Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
76184 11 ST G3 N 765-03 10/02/2020
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JOB CODE: 76184

DEFINITION: This is professional and managerial work directing the statewide homeland security program.

The employee in this job is responsible for planning and directing complex homeland security programs for the commonwealth. Work involves developing, facilitating, and implementing strategic plans and policies; conducting public outreach; performing program exercises and evaluations; ensuring the National Infrastructure Protection Plan is integrated into the commonwealth’s plan; and guiding private and public sector entities in formulating their homeland security goals in a manner that complies with federal and state regulatory and legislative requirements. This employee serves as the principal advisor to the Director Homeland Security; develops management and policy recommendations regarding homeland security initiatives in the commonwealth; and directs staff engaged in homeland security and critical infrastructure protection program activities. Work also includes managing homeland security programs and administrative functions related to infrastructure protection and buffer zone protection analysis, Department of Homeland Security clearances for the commonwealth, fusion and other information sharing, grants management, procurement of homeland security resources, and the homeland security budget. Work is assigned under the general guidance of the Director Homeland Security and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and evaluation of overall results.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Directs homeland security programs and critical infrastructure protection functions involving strategic and operational planning, public outreach, exercises and evaluations, and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

• Advises the Director Homeland Security about homeland security program operations and the status of actual or potential homeland security threats.

• Directs the collaborative development, execution, and evaluation of tabletop exercises used to assess public and private sector homeland security preparedness capabilities.

• Develops and implements homeland security policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Plans, directs, executes, and evaluates the delivery of the statewide homeland security services.

• Directs the development, coordination, integration, and implementation of homeland security and critical infrastructure protection programs, trainings, and special events within the commonwealth.

• Formulates the homeland security goals and objectives related to program services.

• Reads and interprets commonwealth agency missions and determines how they align to federal homeland security missions.

• Reviews homeland security-related correspondence, news sources, technical literature, and departmental activities, and relates necessary information of significant developments and problems.

• Ensures homeland security programs and services comply with federal and state regulatory requirements and commonwealth administrative standards.

• Researches and assesses federal homeland security-related legislation; Presidential Directives; U.S. Department of Homeland Security documents, reports, guidelines, and plans; and other reports related to homeland security.

• Prepares briefings and informational messages with pertinent information and recommendations.

• Performs a variety of mission critical functions during homeland security emergencies and disasters.

• Performs frequent and high level liaison functions with homeland security management and other governmental organizations at the federal, state, and local levels.

• Oversees the current and projected programmatic budget of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security by ensuring expenditures are covered by applicable federal grants.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of theories, principles, techniques, and practices of homeland security operations.

• Knowledge of homeland security policies, regulations, legislation, and resources.

• Knowledge of strategic and operational planning techniques.

• Knowledge of homeland security program management methodologies.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Ability to analyze and interpret laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These are not used for merit system evaluation or examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.)

• Knowledge of homeland security mandates, functions, plans, policies, regulations, and capabilities and resources at the federal, state, and local levels.

• Knowledge of federal and state legislation relative to homeland security programs and services.

• Knowledge of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

• Ability to coordinate homeland security services and programs.

• Ability to develop and implement homeland security strategies, goals, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of commonwealth homeland services and programs.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Six years of professional emergency management experience, that includes two years of supervisory experience and two years of experience in homeland security program management, planning, or policy development, and a bachelor’s degree;


• An equivalent combination of professional experience and training, that includes two years of emergency management supervisory experience and two years of experience in homeland security program management, planning, or policy development.


• This position requires the employee to successfully apply for the interim SECRET security clearance from the Department of Homeland Security within a month of employment and obtain and maintain a valid SECRET security clearance throughout employment in this job..