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Emergency Management Coordinator

Columbus State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Emergency Management Coordinator

Job ID: 263379
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Summary

The Emergency Management Coordinator plays an important role in the Command Staff of the Columbus State University's Police Department. Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for oversight and administration of the University's Emergency Management Program and for supporting training and exercise activities concerning the University's overall emergency preparedness. The Coordinator's ultimate ability to be successful and effective in the area of emergency management will depend critically on the Coordinator'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 the needs of the University and the Police Department. 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.


Program Planning-35%
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement the University's Emergency Operations and Business Continuity Plans and Protocols and all Functional or Incident Specific Plans.
  • Assess programmatic needs as well as the needs of our students, faculty, and staff for any specific emergency.
  • Build relationships with local, regional, and state agencies to improve interdepartmental cooperation in emergencies.
  • Ensure and oversee the development of regular Emergency Preparedness Training, Exercise, and Community Education Programming. Where appropriate and feasible, exercises will incorporate local, regional, and state partners.
  • Ensure and oversee the University's After-Action Program as a component of all exercises and actual incident response to document and track potential deficiencies or capacity development opportunities, and to incorporate them into Corrective Action Plans.

Program Management-25%
  • Ensure the University's adoption and implementation of relevant best practices concerning emergency management, including utilization of the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System as recommended by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and the Department of Education.
  • Collaborate and work as a partner with other departments on campus to identify, make recommendations, and implement a training and exercise program that is derived from the University Emergency Operations Plan and reflect best practices within the University's higher education peer group. Track corrective actions that arise from training, drills, other exercises, and actual incidents.
  • Identify systems and operational problems, proposes solutions, and work to build consensus.
  • Develop outreach materials to educate community members and campus visitors on Emergency Preparedness and maintain the Emergency Preparedness website. Interface with faculty, staff, and students to ensure planning, coordination, and community buy-in.

Committees/Professional Development-25%
  • Attend and present materials at relevant emergency preparedness conferences, meetings, and similar events to develop relationships with other relevant outside agencies and with other colleges and universities in the region.
  • Present emergency preparedness lectures/training at the request of faculty and staff.
  • Emergency Response / Emergency Operations Center Activation 24-hour, on-call response to perform emergency management functions and related duties during an emergency, including serving as Emergency Coordinator in the University's Emergency Operations Center.
  • Participate as an expert in the development and maintenance of the University's emergency response capability for biological, radiological, and chemical spills and serve as the liaison to fire departments.

Ensure necessary EOC-related equipment is kept in inventory, calibrated, and periodically tested. -15%

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management or a related field and five 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, and risk assessment or related topics; and a valid driver's license with a clean driving record.

The successful candidate 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 keen attention to detail; a demonstrated an ability to make difficult, time-sensitive decisions under stressful conditions; operate computers proficiently with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, and 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 promptly, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Emergency Management preferred.
  • Experience within campus security and or academic institution or community comparable to higher education is preferred.
  • Completion of or training in FEMA ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training courses or a combination of related courses.

    Proposed Salary

    The annualized salary range for this position is $55,723 - $61,314 and includes full benefits.

    Required Documents to Attach
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • List of References
    • Transcripts

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

    Conditions of Employment

    A background check, including criminal history, will be conducted for a prospective employee.

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  • Organization

    Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

    The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

    Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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