Emergency and Business Continuity Manager

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, California
$80,388 to $113,172 / yr.
Aug 18, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Emergency and Business Continuity Manager


Saddleback College

Initial Screening Date 09/05/2017


Pay Range: 10 - at $80,388 to $113,172 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Plan, develop, implement, maintain and perform oversight of the College’s comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency Response Training Program, including emergency preparedness, emergency response and business continuity plans and programs; enable the campus to recognize and respond to emergencies effectively; manage incidents and implement a business continuity plan to expediently restore campus to full operation; coordinate and update plans; conduct training and drill activities for a variety of identified responders and response levels including, but not limited to, classroom training, table top drills, functional exercises and full deployment drills.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives direction from the Chief of Police or other designee of the President.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over staff as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and rules, including the State Education Code. 

Capabilities of computer applications, systems and hardware used in the field of emergency services management. 

• Community colleges and their function in higher education. 

Contract negotiation and compliance.

Correct English usage, grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. 

Critical issues and problems affecting community colleges. 

Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, courtesy and diplomacy. 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance. (Preferred but not required.)

Local newspaper, radio, television and other communications media resources. 

Missions, goals and policies of the district, the college and its president. 

Objectives and interests of employee, student, and business/industry organizations and community groups impacting the district and its colleges. 

Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including information systems, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software. 

Organization, functions and inter-relationships of various operating units of the college. 

Organizational and time management skills. 

Principles of organization and management, including training and supervision. 

Principles, procedures, methods and techniques required to establish and maintain positive external and internal relations. 

Principles and procedures of business administration.

Solid understanding of emergency operations in a higher education setting.


Ability to:

• Anticipate and react independently and promptly to emergency situations; assess emergency conditions, establish priorities and issue appropriate orders/action to trained responders quickly and accurately. 

Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Be flexible to changing conditions and needs of the College.

Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 

Determine solutions and formulate recommendations. 

Develop and evaluate data. 

Develop and maintain internal communications programs to keep faculty and staff informed.

Direct staff and colleagues toward successful completion of program goals and objectives. 

Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others. 

Exercise initiative, discretion and critical judgment.

Formulate goals and objectives and expect to be evaluated upon them.

Initiate and manage timely and effective responses to emergency situations on campus. 

Interact with District personnel, students and the public in planning and conducting emergency services and activities. 

Interface, work and communicate with people of varied backgrounds and at all levels.

Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

Learn the missions, goals and policies of the District, College and the President.

Maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

Meet schedules and timelines. 

Multi-task and delegate assignments to others effectively.

Operate a computer using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook, the Internet and a database accounting system.

Organize existing resources to perform work effectively.

Perform mathematical concepts, probability and statistical inference. 

Perform and/or train others in emergency training drills.

Perform work in a motivated, flexible and creative manner. 

Plan to meet established and flexible timelines. 

Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and evaluate a comprehensive community college emergency services program. 

Prepare and present effective speeches and oral and written reports, correspondence and presentations on complex topics related to assignment.

Prepare effective reports, correspondence and presentations.

Read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. 

Recognize critical elements of problems.

Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, patience, diplomacy and courtesy. 

Respect lines of communication.

Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 

Speak and write effectively. 

Train, motivate, develop, supervise, direct and evaluate the work of others. 

Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

Understand dynamics of developing and implementing the college’s emergency response program and its relationship with City, County and national emergency agencies.

Understand emergency operations in a community college setting.

Understand priorities and meet deadlines.

Work as a team member.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration, Emergency Management or in a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable but not required.



A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in disaster preparedness, emergency management or emergency preparedness, or equivalent combination of education and experience, including demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for all levels of emergencies and training staff in those procedures.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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