Exercise and Training Coordinator

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Law Enforcement/Security
Functional Areas: Infrastructure & Sustainability
Department: University of Colorado Police Department
Requisition Number: 14907
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 13-Jan-2019

Job Summary

The Exercise and Training Coordinator will support the projects and objectives of the University of Colorado Boulder Emergency Management Unit. The Exercise and Training Coordinator will serve as the unit’s lead coordinator for the development and delivery of all training through the Emergency Management Unit. This coordinator will also conduct, coordinate and write all After Action Reports / Improvement Plans (AAR/IP). This position is also responsible for the maintenance of the multi-year training and exercise plan (MYTEP) and management of the Emergency Management Operations group (EMOG).

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Development and maintenance of a Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan (MYTEP)

  • Working with university stakeholders and external partners, establish and implement a multi-year training and exercise plan (MYTEP) that addresses the gaps identified in the capabilities assessment, builds upon already-established capabilities, and utilizes existing local and regional training opportunities.

Develop, Conduct, and Coordinate Emergency Management Training

  • Using the MYTEP, develop a training schedule that lays the foundation for building campus response and recovery capabilities.
  • Coordinate training with local partners and conduct multi-agency, multi-disciplinary training courses.
  • Identify courses to host or attend, either locally or out-of-state.
  • Develop new courses or tailor existing courses to apply to higher education emergency management.

Design and Conduct Emergency Management Exercises

  • Use the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model for exercise design, conduct, and evaluation, develop exercises to establish and build capabilities according to the MYTEP.
  • Exercises may span the HSEEP progressive approach and include seminars, workshops, tabletops, games, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises.
  • Conduct debriefs and after-action reviews of incidents, events, and exercises.

Write After-action Reports and Improvement Plans

  • Analyze exercise evaluations, after-action review notes, and participant feedback to develop after-action reports and improvement plans with recommendations for correction and development.

Coordinate the Emergency Management Operations Group (EMOG)

  • Schedule and facilitate nine EMOG meetings per year, coordinate EMOG training and exercises to prepare the group for campus emergency response roles.
  • Work with the Emergency Management unit to develop tools, guides, procedures, etc. to better equip EMOG members to effectively respond to campus emergencies.

Capabilities Assessment

  • Conduct a periodic assessment of the university’s abilities to effectively respond to major incidents and emergencies.
  • Identify and plan for gaps in capabilities.

Event Support

  • Assist the Events Management unit plan for special events, ready event safety and security systems, and implement plans during the special event.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated salary range starts at $45,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field; or year for year experience may be substituted for the educational experience.
  • A valid Colorado driver’s license or the ability to obtain a Colorado driver’s license.

What You Will Need

  • Skills in analysis and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare and present professional reports and program materials.
  • Demonstrated use of strong communications kills, ability to remain calm, professional and functional during stressful circumstances, willingness to work as a team member.
  • The ability to collect, organize, retain, analyze and produce information related to emergency management.
  • Experience in emergency management or Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model.
  • Experience in coordination with large organizations with multiple priorities.
  • Experience interacting with representatives of government, volunteer organizations, public officials, and business and community organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Ability to work independently, and prioritize work assignments and resources.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, ad Microsoft Office products.
  • The ability to use technology to work and communicate, and the ability to assist in developing strategies for the use of technologies such as: online collaboration tools, video conferencing, etc.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Certificates in HSEEP and AAR/IP development.
  • Experience working on a higher education campus with a campus based population.
  • Experience working as a full time staff member of an emergency management agency.
  • Familiarity with Emergency Operations Center Functions and experience working in an Emergency Operations Center and an Incident Command Post during real world incidents.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
1.A current resume. 2.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 1/13/19 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated "essential services." The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/8/2018
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