Title:  Homeland Security Program Chief

Application Deadline Date:  07/22/2024
Req ID:  50480
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.78


The Homeland Security Program Chief is responsible for coordinating and supervising the day-to-day activities of the Homeland Security Unit (HSU). The HSU is responsible for oversight and management of several statewide programs that provide prevention, protection and response capabilities, as well as managing multiple years of federal homeland security grants totaling over $10 million. These funds cover operations, equipment, training and exercises to prevent, protect from, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism within Vermont. Extensive interaction occurs with high ranking public and private officials within the state and also with federal officials. Grant management experience is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Homeland Security Program Chief (Job Opening #50480), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Eric Forand at eric.forand@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions generally prevail with some required travel to various localities throughout the State, Country or internationally. Emergency management drills and actual emergencies require performance outside of normal duty hours. Stand-by status may be required during certain periods.

Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) or more years of experience in grants management, including work experience in homeland security or related field AND one (1) or more years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant 

Familiarity with law enforcement

Experience with project management

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include a fingerprint supported Criminal Records, Motor Vehicle records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s). 

This process will also include obtaining and maintaining a DHS Security Clearance at the Secret level.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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