Bismarck, ND - The ND Department of Emergency Services announces several staff changes.
Kirk Hagel - Hagel has taken the position of Critical Infrastructure Program Manager. Hagel works closely with private industries in North Dakota to deter, detect, respond, and react to terrorist threats or acts. He is assigned to the State Fusion Center. Hagel previously worked for the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department.
Karen Hilfer - Hilfer recently was promoted from a temporary grants specialist to an Administrative Officer II position in the State Homeland Security grants section. Previously, Hilfer worked for Community Action Partnership in Dickinson, ND where she coordinated the Community Services Block Grant programs.
Sean Johnson - Johnson has accepted the position of Deputy Chief for Recovery and Mitigation. He will assist the section chief manage various hazardous mitigation grant programs. Johnson previously worked as an operations and training officer with the ND National Guard.
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The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities. It administers federal disaster recovery programs and the Homeland Security Grant Program.