On motion of Mr. , seconded by Mr. , the following ordinance was offered:
SUMMARY NO. 24339 ORDINANCE NO.
An ordinance to create the Department of Public Safety Grants
and Administration and the position of Director of Public Safety
Grants and Administration, and to amend Ordinance No. 13709,
The Executive Pay Plan for employees of Jefferson Parish, to
incorporate a new class of work entitled Director of Public
Safety Grants and Administration, and providing for related
matters. (Parishwide)
WHEREAS, there is a need to create a position within Parish Government
that will develop, monitor, and evaluate the performance of an overarching
framework to enhance public safety; and
WHEREAS, by creating the Department of Public Safety Grants and
Administration and the position of Director of Public Safety Grants and
Administration, the Parish will be able to implement a strategic framework that
will oversee and administer all aspects of emergency preparedness, response,
and recovery in Jefferson Parish, as well as business resiliency initiatives; and
WHEREAS, this position will provide fiscal policy and administrative
oversight on long term strategic plans that integrate budgets, grants,
procurement, personnel, resources, and facility management to enhance the
overall effectiveness of the departments under Operations, which currently
includes Emergency Management, Fire Services, and Telecommunications; and
WHEREAS, this position will work in conjunction with the departments
under Operations and will administer internal systems and controls to ensure
accountability of these departments; and
WHEREAS, this position will direct strategic public safety grant
administration and federal compliance; and
WHEREAS, this position will provide research and technical assistance to
local municipal public safety agencies and volunteer fire departments on
procedural compliance for state and Federal public safety grants; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Human Resource Management conducted
a job evaluation of the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Public Safety
Grants and Administration’s position and recommends the creation of a class of
work entitled Director of Public Safety Grants and Administration. (Parishwide)
THE JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. That Chapter 2. Administration, Article V. Departments of the
Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances be, and is hereby, amended by adding
Division 36. Department of Public Safety Grants and Administration Sec. 516
through 516.2 to read as follows:
Sec. 516. Department of Public Safety Grants and Administration
created.
There is hereby created the Department of Public Safety Grants and
Administration to serve the Parish of Jefferson and to oversee and assist in all
aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery in Jefferson
Parish.
Sec. 516.1. Qualifications, appointment, and salary Director of Public
Safety Grants and Administration.
(a)
Qualifications. The Director of Public Safety Grants and
Administration shall be qualified by education, training, and
administrative and/or management experiences to direct and
coordinate the various purposes for which the office has been
created.
(b)
Appointment. The Director of Public Safety Grants and
Administration shall be appointed by the Parish President with the
approval of the Council.
(c)
Salary. The salary of the Director of Public Safety Grants and
Administration shall be established by the Parish President within
Pay Grade 16 of the Executive Pay Plan.
Sec. 516.2. Duties of the Director of Public Safety Grants and
Administration - Generally.
The Director of Public Safety Grants and Administration’s duties shall
include but are not limited to the following:
(1)
Supervises and oversees the daily operation of the Department of
Public Safety Grants and Administration, including but not limited to
assigning tasks and projects; monitoring and reviewing work; and
evaluating employee performance;
(2)
Develops and monitors department’s budget and approves
expenditures;
(3)
Develops department goals, policies, and procedures and directs
implementation;
(4)
Assists the Parish relative to all emergency preparedness,
response, and recovery programs;
(5)
Develops strategic grant initiatives and provides fiscal policy and
administrative oversight on long term strategic plans to enhance the
overall effectiveness of departments under Operations;
(6)
Researches, writes, and monitors grant procedural requirements to
ensure state and federal compliance and provides project management for
grant awards for departments under Operations;
(7)
Provides funding opportunity notification of Federal grants and
grant guidance to municipal safety agencies and volunteer fire
departments;
(8)
Provides oversight on internal control systems for Homeland
Security Grant Program equipment;
(9)
Collaborates with the Director of Floodplain Management and
Hazard Mitigation to enhance the Parish’s resiliency initiatives;
(10) Attends public safety agency and working group meetings to
enhance the overall public safety and emergency preparedness strategy
throughout Jefferson Parish;
(11) Performs all other duties as required or directed relative to the
successful implementation and operation of the Department of Public
Safety Grants and Administration.
SECTION 2. That Ordinance No. 13709, The Executive Pay Plan be, and
is hereby, amended to incorporate the following new class of work:
Annual Salary Rng.
Class
Pay
Normal
Base
FLSA
Code Title
Grade Min
Max
Hrs/Wk.
Status
708 Director of Public
Safety Grants and
Administration
16
$61,933 - $87,146
35
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SECTION 3. That all other ordinances, or parts thereof in conflict
herewith, are hereby repealed.
The foregoing ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote
thereon was as follows:
YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSENT:
rd
This ordinance was declared to be adopted on the 23 day of September, 2015,
and shall become effective as follows, if signed forthwith by the Parish President,
ten (10) days after adoption, thereafter, upon signature by the Parish President,
or, if not signed by the Parish President upon expiration of the time for
ordinances to be considered finally adopted without the signature of the Parish
President, as provided in Section 2.07 of the Charter. If vetoed by the Parish
President and subsequently approved by the Council, this Ordinance shall
become effective on the day of such approval.
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