The Office of Emergency Management seeks applications for the position of Emergency Management Specialist (EMS). This position reports directly to the Emergency Management Director (EMD) and is accountable for independently providing a full range of emergency planning, preparedness/mitigation, response, and recovery duties. This position will require exceptional managerial skills, independent judgment, and critical thinking capabilities. The EMS will have to lead, collaborate, and coordinate a wide range of emergency management functions with all levels of management and policymakers, including internal and external constituents.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and implement plans and procedures related to the University of Connecticut's response to all hazards and emergencies, business continuity, and recovery; assist in developing hazard/threat analysis and mitigation planning.
Advise and assist University officials regarding emergency management matters; serves as an authority on emergency management and makes recommendations and decisions within prescribed guidelines.
Assist during the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for all phases of a disaster - natural or man-made to include preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; participate in After Action Reviews and Reports as necessary; ensures efficient dissemination of pertinent information and data regarding response and recovery and provides appropriate context for assigned working group.
Interprets state and federal requirements and procedures; liaise with state and federal representatives on emergency management issues.
Facilitate and lead University community groups with developing emergency management plans coordinates emergency planning with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) staff for local, state, and federal agencies and/or organizations.
Ensures the emergency management program, including plans, policies and procedures comply with state and federal guidance including the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) standards.
Develop, organize, and coordinate in-house training programs and presentation materials; plan and participate in emergency management training, workshops, and conferences; tests and evaluates training exercises; coordinate the Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) training/planning programs both internal and external; report and track training requirements and compliance.
Participate in, leads, and/or reports to a variety of meetings, committees, professional associations, and/or other groups.
Review and update emergency preparedness guides, manuals, and plans.
Participate in, leads and/or reports to a variety of meetings, committees, professional associations, and/or other groups; serve on campus, community, state, and federal committees related to security and emergency preparedness, and other related committees including the Regional Campuses and Health Center.
Research and recommend emergency preparedness enhancement resources.
Prepare a variety of reports related to departmental activities and operations.
Assist in the supporting and maintaining of the University Emergency Operations Center.
Develop policies and procedures for the use of volunteers.
Develop, enhance, and maintain social media communications and related platforms.
Work collaboratively in a team environment while maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external personnel.
Plan and conduct special surveys; plan and evaluate emergency management activities as directed.
Assist with grant search, application, proposal, tracking, and record-keeping.
Participate in community outreach initiatives, including but not limited to: Orientation Sessions and Open House events.
Act in EMD's absence, as assigned; provide input and recommendations on management decisions related to budget, supervision, and operations.
Collaborate with, train, and mentor graduate and undergraduate level interns.
Perform other related work as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Four years of experience in emergency management, public safety, public administration, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in emergency management practices, as well as knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700, 800 courses.
Knowledge of principles of management, organization, administration, budgeting, and fiscal planning and control.
Knowledge of emergency communications, related computer systems, and applications.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of faculty, staff, students, and representatives of regulatory agencies, including the ability to prepare professional reports, make formal presentations, and provide effective training.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision to organize, prioritize, and accomplish goals, exercising good judgment to schedule their own work.
Working knowledge of computer systems, databases and spreadsheet management, Microsoft Office products, and web-based business practices, ability to organize, train and lead team members to achieve their goal and mission.
Available to respond to emergencies on an on-call 24/7 basis.
A Master's Degree in emergency management, public safety, public administration, or a related field.
Certification from the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM).
Completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) 300, 400 and Professional Development Series courses.
Previous experience developing and managing Emergency Operation Plans and Emergency Management, Business Continuity of Operations and Recovery programs within Institutions of Higher Education.
Experience in preparedness, response, and recovery phases for a natural or man-made disaster, crisis, or emergency.
Experience working in or leading an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during a natural or man-made disaster, crisis, or emergency.
Experience administering WebEOC or similar virtual Emergency Operations Center (EOC) software.
Experience administering Everbridge or similar mass notification platform software.
This is a full-time permanent position with a one-year probationary period. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes full and comprehensive benefits.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495649 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 27, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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