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Environmental and Emergency Manager (Portland)

135 SW Ash Street

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compensation: $62,640.00 to $93,960.00 Annually
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

About Home Forward:
Home Forward's
mission is to provide shelter and support for our neighbors in need.

We believe that when it comes to ending the cycle of poverty, nothing is more powerful than providing people a home. A street address and a roof over one's head, yes. Also a haven: a shelter from life's storms and a safe place to raise a family. A place to store belongings. More importantly — a place to belong.

Home Forward is the Housing Authority of Portland and promotes, operates and develops affordable housing and is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

Position Summary:

The Environmental and Emergency Manager position supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way: To ensure Home Forward buildings and operations are prepared in the event of natural disasters and other emergencies; manage resources, services, staff and vendors needed to meet these objectives; create and implement Home Forward's hazardous materials and emergency management policies and protocols; review and suggest revisions to site emergency plans and business continuity plans; create and deliver Home Forward required emergency preparedness training; manage Home Forward's Emergency Action Plans, Threat Assessment Team, and Crisis Support Team, and conducts threat assessments; respond during and after emergencies, in possible coordination with public safety officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies; analyzes local environmental and social emergencies; and makes recommendations for preventative actions as needed. In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its assets, its employees, and the people that it serves.

This is a Non-Represented position that will primarily be stationed at our headquarters building located at:

135 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204

Please note: The Environment and Emergency Manager may be required to travel to various sites throughout Multnomah County.


Education & Experience Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Bachelor's degree in safety or healthcare related field OR four years of experience in a directly related field OR two years post-secondary education with a professional certification in Safety or Emergency Operations/Preparedness.

Experience: Minimum five years in emergency management, business continuity or environmental health and safety related field to include emergency preparedness and/or education, training or healthcare/emergency preparedness simulations.

License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain the following certifications:
FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
FEMA Professional Development Series
FEMA G-300, G-400, G-314, G-305, G-449
FEMA - Advanced Professional Series

Physical Demands and Working Environment: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Environment: Normal office setting with some travel to attend meetings and conduct site visits and inspections.

Physical: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to conduct building inspections; work in an office setting and operate office equipment; sit for extended periods of time; walk for extended periods of time; ability to kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and perform repetitive motion of hands and wrists.

Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.

In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Participation in Home Forward's 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Flexible benefit plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Public transit discounts
  • The option of two health insurance plans
  • Vision and dental insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick leave time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • To Apply:
    To review the full job description or to apply, please click here. This position will close on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 5:00pm or once a satisfactory number of qualified applications have been received. For best consideration, apply early!

    Home Forward is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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    • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

    post id: 7060501841



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