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Senior Program Manager of Disaster Preparedness

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Sr. Program Manager of Disaster Preparedness with minimum direction from the Associate Director of Corporate Security, plans, develops, coordinates and directs the work of implementing and maintaining a comprehensive emergency management and disaster program, including budgeting development and monitoring: develops policies and procedures for emergency management programs; administers plan modification, outreach, training and reporting activities; coordinates information distribution in correlation with Corporation Relations, Government Affairs and Human Resources related to the community/site preparedness; and performs related duties as required.  Ongoing development of methods, strategies and initiative for enhancing effectiveness, reducing costs, improving site support of disaster and emergency on or off campus.  Principle contributor in developing tabletop exercises, functional exercises and lessons learn to continuously improve response efforts and program effectiveness.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the principle advisor with limited supervision on all administrative management matters associated with site disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery operations as it relates to protecting life safety, environment and campus infrastructure.
  • Accountable for initiating plans, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates disaster preparedness and awareness functions to ensure that the organizational goals and Roche directives are met on time and on budget. Assist in coordinating capital expense projects planning among several organizations both internal and external.  Applies discretion to independently address issues and resolve problems regarding organizational, response and program maintenance issues.
  • When disaster strikes, responsibilities include coordination of response efforts from day to day operations to large-scale disasters.  Will manage limited staff members during and after the emergency event regarding the mitigation, response and recovery phases.  Assist with the management of the emergency operations center (EOC), which could climb to as many as 10 staff members of a cross functional team.  Will have the primary responsibility of assessing life safety, search & rescue efforts, primary search operations, evacuation duties, assessing exposures, efforts needed to confine the emergency to its origin, and extinguishment operations if fire agencies are delayed in responding.
  • Responsible for public awareness initiatives ranging from safety talks, safety fairs, PowerPoint presentations, print materials, web campaigns, annual exit drills, and tabletop exercises. Responsible for presenting to business groups and organizations preparing for disaster and business continuity plans.
  • Design and implement the sites preposition disaster storage container (PPDS) program.
  • Initiate and implement the gCERT program, which recruits, retains, train and equipping approximately 800 volunteer employees as emergency responders.


  • Master Degree in Disaster Management (preferred), Bachelor Science in Disaster Management, Emergency Management and/or the equivalent of 10 years full time professional level experience in coordinating, planning, budgeting, and procedure development with an emergency services or disaster program including at least five years of providing lead direction or supervision.
  • Certified training in the areas of local, state or federal Emergency Management and/or community preparedness in is highly desirable.
  • Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; work under highly stressful conditions for extended periods of time and wear appropriate safety equipment during times of an emergency.  Able to work with a wide diverse group of people.
  • Capable of interfacing/coordinating with wide variety of internal and external customers and key stakeholders.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and capabilities.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills are essential as well is fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Must have completed the following training courses: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and California Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS).
  • Must have Emergency Operation Center practices and methods of operation.
  • Must be analytical, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy or timeliness.  Ability to analyze problems quickly, identifies causative factors, and applies actions to effectively resolve current, and prevent recurrences of problem conditions.
  • Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to Local, State, and Federal, regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to use personal computer and associated word processing, database ad graphic presentation software.
  • Must be knowledgeable in virtual emergency operations center (VEOC) operations and mass communication functions and procedures.
  • Must understand the principles and practices of program planning, organization, budgeting and administration.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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