Utah State University

Emergency Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/7/2022 5:11 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Business & Finance
University Police
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University seeks a proactive, forward thinking, and thoughtful leader to become the Director of Emergency Management and Planning (Manager SR) to oversee the University's emergency management function. 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 and all statewide campuses (occasional travel to these campuses including Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele, and others); 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: Development, implementation, and evaluation of the USU state-wide campuses Emergency Management/Preparedness programs as well as coordination 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.
  • Advise the Director of Public Safety of all situations that are related to emergency management at all USU statewide campuses.
  • 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.
  • Oversee the Case Containment team (contact tracing) during the pandemic. One manager and 14 part-time and full-time employees. Contact tracing for the university system as well as assist local health departments with contact tracing.
  • Single point of contact for all local health department interactions with all USU campuses across the state. Coordinate the investigation of on campus hot spots and outbreaks. Coordinate and investigate all emergency situations at the direction of the executive director of Public Safety.
  • Supervise two full-time assistant directors of emergency management and two part-time preparedness and planning employees.
  • Participate in public meetings and share information regarding best practices and assist in the development of emergency preparedness plans. Be a liaison for USU with the health community.
  • Other duties may be assigned as directed by the Chief of Police


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 Utah 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.+
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

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;

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Applicant can submit current certifications relevant to position to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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