Director of Emergency Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Long Island Power Authority
Location: Uniondale, New York
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
4 Year Degree
Do you want to join a team that values Service, Collaboration and Excellence?
Do you want to work with an organization that is committed to serving its customers and community by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to Long Island and the Rockaways?
Is being part of a value-driven organization important to you?
If yes, please check us out!
We are a team of motivated, engaged, and exceptionally talented self-starters willing to roll up our sleeves and do what is necessary to get the job done. If you are interested in joining this dynamic team and have a passion to learn, develop and want your experience to make an immediate impact, please apply.
What We Offer
We offer an environment of continuous development and growth. LIPA offers a thriving company culture, exceptional colleagues, and great benefits. Our benefits package includes:
Hybrid work and flexible hours
Dental and vision insurance at no cost to the employee
Paid holidays and generous leave time
Professional development opportunities
Educational assistance opportunities
Multiple retirement plan options with company contribution
Short-term and long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending account
529 College Savings Program
$300 Wellness Reimbursement
What You’ll Do At LIPA
The Director of Emergency Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure Protection is responsible for fulfilling LIPA's mission of delivering clean, reliable, and affordable electric service for our customers by overseeing the Service Provider's performance concerning the safe and reliable operation of the T&D system, customer service, and reliability performance metrics, and industry standards per the policies of the Board of Trustees and governmental authorities.
The Director is accountable for the management, successful implementation, and effectiveness of LIPA’s Emergency Preparedness Strategic Goals, emergency-related tactical/operational plans, and any assigned strategic initiatives. This role will interact with peers across LIPA, LIPA’s service provider, and local, State, and Federal response agencies to collaborate on initiatives to position LIPA as an industry leader and trusted community partner. Before an emergency, the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure Protection will be instrumental in creating and supporting the plans that allow for a successful response. During an emergency, this role will activate and manage an Incident Command System-based organization to ensure an effective, efficient, and coordinated response that will support the recovery of LIPAs assets and recovery of community services. This individual will also review industry best practices and technology utilized to protect LIPA's physical assets, including substations, lines, and operating yards, that lead to developing project plans and budgets to enhance the security of those assets.
The Director of Emergency Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure Protection is responsible for assessing event information and determining what procedures are needed to recover business services rapidly during significant events that result in damage, loss, disruption, or destruction of property or service requiring action beyond the regular resolution procedures. It would also include crisis management processes and procedures to supply senior leadership decision-making and communications support during emergencies.
This position also serves as LIPA's Compliance Officer for all National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. This position has two direct reports.
What We Need
Bachelor's degree. Preference in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a closely related field; or equivalent experience.
Fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management, continuity planning, critical infrastructure protection or a related homeland security discipline.
Policies and procedures related to Emergency Operations and Continuity of Operations Planning including facilitation of planning efforts and written plan development, operations, and procedures.
Threat, Hazard, Vulnerability Risk Analysis and Business Impact Analysis.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) management principles and practices.
Incident Command System principles and practices as it applies to EOC management and tactical field operations.
Project management techniques, including initiation, implementation, and administration.
Safety and security guidelines and regulations; NERC CIP; ; Risk Management
Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel.
Organize, implement, and direct team operations/activities, while supporting a culture of safety, compliance, and engagement.
On a continuous basis, analyze data and reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations, and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
Analyze problems, find alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Interpret and apply LIPA policies and procedures, Union labor agreements, and all applicable rules and regulations.
Establish and support effective working relationships with those contacted during work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Experience with the development of physical security plans and programs
One or more of the following industry certifications is preferred.
Certified Business Continuity Manager CBCM
Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute CBCI
Certified Business Continuity Professional CBCP
Certified Internal Controls Risk Analyst CICRA
Incident Command System – NIMS ICS – 100, 200, 300, 400, and IC 700, 800
LIPA is a not-for-profit public utility with a mission to enable clean, reliable, and affordable electric service for our customers on Long Island and the Rockaways.
The Long Island Power Authority was created by an Act of the New York State Legislature in 1986 and acquired the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Lighting Company on May 28, 1998, immediately lowering electric rates for customer-owners by more than 20 percent.
As result of the LIPA Reform Act of 2013, the Authority utilizes a public-private partnership business model and contracts with PSEG Long Island, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, to operate LIPA’s electric system under a 12-year contract. LIPA’s public-private business model continues to deliver the advantages of public power to customers, including LIPA’s not-for-profit status, access to low-cost financing, and dedication to Long Island and the Rockaways.