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Deputy Logistics Section Chief

Date Posted:  Aug 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  13748

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About IDHS:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:

People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.

Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.    

Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.


The Deputy Logistics Chief is responsible for assisting in the preparedness and coordination of state resources during disaster events, including state and federal assets, to fulfill the mission of county emergency managers and state agencies. The duties of this position include conducting research to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of a state logistics plan.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Assist Logistics Chief in implementing decisions, directives, and policies issued by the Agency.
  • Conducts resource assessments to assist with the development of services at the Five Point Logistical Support Facility and the Alternate SEOC.
  • Assist with the planning, development, and implementation of new programs, projects, and initiatives to support and/or improve State and local response operations.
  • Conduct research regarding state-level and localized emergencies and disasters.
  • Assist the Logistics Chief with maintaining an extensive statewide resource database. 
  • Maintain a comprehensive resource inventory of critical response items such as sandbags, blue stripe, and tarps. 
  • Manage the Commodities Emergency Stockpile program.
  • Perform research necessary to support the periodical maintenance and implementation of the agency’s comprehensive State Logistics Plan.
  • Provide supervision of inmate labor teams provided by the Indiana Department of Corrections through their offender labor program to accomplish tasks at the Five Points Logistical Support Facility as assigned. 
  • Monitor federal guidance and directives from US DHS/FEMA.
  • Provide 24/7 contact and availability for response to the SEOC, after-hours inquiries, and assistance to federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Serve as the state's back-up EMAC Coordinator. 
  • Through the guidance of the Logistics Section Chief, the incumbent will implement portions of the on-going maintenance and preventive maintenance program to ensure all Response Division equipment, commodities, and resources.
  • Develops a working relationship with FEMA Region V logistical staff to ensure an understanding of the current FEMA requirements, inventories, and the Action Requests Form (ARF) processes and procedures for obtaining federal assistance.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Must have three (3) years of program coordination/work experience in the fields of Fire, EMS, EMA, or Telecommunications OR a degree from an accredited college in the related fields of Fire, EMS, EMA or Telecommunications. Prior experience working in an emergency operations center or similar environment and candidates who are Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) certified are preferred.
  • A bachelor's degree in a public safety related field or emergency management is preferred. Accredited college training may substitute for part or all of the professional experience.
  • An in-depth understanding of emergency management processes, including NIMS and ICS, are required.
  • Must possess the ability to make sound decisions regarding strategic state response operations.
  • Must have the ability to make rational decisions and manage multiple projects during high stress operations.
  • Knowledge of field operations and the ability to manage large scale operations is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to effectively manage and resolve conflict. 
  • Excellent verbal, written/composition and problem solving skills are required. Must have the ability to pass a thorough background investigation.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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