The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region's success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults, workforce solutions and homeland security. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region's collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information, and community involvement in collaborative partnerships.
The Homeland Security and Recovery Group (HSRG), which administers the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program, builds, and sustains capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism, either foreign or domestic. Through the utilization of grant funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the HSRG provides planning, training, equipping and coordination to local governments and first responders to provide for a secured, prepared and resilient region.
The HSRG Senior Manager will be responsible for administering the UASI program which includes establishing strategic partnerships among public and private sector leaders and organizations; fostering a spirit of collaboration and regionalism among the region’s first responder community; enhancing regional preparedness and maximizing grant funds in the urban area. The UASI jurisdictional service area includes the City of Atlanta and the five core counties (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett). The Senior Manager will lead a professional team while working with no less than 200 hundred of the region’s jurisdictional subject management experts toward accomplishing strategic projects.
The HSRG Senior Manager will oversee the design and implementation of innovative programs to reduce risk and vulnerabilities identified through training and exercises. In an inclusive and continuous improvement manner, the Senior Manager’s primary management responsibilities will include creating and executing a strategic vision for regional preparedness; leveraging the capacity of multi-jurisdictional and multi-discipline teams; working closely with the Urban Area Working Group (UAWG), a 25-member advisory board of senior management public safety law enforcement, fire, emergency management, public health and private sector leaders while reporting to Agency leadership; and reporting to the Senior Policy Group (SPG), an elected body of governing officials from the UASI member jurisdictions. The Senior Manager will report to the Senior Director, Center for Community Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are: