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Local Disaster Recovery Manager

Union County, NC
Full Time
Monroe, NC
Posted Today
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General Statement

The Local Disaster Recovery Manager, under general supervision, performs plans, organizes, implements, coordinates, and advances local pre-and post-disaster recovery plans, goals, objectives, and outcomes set by the Board of County Commissioners and the community. Work involves managing and overseeing various County grant funded projects, primarily focused on disaster recovery.

This is a grant-funded position and will be highly focused initially on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Essential Functions

Serves as the County representative on all long-term disaster recovery efforts. Serves as a subject-matter expert for departments to develop long-term recovery projects.
Develops a comprehensive countywide long-term recovery plan. Implements and coordinates the recovery plan as required. Works closely with leadership at all levels to ensure a well-coordinated, timely, and well-executed long-term recovery, including the development and coordination of partnerships and financial and grants management processes.
Facilitates and supports effective decision-making, management, and coordination across multiple departments, systems, processes, and community organizations for planning and implementing recovery projects and activities.
Interfaces with Federal, State, local governments, and regional entities for disaster recovery preparedness and communicates local recovery needs and priorities.
Establishes and maintains contacts and networks for long-term disaster recovery resources and support systems.
Identifies and builds partnerships with Federal, State, non-profit, and community organizations to better align the County’s long-term disaster recovery planning and projects.
Establishes and negotiates agreements with vendors and partners to provide long-term disaster recovery goods, equipment, and services as necessary.
Organizes recovery planning processes, fosters information sharing, and manages public participation and awareness to fully and proactively engage the community and all residents.
Maintains a complete understanding of all applicable program policies, requirements, and procedures within the established project guidelines. Works to possess knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements for federally funded programs and projects, specifically Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Public Assistance (FEMA PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (FEMA HMGP).
Coordinates, supports, or leads County grant development efforts to leverage additional public and private funding for implementation of the County’s long-term disaster recovery plans.
Researches best practices regarding long-term disaster recovery efforts and incorporates these lessons into County policies and plans.
Develops, maintains, and updates project plans, strategies, budgets, program policies, and procedures in coordination with departments and project teams. Develops, implements, monitors, and reports on recovery performance indicators and project deliverables using appropriate tools. Communicates adjustments and improvements to leadership and other applicable staff and stakeholders. Coordinates with departments and project teams to ensure and maintain satisfactory project health status.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in planning, engineering, law, economics, business administration, public administration or related field, and three (3) years of demonstrated disaster recovery planning and policy implementation, project development, grant writing/programs and project management or closely related demonstrated experience at the Federal, State, local level or private sector; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Engineering, Law, Economics, Political Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or Criminal Justice and five (5) years of senior-level disaster recovery planning and policy implementation, project development, grant writing and project management or closely related demonstrated experience.
Licenses or Certifications:
Certified Emergency Manager or Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management.



All full-time employees and their eligible dependents can participate on the first day of the first full month of employment. You must sign up for coverage within your first 30 days of employment or wait until the annual enrollment period. Health Reimbursement Account Preventative Care Coverage Prescription Coverage Vision Coverage


All full-time employees and their eligible dependents can participate on the first day of the first full month of employment. You must sign up for coverage within your first 30 days of employment or wait until the annual enrollment period.


Basic Term life Insurance in the amount of one times the annual salary is provided for all full-time and regular part-time employees. Additional coverage is available for purchase through payroll deduction for the employee and eligible dependents.



Membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System is a requirement for all full-time and regular part-time employees. Employees contribute six percent (6%) of their annual compensation before it is taxed. If you leave County service before retirement, you may withdraw your retirement contributions or elect to freeze your contributions in anticipation of future local government employment. If you have five (5) years of service, you are 100% vested in the NCLGERS.


The NC401(k) supplemental retirement program is available to full-time and regular part-time employees. The County establishes this 401(k) account for each eligible employee and makes a five percent (5%) contribution based on biweekly earnings. Employees may elect to make voluntary contributions through payroll deduction.


The 457 Deferred Compensation program is available to all employees through payroll deduction. Deferred compensation is a voluntary investment plan to supplement retirement income and to defer taxable income.


Options are available to regular full-time and regular part-time employees who wish to use pre-tax dollars for eligible medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, and daycare expenses. The Flex Debit Card program gives you instant access to your account funds.

Health Care Spending Account - Section 125 of the IRS Code allows yearly voluntary enrollment to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible health care expenses.

Dependent Care Spending Account - Section 125 of the IRS Code allows yearly voluntary enrollment to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible dependent care expenses.


Deposit of your paycheck will be made to checking or savings accounts in a bank of your choice.


Local Government Federal Credit Union membership is available to all employees. Once you join, you can remain a member for as long as you choose. Immediate family members such as: spouse, children, stepchildren, brothers, sisters and parents can all become members.

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The BB&[email protected] Program offers UNION COUNTY employees FREE and DISCOUNTED banking services including:

Free checking with direct deposit

Bonus interest rates on savings accounts, CDs and IRAs

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Online Banking and much more...



Vacation leave is accrued based on creditable years of service in the Local Government Employees Retirement System.


For full-time County employees, sick leave accrues at eight (8.0) hours per month. Regular part-time employees accrue prorated sick leave based on a percentage of the full-time rate. Your unused sick leave balance can be applied as creditable service toward a service retirement under the guidelines of the NCLGERS.


Unused sick leave earned from another North Carolina Governmental Agency and/or entity, will be accepted and transferred to the County as follows: twelve (12) sick leave days will be transferred and added to the employees active sick leave balance after completion of six (6) months of employment. The remaining balance of sick leave documented for transfer at the time of employment will be recorded in the employees permanent personnel file. On the fifth anniversary of employment with the County, the remaining balance of transferred sick leave will be added to the employees active sick leave balance.


There are 11 County recognized holidays per year with 1 floating holiday available.


Annual Training - 10 paid workdays granted.

Active Duty - 20 paid workdays granted.


Paid leave is provided to full-time or regular part-time County employees called for jury duty or as a witness of the court for the federal or state government, or a subdivision thereof.


Federal law provides job protection and continuation of existing paid health insurance during 12 weeks of leave, paid or unpaid, to an eligible employee for qualifying events. These events can include birth or adoption, and serious illness of an immediate family member, or of the employee.


Parental Leave provides the employee paid leave for the first eight weeks of approved FML for the birth of a son or daughter, or placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care.


Educational Leave is available to regular full-time and regular part-time employees when participating in a job-related, short course, such as an update, not to exceed ten (10) consecutive working days.


Volunteer Time Off will provide employes with 16 hours of paid time per calender year to volunteer at approved Union County community partner agencies.



The Employee Assistance Program is open to all employees and their dependents. It is a confidential service provided at no cost to the employees of the County. EAP provides certified counselors who administer assessment and brief therapy to employees who want help with a variety of personal and work-related issues such as stress, parenting concerns, grief, alcohol/drug use, family problems, financial concerns, and work-related problems.


We believe that staying healthy is more than just exercising regularly and eating well. Individual and family discount membership and monthly dues are available to full-time and regular part-time employees through payroll deduction.


The National College Savings Program is open to all employees. The Program is designed to provide certain tax advantages, encourage and facilitate saving to pay the costs of attending eligible institutions.

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