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Program Manager, Dam Safety Emergency Preparedness Senior

Company:

Tennessee Valley Authority

Post Date:

September 2, 2020

Location:

Knoxville, Tennessee

Program Manager, Dam Safety EP Senior - 510418
Organization: Resource Management & Operations Services
Department: Dam Safety Risk & Emergency Preparation
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posting Open: 08/31/2020
Posting Close: 10/05/2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Salary: Competitive
Job Summary:
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.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Owns LRM -SPP-27.006, Emergency Preparedness for River System Dams, and RO-SPP-35.001, River Operations Emergency Response Plan. Conducts programmatic reviews and assessments of the Emergency Preparedness Program to document compliance. Also, reviews agency level procedures, for example, TVA-SPP-27.006, TVA-SPP-35.001 and TVA-SPP-35.200 to ensure Dam Safety’s alignment with these procedures.
• Identifies and implements continuous improvement initiatives to ensure policies, principles and procedures meet or exceed industry best practices and performance for Dam Safety emergency preparedness. Benchmarks industry best practice through participation in workshops and conferences and interaction with federal agencies and private organizations.
• Develops and implements budgets to ensure comprehensive and efficient execution of the Dam Safety Emergency Preparedness Program.
• Oversees the maintenance and operation of Dam Safety emergency operations centers (EOC) in Chattanooga and Knoxville. This includes developing EOC staffing schedules, providing training to new team members, and having a working knowledge of EOC equipment and emergency management software systems. Directs and/or supports emergency response activities at onsite command posts.
• Manages the Dam Safety emergency exercise and drill program. Develops, organizes, and critiques dam safety emergency exercises. Ensures corrective actions are documented and addressed in a timely manner through after-action reports.
• Develops, maintains and distributes the Dam Safety Emergency Action Plans (EAP) and supplements.
• Represents Dam Safety in various emergency plans/programs including the TVA Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and Agency Emergency Response Plan (AERP).
• Develops and maintains external emergency preparedness partnerships and agreements with private, local, state, and federal stakeholders (FEMA, DHS, state and local emergency management agencies). Works directly with local, state, and federal emergency management agencies to develop and maintain working relationships for more effective emergency response which includes making one-on-one contacts during annual EAP distribution, coordinating cooperative efforts on drills and exercises, and attending meetings and training sessions provided by outside agencies.
• Identifies, develops and delivers training sessions for Dam Safety and affiliated staff on emergency preparedness procedures, plans, techniques and tools including Dam Safety EAPs, Dam Safety Awareness, and NIMS/ICS.
• Represents TVA’s interests in industry associations and federal interagency committees, for example the Dept. of Homeland Security Information Network - Dams Sector, Government Coordination Council.
• Serves as the Emergency Preparedness subject matter expert on the Dam Safety Steering Committee and provides direction for Dam Safety staff in the application of potential flood damage analysis, flood risk evaluation, emergency preparedness. Interacts directly with the L&RM Management Team to establish, communicate, and fully comply with program requirements.
• Works with the Dam Safety Risk Senior Program Manager to: (1) Apply engineering principles and failure mode analysis (seismic, geotechnical, hydrologic and structural) to TVA dam risk assessments and incorporate driving failure modes into EAPs, (2) Implement and update L&RM-SPP-27.008, (3) Assure qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques are appropriately applied by providing technical oversight and guidance, and (4) Manage outside risk cadres or other risk-related consultants and contractors.
• Directs and closely monitors TVA River Management and external consultants to ensure that the consequences of dam safety failures are well understood and meet the needs of Dam Safety’s risk informed decision making process. Provides similar direction and oversight for hydrological hazards analysis performed to support Dam Safety’s risk informed decision making process.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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.
TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.
TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Drug-Free Workplace
All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at www.samhsa.gov/workplace. TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.
How to Submit Documentation:
1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or
2) Email documents to Veteran@tva.gov
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Program Manager, Dam Safety Risk, Senior

Company:

Tennessee Valley Authority

Post Date:

September 2, 2020

Location:

