Division Manager (Nuclear Safety Administrator II)

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Date:  May 23, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703

Job Requisition ID:  22831

Agency: Emergency Management Agency

Posting Number:  22831

Start Date:  05/24/2023

Closing Date: 06/07/2023

Salary: $9,500 - $12,000 Anticipated monthly salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Agency Excluded 063 


Position Marketiing Statement:

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is seeking to hire a Nuclear Facility Safety Division Manager . This position will formulate division policies, develop, and track budgets, and plan, develop, and administer programs of a highly complex and technical nature to assure the safety of the public from the potential hazards of construction, operation, and maintenance of nuclear facilities. Travels through the State in performance of the duties. If you are interested in joining our team of compassionate and integrity-driven workforce, we invite you to apply for the Nuclear Facility Safety Division Manager with IEMAOHS!


Agency Statement:

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of others? The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMAOHS) is a team of emergency management professionals who support local communities by providing experience, perspective, and resources to help residents prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats, hazards, disasters, or emergencies. IEMAOHS is the leading agency for disasters and emergencies statewide and plays a key role in protecting the health, life, and safety of all Illinoisans.




Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees
earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your
application. Please note that the Emergency Management Agency must verify proof of higher education for
any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the
position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.



Posting Identification Number:  22831


Job Responsibilities


1. With subordinate technical managers, responsible for formulating, implementing, and supervising Nuclear Facility Safety

    professional and technical divisional staff involved with development of specialized nuclear safety programs:
    • Participates in formulation and establishment of divisional policies, priorities, and philosophy.
    • Establishes program objectives, goals, and priorities.
    • Determines operating policies and implementation methods.

2. Serves as full line supervisor:
    • Assigns and reviews work.
    • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
    • Counsels staff regarding work performance.
    • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs.
    • Establishes annual goals and objectives.
    • Approves time off.
    • Adjust first level grievances.
    • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge.
    • Prepares and signs performance evaluations
    • Determines and recommends staffing needs.

3. Reviews progress and activity reports of division staff:
    • Assesses effectiveness of operations and determines need for improvement
    • Develops staff and resource budget and financial tracking requirements

(Job Responsibilities continued)

4. Establishes and administers programs for developing, constructing, testing, operating, calibrating, and maintain

    radiological monitoring equipment and nuclear power station data links to monitor the nuclear facilities in Illinois.
    • Establishes and employs systems to process data received from these sources in the most reliable and efficient

    • Ensures that the operational status and radioactive effluent paths of all nuclear reactors in Illinois are continuously

      monitored by DIVISION personnel

5. Establishes and administers programs of review, inspection, and enforcement at nuclear power facilities, coordinated

    and in conjunction with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), to ensure that these facilities are designed,  

    installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with applicable regulatory standards.

6. Serves as professional consultant to the Nuclear Safety Division Manager and other Agency personnel on complex

    nuclear safety matters pertaining to the areas of responsibility.
    • Directs training for professional/line staff
    • Evaluates Agency programs via the establishment of valid quantitative and qualitative standards of measurement
    • Coordinates special, technical projects and studies, evaluates results, and provide recommendation based upon


7. Travels to perform the duties of assigned team position in support of the Radiological Task Force by preparing for and

    responding to radiological incidents. Remains available for call-back during emergency conditions at nuclear facilities

    and wears a paging device when on-call.

8. Performs other duties as required or assigned that are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, supplemented

    by a master’s degree with coursework in nuclear engineering, health physics, radiochemistry, business or public

    administration, environmental sciences, or related fields. Preference may be given to candidates who possess a

    formal degree.
2. Requires six (6) years of responsible professional experience of which two (2) should be administrative experience

    as manager of either a statewide nuclear, environmental, or radiation safety program or equivalent administrative


Preferred Qualifications

1. Formal degree in nuclear engineering, health physics, environmental sciences, or related field.
2. Four (4) years of administrative experience as a manager of either a statewide nuclear, environmental, or radiation

    safety program or equivalent administrative experience.
3. Four (4) years of experience and working knowledge of radiation or nuclear systems, processes, and effects.
4. Four (4) years of experience working with procedures utilized in human resource management, fiscal, and budgetary

5. Three (3) years of experience in program planning, development, and evaluation methods.
6. There (3) years of experience and thorough knowledge of the organization, functions, and procedures of state and/or

    federal government as it relates to nuclear safety programs.
7. Two (2) years of experience preparing complex and comprehensive technical reports and articles.
8. Two (2) years of experience speaking and presenting to large groups or assemblies concerning Agency policies,

    programs, and objectives.

Employment Conditions

1. Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate. Requires appropriate,

    valid driver’s license.
2. Requires the ability to drive a state-supplied vehicle as needed.
3. Requires the ability to use state-supplied equipment (laptop, mobile phone, etc.)
4. Requires a criminal history check through the Illinois State Police.
5. Requires ability to attend seminars, conferences, and trainings to stay current on methods, tools, ideologies, or

    other industry related topics relevant to the job duties.
6. The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the

    job description.


Work Hours:  8:00a - 4:30p Monday - Friday

Work Location: 1301 Knotts St Springfield, IL 62703-5326

Agency Contact:  EMA.Jobs@illinois.gov

Job Family:  Leadership & Management

Revolving Door:  Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine. 


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