Director of Emergency Management and Planning
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: AVCEEHC - 230110
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002448
Position Summary: The Director of Emergency Management and Planning is a senior-level position that is responsible for directing and coordinating disaster planning and preparedness for the University. This position develops, implements, and coordinates the University's Emergency Plan; serves as primary emergency management liaison with campus, local, state, and federal officials; trains top-level administrators on disaster response and compliance; coordinates and serves as expert on funding issues related to disasters; oversees the University's emergency communications systems; and maintains the campus Emergency Operation Center. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Safety and Risk Management. Primary duties include: (1) Emergency Planning and Strategy: Develop, implement, and coordinate the University Emergency Plan in conjunction with other division and campus personnel. Streamline emergency planning efforts across University departments and develop a single point of reference for dissemination of this information. Revise and continually maintain the campus Emergency Plan, an all-hazards plan used in the event of a natural disaster or human-made incident, ensuring that it meets National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards. Coordinate with campus departments to develop and revise emergency policies, ensuring that those policies are congruent with the overall campus Emergency Plan, including plans to evacuate from large campus venues. Collaborate with University Emergency Response Officials (ERO) to maintain current contact information and revise ERO policies and procedures as needed. Ensure the campus meets all legal requirements with regard to emergency planning and preparedness. Establish and maintain a repository of all University emergency-related plans and policies using the University's ERO website. Work closely with the University Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) to ensure consistent emergency planning processes. (2) Campus Liaison and Outreach: Provide briefings and input to University leadership and key designated officials on emergency planning and disaster events. Serve as the primary campus representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); coordinate FEMA disaster relief applications by the campus. Represent the University in negotiations and communications with federal, state, and local officials on emergency matters; serve as the University's primary representative on the Orange County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). (3) Training and Compliance: Develop training for top-level administrators on campus, including training in responsibilities of disaster response for policy makers and key management staff. Work with other emergency management experts to conduct and coordinate table top exercises to include the participation of those individuals who have a role in the campus Emergency Plan, campus entities that have accreditation exercise requirements, and local emergency response agencies. (4) Systems Oversight: Serve as the acknowledged campus expert on emergency disaster response operations, and be available at all times. Oversee the University's emergency communication system, Alert Carolina. Lead an advisory team to conduct an after action review of all Alert Carolina emergency notifications. Conduct a bi-annual review of the Alert Carolina System Protocols. Make recommendations on Alert Carolina system upgrades. (5) Emergency Operations: Maintain the campus Emergency Operation Center (EOC), ensuring the proper functioning of all electrical equipment and storage of adequate supplies, and assist as needed with the maintenance of the Mobile Command Center to ensure its field readiness at all times. Serve as EOC manager during activation. Coordinate and facilitate critical incident debriefings as prescribed in the campus Emergency Plan, and produce an after action report for all such incidents.
Application Deadline: 04/21/2017
Education Requirements: Advanced degree strongly preferred. A bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, public health, planning, or a related field with significant prior experience in position of comparable scope and complexity.
Qualification and Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience in emergency planning, public safety, or directing programs or operations of a similar nature. FEMA or other disaster training is desirable. The ideal candidate will be financially and technologically savvy, innovative, customer-focused, and a collaborative leader. Other qualifications include: Strong leadership skills; ability to integrate strategies and network and coordinate services with a broad range of participants; understanding of the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, legal concepts, and interpretations relative to emergency operations; familiarity with FEMA application and documentation procedures; experience leading knowledgeable subject matter experts, and developing staff; experience leading change management, both from an organizational/structural and technical/system perspective; strong organizational skills; exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills; coalition building and collaboration skills; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and collaborative decision making in the workplace. This position requires on-call work and the ability to be available on short notice for emergency situations. During activation of the Emergency Operation Center, relocation or visits to emergency or disaster sites on campus may be required during response and recovery operations.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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