Director of Emergency Operations

Carrollton, Georgia
$61,366 (minimum) to $94,753 (midpoint)
Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Classification Title

Director of Emergency Operations

Division: Business & Finance

Department: VP for Business/Finance

Nature of Work

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, the Emergency Operations Director (the “Director”) is responsible for oversight and administration of the University’s Emergency Management Program and for supporting training and exercise activities in relation to the University’s overall emergency preparedness.
The Director’s ultimate ability to be successful and effective in the area of emergency management will depend critically with the Director’s ability to work collaboratively and as a partner with many offices and departments throughout the University.
The regular hours for this position are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hours may vary due to needs of the University or department and or as an emergency situation arises. Twenty-four hour on-call response will be required to perform emergency management functions and related duties during an emergency. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or a related field. A minimum of five to seven years of emergency management, emergency preparedness, disaster operations response, and workplace safety experience with increasing responsibility. 
• Certificates or coursework in emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation planning, emergency management, disaster resiliency, risk assessment or related topics may be considered as part of the education requirement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.
• Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and leadership skills to supervise, facilitate, motivate and inspire a highly diverse group of employees.
• Follow all written and verbal instructions and ask questions as needed for clarification of projects/tasks/duties/assignments.
• Apply organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
• Demonstrate an ability to make difficult, time-sensitive decisions under stressful conditions
• Operate computers proficiently with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook) and associated professional software. Use assigned technology/devices/equipment to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
• Handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy and tact while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
• Prioritize and perform multiple projects/tasks, meet deadlines/timelines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the University with a high standard of integrity and ethics, in support of the University’s overarching mission and values.

The successful candidate will need to have completed or complete within one year, the following courses through the Emergency Management Institutes (EMI) Independent Study Program or classroom training:

• ICS 100: H.E.
• IS 120a An Introduction to Exercises
• IS 130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
• ICS 200: ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
• ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
• ICS 400: Advanced ICS for Command & General Staff
• IS 230d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
• IS 700: National Incident Management System
• IS 800: National Response Framework: An introduction
• Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEPP) training course
• IS 48: Continuity of Operations Program Manager
• CERT Program Manager Course
• IS 5a: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
• IS 906: Workplace Security Awareness
• IS 907: Active Shooter – What you can do

A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.


Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience within a campus security and or academic institution or community comparable to higher education is preferred.



$61,366 (minimum) to $94,753 (midpoint)


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Given the critical nature of this position to emergency response and recovery, the Director is expected to be available to respond to emergencies or other incidents that may significantly impact the campus including evening, weekend, and extended hours as needed. Arrangements for backup will be made when the Director is away from University on business or personal matters.

The ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Long periods of sitting at times and the ability to move across campus quickly in times of need.


Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify.

A valid driver's license. Operate the University's vehicles safely for campus-related work and meet all insurance-related requirements.


Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

  Posting Detail Information: Posting # S00504P          


Required Applicant Documents: Resume & Cover Letter