Emergency Preparedness Manager

Location
San Mateo
Posted
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


San Mateo County Community College District

Emergency Preparedness Manager

Posting Number: 2014459S

Department: Public Safety DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: 1C0471

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $75,156 (annual) - $95,208 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Manager reports directly to the San Mateo County Community College District Department of Public Safety Director and/or his/her designee(s). The position coordinates with system partners to meet District, state and local requirements for emergency and disaster preparedness activities, performing District emergency preparedness program coordination work at the middle management level, ensuring the safety and security of the college District community and facilities. Under general supervision, the employee trains and schedules staff, and assists management staff in coordinating services, preparing college personnel, students, facilities, and property for emergency preparedness, and recommending corrections to hazardous situations as they arise. Public contact is extensive, and involves students, staff, outside law enforcement and other agency representatives, and the general public for the purpose of providing policy and procedural emergency preparedness within the scope of District services. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve a high volume of minor and occasional major incidents that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can result in loss of employee time, property, and can also impact the safety of persons and the security of property; however, supervisory controls limit the risk of serious consequences. The position is based at the District Public Safety Office; but will travel/drive throughout San Mateo County and the region to attend meetings, assist Department of Public Safety management, and perform other duties of the job.

The Emergency Preparedness Manager will plan, coordinate, and implement comprehensive emergency preparedness programs District-wide, building upon the work already established within the District. The Emergency Preparedness Manager will also work closely with the President's Cabinet of each campus, as well as county and city emergency managers, public safety, environmental and behavioral health program staff and community organizations. This position will also coordinate with regional, state, and federal planning and response partners. The Emergency Preparedness Manager has partial-line and functional management responsibility for a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary program that has District-wide impact. This position is responsible for developing and implementing program goals, objective policies, and priorities and will provide highly complex staff support to senior level management.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in emergency services administration, communications, business, public administration or a related discipline
• Three years of administrative or management experience in emergency preparedness, EMS Agency, emergency management, public safety, or public health
• Completion of Emergency Management Institute courses: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, and IS 800
• Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitivity, constructively and respectfully with people of diverse genders, cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students
• Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software, including MS Office Suite for data entry, modification, and retrieval and to prepare correspondence and other written materials
• Experience in developing strategic direction for emergency and disaster preparedness programs, including implementing policies, procedures, and specialized systems of emergency preparedness programs
• Possession of an American Red Cross First-Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive throughout the District and to off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of California and applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and reporting requirements pertaining to safety, welfare, and emergency preparedness of personnel and property
2. Knowledge of current trends in education, research, training, intervention, prevention, protection, mitigation, response, recovery or related issues; laws, codes, and regulations governing emergency and disaster programs, and knowledge of county, state, and federal legislative developments applicable to contemporary program or service issues, and emergency preparedness resources available in San Mateo County and the State of California
3. Knowledge of and experience in emergency and disaster preparedness programs
4. Skill organizational and fiscal management within a multi-faceted, community-based program setting, involving community resources and public/private services and funding sources; understanding the needs of vulnerable populations during emergencies
5. Skill in coordinating and guiding the actions and movements of others to assure safety in emergencies, drills, and other critical situations that may arise
6. Skill in oral and persuasive communication, including giving clear and concise instructions and directions while displaying a professional command presence
7. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
8. Skill in program management, setting up, and maintaining detailed and confidential computer and manual records
9. Skill in using a variety of computer software to enter, retrieve, and modify data and to prepare correspondence and other written materials; data analysis; attention to detail
10. Skill in quick and appropriate legal responses to crisis situations
11. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a customer service team
12. Ability to train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff; conduct complex event planning; and full scale exercises that are compliant with local, state, and federal guidelines
13. Ability to enlist and mobilize college community support for programs
14. Skill in preparing complex and detailed written reports, program policies, procedures, and contracts
15. Skill in presentations, including concise and effective explanations complex issues
16. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private organizations
17. Ability to create consensus among disparate agencies with competing interests
18. Skill in developing and managing complex grant funded programs
19. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
20. Ability to exercise caution and perform tasks safely in potentially hazardous environments
21. Skill in quick decision making
22. Supervisory experience and skill in coaching for success, training, motivating, and taking corrective action with staff

Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree or above in emergency services administration, communications, business, public administration or a related discipline • Certification as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Master Exercise Practitioner (MEPP) and International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 10/02/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.




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