Chattanooga or Knoxville, Tennessee

Program Manager, Dam Safety Risk, Senior- 510419
can be filled in Chattanooga or Knoxville, Tennessee
Organization: Resource Management & Operations Services
Department: Dam Safety Risk & Emergency Preparation
Location: Chattanooga or Knoxville, Tennessee
Posting Open: 08/31/2020
Posting Close: 10/05/2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Salary: Competitive
Job Summary:
As the Dam Safety risk program manager, is accountable for developing policy to provide balanced and informed assessments of the safety of TVA’s river dams and to evaluate, prioritize and justify dam safety decisions for 87 high and significant hazard river dams and locks which have up to 173,600 population at risk and $17B in potential impacts for a single dam failure. Manages and leads the Dam Safety risk program by providing implementation, guidance, support and training for L&RM and other TVA dam owning organizations on matters pertaining to Dam Safety Risk Management and Risk Informed Decision-Making (RIDM) in accordance with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety (FGDS) and TVA-SPP-27.008. Serves as TVA expert for recommending risk assessment strategies and initiatives to asset owners of river dams. Directs subject matter experts in the areas of Dam Safety risk, and coordinates with subject matter experts across TVA for prioritizing, planning and decision making around dam safety risk. Manages contracts for supporting dam safety risk consultants, contractors, and software.
Supervisory Responsibility — No direct supervisory responsibilities, but indirectly manages efforts of TVA dam safety staff across organizations in support of the Risk Program goals and Risk Informed Decision Making. May direct the work of up to 40 contractors.
Budget Responsibility — Assists the Manager of Dam Safety Risk & Emergency Preparedness to manage 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 Risk initiatives and projects including the overall Dam Safety Assurance Program budget of $660M.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Promotes a culture of safety and teamwork within L&RM and other TVA organizations involved with Dam Safety.
• Develops, updates and ensures proper execution of the river system risk policy and L&RM SPP 27.008.
• Leads implementation of Dam Safety RIDM process, and is responsible for the acquisition and/or development of appropriate methods and tools necessary to ensure TVA alignment with the FGDS, federal peers, and TVA-SPP-27.008.
• Participates in industry and best-practices benchmarking analysis of Risk Management and RIDM; determines applicability and adaptation to TVA’s Dam Safety Program.
• Manages and/or facilitates the highly technical dam safety portfolio risk assessment and analysis process which necessitates knowledge of the construction, maintenance, operations, performance and engineering design of dams.
• Manages/monitors the use of outside risk cadres or other risk-related consultants and contractors.
• Applies engineering principles and failure mode analysis (seismic, geotechnical, hydrologic and structural) to TVA dam risk assessments.
• Provides input on overall Dam Safety risk to Enterprise risk characterizations and works to integrate Dam Safety risk assessments into the TVA process for project expenditures.
• Assures qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques are appropriately applied by providing technical oversight and guidance as needed.
• Trains and/or arranges training for dam safety engineers on appropriate quantitative and semi-quantitative risk analysis methodologies, techniques and tools.
• Identifies and maintains L&RM Dam Safety portfolio risk documentation and compliance requirements in support of asset managers, and serves as an alternate voting member of the Dam Safety Steering Committee.
• Leads continuous improvement initiatives for the Dam Safety Risk program, and leads implementation of these initiatives across TVA dam-owning organizations as appropriate.
• Represents TVA’s interests in industry associations and federal interagency committees as assigned; attends industry workshops, seminars, and conferences and speaks for TVA in regards to Dam Safety Risk Management.
• Supports TVA engineering training program by fostering knowledge and skills of the Dam Safety staff in Dam Safety risk analysis, workshops, communication and culture to support the effective function of the TVA Dam Safety Risk program.
• Facilitates or coordinates the facilitation of quantitative and semi-quantitative Dam Safety risk workshops.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education — Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required and a post-graduate degree is highly desirable. A professional license is required.
Experience — Minimum of 10 years of dam safety experience required. Demonstrated familiarity with Dam Safety Risk Management methods and practice is required. Demonstrated familiarity with dam design, construction and performance and with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety is required. 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/Skills/Abilities — Must have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork skills plus strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Highly skilled in process and program development and improvement tools. Working knowledge of the latest thinking in dam and levee design and evaluation including risk analysis, seepage, stability, hydrologic and seismic issues is desired. Knowledge of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FERC, and FEMA related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions. FERC, and FEMA related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.
TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Drug-Free Workplace
All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at www.samhsa.gov/workplace. TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.
How to Submit Documentation:
1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or
2) Email documents to Veteran@tva.gov

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