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Manager, Emergency Preparedness

Institution name: Missouri State University

Title: Manager, Emergency Preparedness

Job location: MO

Job category: Command/Supervisory Staff positions


Posting date: 2022-07-27 00:00:00

End date: 2022-08-27 00:00:00


The Manager, Emergency Preparedness directs the Emergency Management program of Missouri State University. The Manager, Emergency Preparedness manages planning, budgeting, training, and programming related to emergency preparedness and response functions. The Manager, Emergency Preparedness serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure compliance and works directly with staff, faculty, and students to develop, implement, manage, and continually improve campus-wide emergency preparedness, fire safety, business continuity response plans, and programs to improve the University’s ability to respond to emergencies, effectively manage incidents, and systematically restore the campus to full operation following adverse events.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, business administration, public administration, fire administration, political science or a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: Five years of professional experience in emergency program management is required. Experience with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) techniques of emergency response and recovery is required. Project planning and development experience is required. Experience in hazard identification and assessment, business continuity planning (BCP), continuity of operations planning (COOP), and continuity of government (COG), and the operation and management of an emergency operations center (EOC) is required. Two years of administrative and supervisory experience is required. Budget management experience is preferred.

Certification: A valid driver’s license is required. Missouri Certified Emergency Manager certification is required or must be obtained within twelve months of employment. Successful completion of Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400 and National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 and 800 training is required. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification is preferred. Certification as a trainer for NIMS or ICS training is preferred.

Skills: Leadership and supervisory skills are required. Analytical skills are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy; the ability to develop training and performance standards as well as to manage a budget is required. Problem solving; decision making and ability to clearly communicate ideas, facts, and concepts to all constituencies of the University is required. The ability to develop policy and procedures; ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: The position requires travel to the various campuses and throughout each campus, including stairways in buildings. The nature of this job requires the mental and physical ability to respond quickly to events and emergency situations throughout campus.

Other: The scope of this position requires being available, except while on approved leave, twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week via communication devices in order to respond to emergency situations. This position may requires occasional evening and weekend work; is designated as an essential employee and may be required to report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather.

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