwith rapidly changing regulations. Serve as the District’s representative to local, state, andnational utility and emergency management organizations to include, but not limited to: American Gas Association (AGA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Local County Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), National Safety Council of Nebraska and local first responder organizations, and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
10. Knowledge of the principles of management, organization, and administration of emergency management and preparedness programs, activities, and training.
11. Knowledge of emergency management procedures, practices, and regulations.
12. Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan; NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.
13. Must be able to remain calm and have a proven history of making rational decisions following accidents or other catastrophic situations; Incident Command Experience strongly preferred.
14. Must be familiar with Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Drug and Alcohol Testing requirements.
15. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally at an executive level to assist internal and external customers professionally, regardless of provocation.
16. Proficiency with personal computers, tablets and/or other electronic devices including, but not limited to, enterprise-wide software (i.e., SAP) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).
17. Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.
18. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
19. Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
20. Work occurs in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noise; emergency scenes and field visits are frequently required.
21. This job is eligible for a hybrid in-office and work from home flexible arrangement.

Specific Responsibilities:
In order to effectively contribute to the objectives of the District, the Vice President, Safety, Security and Business Continuity is accountable and responsible to:
1. Develop and recommend changes to the District’s employee safety and accident prevention programs and procedures.
2. Develop and maintain regulatory compliance regarding safety, security, emergency management, underground utility locating and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
3. Develop and recommend changes to the District’s security procedures and assess security requirements to include management and renewal of private security and guard contracts.
4. Develop and recommend changes to the District’s operational procedures as they relate to the safety of employees and the public in emergency response situations.
5. Direct the development and implementation of emergency plans and exercises specific to Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations protocols.
6. Administer the District’s safety programs, to include accident prevention measures, research, and analysis of statistical trends.
7. Develop, implement, and maintain an Injury Prevention Program.
8. Assist managers and supervisors in understanding their individual accountability for safety, security, and emergency management within their areas of responsibility.
9. Manage the District’s Safety Committee.
10. Direct regularly scheduled safety inspections of the District’s operation to include facilities, working conditions, procedures, and recordkeeping.
11. Prepare the annual budget for the District’s safety, emergency management, security, business continuity and accident prevention programs and any other business area assigned.
12. Establish requirements for fire extinguishers, first aid kits, Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs), and other safety-related items to include Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training and certification programs.
13. Establish security requirements for District plants and other facilities, including access to buildings, pump stations and other critical areas.
14. Perform threat assessments, risk, and probability analysis on critical District operations.
15. Develop and maintain a Security Operations Plan.
16. Coordinate District security responsibilities with managers, supervisors, and outside security agencies.
17. Maintain and administer security educational programs, continuing education and occupational qualifications.
18. Supervise, direct, evaluate and promote professional development of staff members.
19. Promote a culture of safety and security awareness, resiliency and continuity of operations with respect, civility and accountability throughout the District.
20. Prepare and present reports and information to senior management, the public, and the Board of Directors.
21. Develop talent: coach and mentor employees; support employee growth and development through leadership opportunities and professional development.
22. Understand and comply with all pertinent District policies and procedures.
23. Handle stresses related to effectively completing the above referenced requirements.
24. Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative positions as stated.
25. Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

In contributing to the objectives of the District, the Vice President, Safety, Security and Business Continuity is responsible for effecting constructive relationships with:
1. All District supervisors and other personnel relative to safety, business continuity security, emergency response programs and any other area under their supervision; policies and procedures.
2. District Purchasing Department personnel relative to the purchase of safety, security and emergency equipment and supplies.
3. All District employees regarding their role in accident prevention, incident response and security matters.
4. Related industry, trade and professional associations as a member and general participant in scheduled meetings and activities.
5. Municipal and governmental groups to include, but not limited to, area fire and police departments concerned with safety, security, emergency preparedness and accident prevention programs.
6. Designated medical staff and other medical personnel relating to employee safety.
7. The District’s Board of Directors, senior management, and Union officers.

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