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Oregon Statewide Interoperability Program - Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)

Posted: 4/26/2022
Salary: $5,698 - $8,403
Location: Salem, OR

Job Description:

What You Will Do
Provide project management, research, and policy development leadership to support the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), who manages interoperability efforts across the state of Oregon. Works with the SWIC and intragovernmental partners to develop and update the emergency response and support plans and procedures (ESF-2) for the Statewide Interoperability Program. Provide expertise in policy and operational aspects of interoperability to statewide partners and stakeholders who will be implementing interoperability plans and policies at agency and local levels.  Provide expertise and assistance to partners and stakeholders with the development of agency/internal policies and procedures related to interoperability and emergency communications. Monitor the progress of plan and policy implementation and adjust as necessary to ensure proper implementation of project, gauge effectiveness of plans and policies and draft changes.

Position will provide support to the State Interoperability Executive Council; implementing aspects of the State Communications Interoperability Plan; analyzing and evaluating current and emerging emergency communications programs. Specifically, it will: serve as the primary staff support for the SIEC Strategic Planning and Partnership Committees; assist with assessing and identifying training needs for the development and implementation of a Training and Exercise program to certify communications unit leaders and technicians for field operations; assist with annually updating the operational logistics and policy aspects of two or three of the six regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans; foster relationships with and between public safety and emergency communications organizations; foster and support the development of regional interoperability groups; support the OR-Alert Governance Committee and its associated working groups.

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The Benefits of Joining Our Team
The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

What We Are Looking For
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science, or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Candidates who are the most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • General understanding of the components and life cycle of major elements of a public safety communications system
  • Understanding of operability and interoperability of public safety communications systems
  • Knowledge of developing and reviewing public safety mission critical policies, plans, and procedures
  • Knowledge of developing and implementing strategic plans and project management
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience presenting projects and solutions for technical and operational communications issues to a non-technical audience.
  • General knowledge of the principles, practice, concepts, methods, techniques, operational requirements, standards, tools, materials, and equipment used in the development, design, operation, and maintenance of voice and data communication systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and web site management.
  • Experience in the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Advanced public speaking skills. Ability to give effective presentations in front of large audiences, agency executives and staff.  Works well independently and in teams
  • Completion of ICS 300 and ICS 400
  • Leadership/project management experience in alerts and warnings, public safety radio, public safety broadband, and/or 911.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Working knowledge of the federal, state, and local rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the operability and interoperability of public safety voice and data communications systems.
  • Experience working with statewide or regional Interoperability groups, public safety associations, or other similar groups.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

How to Apply

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

  • Current State of Oregon employees - You must apply through your employee Workday account. At the time of application, please attach your current cover letter and resume
  • External Applicants - Please visit the State of Oregon job opportunities web-page to submit your application for the position, which includes your current cover letter and resume