Utah State University

Director of Emergency Management (Manager SR)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/18/2023 6:55 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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Public Safety
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Public Safety at Utah State University seeks a proactive, forward thinking, and thoughtful leader to become the Director of Emergency Management 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 will: develop plans for the response to and preparedness for incidents and events at the University, USU Eastern, and its Statewide Campuses (occasional travel to these campuses will be required); develop, organize, and administer the University Emergency Response Plans; review, coordinate, and update information requirements contained in the University Emergency Response Plans; coordinate with University departments 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 Coordination 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 Management. 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree AND five (5) 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)
  • Three (3) years’ experience in upper management
  • 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 attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


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