Utah State University

  • Program Coordinator SR (Director of Emergency Management and Planning)

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/19/2019 5:49 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Program Management & Support
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Business & Finance
    University Police
    Advertised Salary
    Negotiable based on experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State University seeks a proactive, forward thinking, and thoughtful leader to become the Director of Emergency Management and Planning to oversee the University's emergency management. Director level leadership experience in a complex, diverse organization and the capacity to develop collaborative community and institutional relationships is essential. Under the leadership of the Executive Director of Public Safety, the Director of Emergency Management and Planning will: develop plans for the response to and preparedness for incidents and events at the University, USU Eastern, and its Regional Campuses (occasional travel to these campuses will be required); develop, organize, and administer the University Emergency Response Plan; review, coordinate, and update information requirements contained in the University Emergency Response Plan; coordinate with University safety and risk management functions for programs, interventions, and operations specified within the University Emergency Response Plan.


    Emergency Management and Planning: responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the campus-wide Emergency Management/Preparedness programs as well as coordinate with Community Emergency Services as they relate to the University and the establishment of a viable campus Emergency Operations Center. Responsible for the validation of campus efforts in instruction, certifications, documentation, and selection of materials and supplies with designated federal and state emergency management/preparedness agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and State of Utah Emergency Services. Assist with the development and implementation of the campus-wide Business Continuity Plan including planned exercises for the evaluation of its effectiveness.


    Training and Instructional Program Monitoring: Assist with the coordination and evaluation of the University Health and Safety training and instructional programs in the areas of Emergency Management/Preparedness and Operational Continuity. Coordinate, oversee, and evaluate emergency preparedness trainings, including for man-made and natural disaster emergencies.


    Continuity of Operations Planning: Assist with the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of a business continuity framework for campus that identifies departmental key responsibilities, functions, and assets essential to operational continuity. Work with university central Public Relations and Marketing to promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers. Participates in university-wide committees to establish customer service and administrative plans and policies related to Emergency Management.
    Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.


    This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.



    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university OR five (5) years of experience in emergency management, public safety, security or a related field;
    • Experience with disaster planning, emergency management, or emergency preparedness;
    • Proficient with email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software;
    • Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS);
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, and effective communication skills (written and speaking);
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present professional reports.
    • Have or be able to obtain a valid UT driver's license, clean driving history and ability to be insured; and
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, and commitment to equity and inclusion.



    Highly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree from an accredited college/university AND three (3) years of experience in emergency management, public safety, security or a related field;
    • Completion of or training in FEMA ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training courses (or combination of courses)
    • Conflict management and resolution skills;
    • Experience in coordinating and providing emergency management training;
    • Experience in grant writing;
    • Planning and evaluating programs. Experience with, leading, and implementing an Incident Command System (ICS);
    • Knowledge of the Clery Act and reporting requirements;
    • Demonstrated customer service skills;



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

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Resume To be uploaded to the applicant profile

    2. Cover letter

    3. Applicant can submit current certifications relevant to position to be uploaded to the applicant profile


    Please do not attach cover letter. You will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application. 


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


    Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

    Advertised Salary

    Negotiable based on experience, plus excellent benefits


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