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Emergency Management Specialist - Emergency Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Emergency Management Planning Specialist

Public Safety: Office of Emergency Management

Regular Full-time, Market Range 07

The University of Tennessee Office of Emergency Management invites applications for the position of Emergency Management Planning Specialist. This position reports to the Director of Emergency Management and is responsible for coordinating and conducting emergency preparedness planning initiatives in support of campus emergency planning to include departmental, venue, and special event planning efforts. Position will facilitate building level emergency action plans. This position will identify training needs, develop and deliver emergency preparedness and management training and provide planning and execution support to campus exercises. This position will manage outreach programs and coordinate closely with Environmental Health and Safety to connect emergency planning efforts with safety initiatives. This position will represent the office of emergency management and perform the duties of emergency operations center manager in the absence of the director.

Position Responsibilities

Coordinates the development and maintenance of building level plans. Provides guidance and expertise specific to emergency planning efforts at the division, college, and department level. Directs execution of emergency preparedness initiatives for campus venues and large events. Provides input and coordination for emergency plans to ensure they are maintained in accordance with the campus emergency management program. Provides guidance and expertise to college/division and department building emergency preparedness efforts to include risk analysis for building level hazards.

Manages the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Program providing training, expertise, and planning support to team members. Coordinates support with Environmental Health and Safety on building level emergency preparedness planning and training. Coordinates campus research continuity and mitigation strategies with Environmental Health and Safety lab safety subject matter experts.

Performs the duties of outreach and training manager. Provides training and exercise development, planning, and execution support for key campus emergency response personnel. Coordinates with external agencies including KEMA and TEMA for preparedness activities. Conducts outreach activities and delivers emergency preparedness training to students, faculty, and staff. Responsible for program design, implementation, and multi-departmental coordination. This includes implementation of new programs intended to improve understanding of emergency preparedness in the campus community.

Serves as the department administrative support responsible for performing general administrative tasks by following policies and procedures like scheduling, event support, supplies and overall logistics. Coordinates updates to the departmental website and intranet.

Serves as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) manager during times of crisis and will oversee the emergency response teams coordination and support of interdisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional, inter-agency coordination to meet response and recovery goals. Makes time sensitive decisions during times of crisis and applies the Incident Command System (ICS) for delegation of decision making and information flow.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public health, or public administration. Substitute a related degree with 2 years emergency management type experience OR a bachelor’s degree in any field and 4 years’ experience working in emergency management OR 6 years’ experience working in emergency management.

    Must have extensive knowledge of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System and the ability to employ those systems in the higher education industry.Skilled at presenting and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders.Completion of FEMA Independent Study Courses 100, 200, 230, 700 & 800Knowledge of or ability to learn the operation and employment of emergency management related software to include mass notification, planning, communications, and emergency operations software and equipment.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Valid driver's license.No felony convictions.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working at an emergency management agency or similar disaster response, emergency planning and preparedness activities as a primary job responsibility in a related industry. Experience operating in an Emergency Operations Center and/or an All Hazards Incident Management Team activated for an emergency. Experience with mass notification software. Experience delivering training and conducting exercises.

    Ability to lead and influence internal and external people/teams both in crisis and during preparation.Completion of FEMA courses IS-120, ICS 300
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to the required minimum qualifications, a resume, and complete contact information for three professional references.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including reduced tuition for employee’s dependents that attend college in the University of Tennessee system.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Emergency Management Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 12, 2024, 6:22:35 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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