UHN Announces Opening for Emergency Management Director – EXTENDED!

United Houma Nation

400 Monarch Drive

Houma, LA  70364



NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING:                                         Updated:  February 23, 2024

The United Houma Nation currently has one (1) vacant employment position.  The announcement has been extended until end of the day Friday, March 8, 2024 or until filled.


Interested applicants should submit resumes, cover letters, and employment applications to the above address by the deadline unless otherwise extended.  The UHN also requests all interview candidates to complete an employment application; therefore, it is strongly recommended applicants to submit all requested documents in advance of the process.  Resumes, cover letters, and applications can also be hand delivered.  Emailed applications and resumes are the least preferred option of receipt.  Any application information emailed must be sent with the email title of the position you are applying for and your name (ie, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR – YOUR NAME) sent to [email protected].

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  March 8, 2024



This is a key management position responsible for effective development, implementation and administration of the United Houma Nation (UHN) Tribal Emergency Management Plan. Provides for management direction and accountability ensuring efficiency of operations, effective administration and quality service delivery, inclusive of partnering with entities of local, state and federal disaster and emergency management systems. Coordinates and implements emergency management programs, projects, activities, and response plans for natural and man-made catastrophic incidents that could threaten the safety and welfare of the residents of the UHN’s six-parish service areas: Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemines. Responsible to assist administration with FEMA public assistance claims, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities. Advises to the UHN and other local and state partners on matters pertaining to catastrophic emergency incidents. The purpose of emergency management is to preserve the safety and welfare of all life, property and environment as practical.

Position requires hands-on direction and leadership pre, during, and post emergency incidents.

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. A) Preferred Bachelor’s Degree or Certification in Emergency Management and at least five years supervisory employment experience as an Emergency Manager, with National Incident Management (NIMS) training and Incident Command System (ICS) certification.
  2. B) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Safety, Natural Resources supervisory and/or significant prior direct administrative experience in overseeing emergency operations.

Position is full-time based in Houma, Louisiana.  Position requires travel.  Salary range is $60,000 – $78,000 and will be dependent upon experience.

Click Employment Application to access the United Houma Nation Employment Application.


The UHN practices Indian preference in hiring qualified candidates.