Oversees and executes a comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Program for Dam Safety through plans, policies, procedures, response resources, and internal/external partnerships to address operational readiness, emergency response measures and risk management for dam safety incidents or failures related to earthquakes, floods, internal erosion or other types of normal operation dam safety issues. Manages the Dam Safety Emergency Preparedness Program to ensure alignment with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety and other federal guidance on Dam Safety as appropriate.
Supervisory Responsibility — No direct supervisory responsibilities, but indirectly manages efforts of TVA dam safety staff across organizations in support of the Emergency Preparedness goals. May direct the work of up to 40 contractors.
Budget Responsibility — Manages the program budget of up to $0.5M, manages contracts associated with the program, and supervises project budgets as needed. Additional potential to impact and influence budget allocations and utilization in multiple TVA organizations relative to Dam Safety Emergency Preparedness initiatives.
Education — Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related discipline required and a post-graduate degree is highly desirable. A professional license is preferred.
Experience — Minimum of 5 years of dam safety experience and 2 years of generic emergency preparedness/response experience is required. Demonstrated competence in Dam Safety emergency preparedness and response is highly desirable. Demonstrated familiarity with dam design, construction and performance and with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Must demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills plus strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills, and be highly skilled in process and program development and improvement tools. Familiarity with process improvement methods, program management and program delivery methods, benchmarking, best practices research and analysis techniques, programmatic training development and delivery are highly desired. Knowledge of FEMA and FERC related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is highly desired. Familiarity with Dam Safety risk assessment methods and practice highly desirable. Working knowledge of dam and levee design and evaluation including risk analysis, seepage, stability, hydrologic and seismic issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.