Program Director of Emergency Management

Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted
Aug 25, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Jobs in this career family provide a safe and secure environment. Functions include police leadership, police operations, police communications, and emergency management.

Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a department or division, including the Development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided. These positions typically supervise others.

The Emergency Manager for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus supports the educational mission of the university by contributing to a safe and secure campus environment in which students, faculty and staff may work, learn and conduct research. This position exercises ongoing leadership and oversight of the Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Health and Safety division of Public Safety for the UCCS Campus and other off campus locations. Expert judgment to tailor known theory, principles and concepts to create new and site specific strategies and processes that match the specific circumstances and needs each location. To accomplish this, duties require the analysis of complex interrelationships between multiple governmental and academic institutions and application of known and established theory to design and develop strategies, programs, guidelines and processes that support the mission of the University and its partners. This position must exercise expert judgement to implement strategies and processes that assess the impacts of significant natural or human caused events such as mass casualty, chemical, biological, radiological exposures, flood, fire, bombing, domestic terrorism, or other explosion, civil unrest, major winter storms, or serious utility outage. Conduct analysis and develop guidelines, plans and recommendations designed to mitigate the lasting impacts of these events to the campuses. Develop guidelines and programs to assist campus constituencies with preparation of emergency and continuity of operations planning and provides regular training and briefings to facilitate the planning process. Serve as a liaison between campus constituencies and local agencies; provide training to University faculty, staff, researchers and students in response plans, Incident Command System, results of hazard analysis, and recovery plans through emergency simulation and tabletop exercises. Identify emergency recovery cost accounting requirements for tracking and reimbursement purposes; develop, implement, and manage plans to facilitate the integration of the University Emergency Operations Center Leadership Team into the campus and regional emergency management system. Seek to obtain Department of Homeland Security and other resources to increase the safety and security of the University and perform related duties as assigned or required.

Job Duties:


  • Uses expert judgment to establish best practice strategies and process to apply theory, principles, conceptual models and professional standards to develop, implement and manage new processes for the preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery to all hazards. This analysis will assess the potential impacts based on geographical location of significant natural or human caused events such as mass casualty, chemical, biological, radiological exposures, flood, fire, bombing, domestic terrorism, or other explosion, civil unrest, major winter storms, or serious utility outage. Use expert judgement to tailor the strategy to identify operational response and Continuity of Operations issues. Develop plans and recommendations designed to mitigate the lasting impacts to the campus based on data gathered from vulnerability studies and loss histories of similarity situated institutions or entities.
  • Maintain active liaison with campus constituencies at the various locations, conducting the development of site specific strategies and processes that result in emergency and continuity of operations plans. Develop a network of organizational planners and provide regular training and briefings to facilitate the planning process. Actively participate in South Central Region decision-making activities and provide leadership for regional emergency preparedness activities and organizations by participating on boards, committees, and other professional organizations. Negotiate University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus participation in regional activities conducted and sponsored by outside agencies.
  • Design strategy, systems, processes, guidelines, rules and standards to develop, implement and manage the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus emergency communications plan. Analyze theory, principles, conceptual models and processes to develop purchasing criteria for the acquisition off the necessary communications software, hardware, services and other tools to implement the plan.

Job Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge of creating strategies and processes for site specific emergency and continuity of operations planning.
  • Expert knowledge of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery principles and emergency planning techniques.
  • The ability to develop, maintain, train on, and exercise emergency plans.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to design, host and facilitate stakeholder presentations.
  • Ability to identify and deliver appropriate training to the higher education community.
  • Ability to interface with key constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic and tactical planning skills.
  • Research and report writing skills.
  • Training and education techniques.
  • Ability to interpret technical information.
  • General computer skills.
  • The ability to coordinate diverse work units and to manage multiple projects and priorities.

For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $68,500 - $78,500

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Qualifications


Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to train and educate others effectively in both small and large group settings.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Meet eligibility requirements for Colorado Emergency Management Association or similar association.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for International Association of Emergency Managers certification
  • A graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Familiarity with NIMS and Emergency Operations Center functions
  • Familiarity with medical or other emergency response organizations and how they respond to emergencies.
  • At least three years of experience in managing emergency preparedness programs
  • Experience working with highly diverse and wide ranging groups (i.e. faculty, students, staff, parents).
  • •Completion of the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by September 8, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.



Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)



Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40121 - AVCAF-PoliceOperations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 24, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Clay Garner

Posting Contact Email: cgarner@uccs.edu

Position Number: 00412302

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