Under general direction, the Emergency Management Specialist performs administrative and technical work relative to the development, implementation, and coordination of the University's Emergency Response Plan. Coordinates and acts as a liaison for the University's Crisis Management Team. Develops and provides disaster training, exercises, and public awareness programs. Works with and consults for various event coordinators on campus to ensure that a comprehensive emergency plan is in place for large scale, high profile, and/or sporting events on campus.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in homeland security, emergency management, criminal justice or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Five years of experience in an emergency response environment (law enforcement, fire suppression, emergency medical, military), or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Michigan certification as a Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) or the ability to secure certification upon employment. Must be able to maintain an established work schedule that may include evenings or weekends and time on-call while away from work. Must successfully pass a background check and possess a valid State of Michigan operator's license. Must be able to interact with university leaders during emergencies and act with confidence, patience, and integrity during stressful situations. Must have effective time management skills and be able to work independently with little supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
MCOLES certified or certifiable upon employment is desired, but not required.
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public se...rvice. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.