Liberty Utilities Manager, Emergency Management in Tahoe Vista, California
Manager, Emergency Management
Title:Manager, Emergency Management
Department:Operations & Maintenance
Location:Tahoe Vista, CA
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.
The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.
The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.
Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.
This position’s primary responsibility is to ensure the emergency planning and emergency preparedness programs for Liberty Utilities West Region operations (West Region) are coordinated, regularly tested and ready activation at any given day or time, 365 day a year. The position’s specific responsibilities include coordination of all emergency services and related planning and preparation activities for the West Region and lead the development and implementation of emergency management goals, objectives and priorities.
Manage and coordinate all aspects of the West Region's emergency planning and emergency preparedness programs and activities.
Collaborate with various internal departments and external agencies to provide emergency management support to company personnel.
Develop and implement plans, procedures and protocols to maintain institutional awareness regarding emergency preparedness.
Assist in the development and implementation of plans and strategic and operational procedures and protocols to execute emergency management functions.
Develop and implement emergency management systems and ensure compliance with state and company regulations.
Coordinate the logistics of disaster response or crises management activities including evacuations, and implement special needs programs and plans.
Perform tests and evaluations on currently implemented emergency management plans in accordance to state regulations.
Review incident action plans and provide input on emergency management goals and objectives.
Create incident management reports, including organizational charts and job action sheets.
Develop and maintain effective liaison with county departments and municipalities to facilitate emergency plan development and response effort coordination.
Participate, manage and maintain memberships with Mutual Assistance Groups and contractors.
Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Develop and circulate instructional materials to educate and inform personnel about potential security threats and ways to respond to such threats.
Inspect facilities and equipment used in emergency management operations to ensure that they are working properly.
Other duties as assigned in the department such as but not limited to operational regulatory compliance, training, quality, and reporting.
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in emergency management or equivalent field, from an accredited four-year college or university.
Minimum Years of Experience: At least five years of work experience in the emergency management or equivalent area, preferably in the utility sector. Working knowledge of Federal and State Water and Electric regulations; emergency management programs and business continuity response standards is preferred.
Position can be based out of the Tahoe Vista, CA or South Lake Tahoe, CA office location.
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