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Matt Marheine, Plans & Training Section Director
503-378-2911, x22239
This position oversees and directs the integration and coordination of diverse programmatic Federal Department of Homeland Security grants and ensures that emergency "all-hazard" plans and programs for state government and local jurisdictions are developed, coordinated, and maintained for response to an emergency or disaster in Oregon.  The "all-hazard" environment includes potential natural, technological, terrorism, and national defense emergencies or disasters.  The program affects every jurisdiction and citizen in Oregon by providing the  infrastructure for the statewide emergency services system through the direct management of the federal grant programs.
Vacant, Domestic Preparedness Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22226
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Is the states terrorism coordinator to manage grants; develop, train, and exercise plans, procedures, and programs that improve the capability of state and local governments to effectively respond to a terrorist event. The purpose is to assist and coordinate the actions of local government officials, department heads, and local experts in the emergency management field to manage the consequences of terrorist threats and events.  These capabilities are inherently vital to guide local planners and managers to preclude and/or lessen the effects of terrorist threats and events to save human life, and protect property during an actual disaster event.
Jim Adams, Domestic Preparedness Trainer
503-378-2911, x22232
This position assists and coordinates the actions of local government officials, state agencies, and local experts in the emergency management field to attend training as set forth in the DHS Grant Program and the Oregon EMP.  These capabilities are inherently vital to guide local emergency managers, elected officials, and responders to preclude and/or lessen the effects of, save human life, and protect property during an actual catastrophic disaster event.  By training, emergency response decision makers prepare their agencies to manage resources, conduct evacuations, establish shelters and mass care, to alert and inform the public, and to recover from disasters and emergencies resulting from terrorist incidents.
Kelly Jo Craigmiles, Exercise/Training Officer
503-378-2911, x22246
This position functions under the Plans and Training Section and provides functional direction and overall monitoring of Oregon Emergency Management’s Training Program and Exercise Program within FEMA’s EMPG Program and the DHS/ODP Program; provides guidance to local and state agencies regarding these programs; interprets, monitors, and insures compliance in accordance with established federal guidelines; develops and operationally manages the budgets for the Training and Exercise Programs; monitors and approves local and state training, exercise, and CERT/Citizen Corps grant proposals; develops, implements, and monitors agency Training and Exercise Program  grants; and maintains records and submits reports for federal and state government.  This position works directly with state agencies, private business, and public and private community groups to provide training and exercise expertise.
Douglas Jimenez, Domestic Preparedness Exercise Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22255
This position assists and coordinates the actions of local government officials, state agencies, and local experts in the emergency management field to attend exercises as set forth in the DHS Grant Program and the Oregon EMP.  These exercises are inherently vital to guide local emergency managers, elected officials, and responders to preclude and/or lessen the effects of, save human life, and protect property during an actual catastrophic disaster event.  By exercising, emergency response decision makers prepare their agencies to manage resources, conduct evacuations, establish shelters and mass care, to alert and inform the public, and to recover from disasters and emergencies resulting from terrorist incidents
Vacant, Domestic Preparedness Planner
503-378-2911, x22233
 
This position has the responsibility to write and maintain the State Emergency Management Domestic Preparedness Plan and Annexes.  It directs and coordinates with other State agencies the development of their plans and responsibilities as outlined in Oregon’s Emergency Management Plan. It ensures local agency terrorism plans are developed and kept current and in compliance with all applicable Federal and State policy guidance.  This position also monitors and provides technical assistance to Local Emergency Managers. This is the State of Oregon’s National Incident Management (NIMS) Point of Contact, and is responsible to maintain records of compliance for Oregon jurisdictions, as well as providing ongoing technical assistance and training on NIMS. This person works closely with OEM’s grants management team.  It is the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) project lead.  This position also actively participates in National-level working groups to develop documents that support planning guidance and policy implementation.
Sidra Metzger-Hines, DHS Grants Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22251
The purpose of this job/position is to monitor, provide technical assistance, and evaluate statewide activities of grant funded programs awarded to state and local units of government whose focus is toward state and urban area homeland security.  This position assures federal and state laws, rules, and procedures that govern the establishment and administration of the grant programs are met and complied with.
Chuck Perino, Planner
503-378-2911, x22252
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This position serves as a planner with the Plans and Training Section and also serves as a County Liaison Officer for the Eastern Region of the State.   This position also participates in the Human Services Program when the agency has a presidentially declared disaster.  This position also serves as a Duty Officer.
Beverly Hall, Receptionist
503-378-2911, x22223
This position serves as the agency receptionist and provides direct support to the Section Director for Plans and Training.  This position also provides support to the agency’s training program, the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, the Drought Council and the Oregon Emergency Response System Council (OERS).
Tracy Miller, Domestic Preparedness Program Assistant
503-378-2911, x22253
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This position will monitor and coordinate the execution of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Program, the Oregon Emergency Management Plan (EMP), the State’s Emergency Management Training Program, the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and state guidance to local and state government agencies regarding these programs.  This position oversees and provides direct administrative and grant support for the Division´s Domestic Preparedness Coordinator and other program staff.  Acts as Administrative Assistant to the Section Director of the Plans and Training Section and the Domestic Preparedness Coordinator.
Althea Rizzo, Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22237
This position serves as the agency’s Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Coordinator and is part of the Plans and Training Section.  This position works with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), the Oregon State Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC), National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, Western Seismic Safety Policy Council (WSSPC), and Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW).
Vacant, OpsCenter Program Analyst
503-378-2911,
x22399
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This position is the statewide support for the enhancement and implementation of OpsCenter, the States crisis management software, specialized database and internet based communication system for use in disaster response and recovery operations throughout the State.  This position is responsible for the coordination of a statewide approach to utilizing and implementing OpsCenter, with the current and future system infrastructure to facilitate data sharing and interoperable communications network for Oregon’s 36 counties and the States Oregon Emergency Response agencies.