Reporting to the Manager of Support Services and under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety, the Emergency Management Coordinator will provide strategic direction in all areas of emergency preparedness and management and is responsible for assessing, revising, communicating and maintaining Bowling Green State University’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, including disaster mitigation, preparedness, planning, training, education, response, business continuity and recovery.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Responsible for development and implementation of a multi-hazard Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Conducts all hazards vulnerability assessment for the University. Revises and updates the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan annually to include collaborating with other University personnel to revise and update the functional annexes and hazard specific appendices. Collaborates with the Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, Information Technology Services, Campus Operations and other University departments to adopt best practices with respect to design, coordination and implementation of campus-wide emergency preparedness initiatives.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in academic and administrative units to establish a Building Emergency Response Team for every building and then works with them to develop a Building Comprehensive Emergency Action Plan that is specific to the needs of the units in each building. Leads faculty and staff in academic and administrative units in an annual review and revision of Building Comprehensive Emergency Action Plans. In addition, a training and exercise on each of these plans will be completed.
Responsible for designing, developing and implementation of the Universities Continuity of Operations Plan, Continuity of Government Plan and Business Continuity Program using various statewide resources.
Facilitates training of University employees and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff to include periodic exercises with each Building Emergency Response Team and annual training for the Executive Management Group and Emergency Operations Group. Coordinates, designs and executes tabletop, functional and full-scale training exercises to frequently test the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and prepare the BGSU community for effective response to major emergencies. Evaluates the University’s response after training exercises or real emergencies, including recommending improvements and incorporating findings into current emergency management plans.
Establishes and maintains a functional emergency operations center (EOC) including: analyzing and inventorying necessary operational gear; updating and distributing an EOC personnel call list; testing of EOC communications including phones, computers and wireless services and serve as the EOC manager during any EOC activation. Available for 24-hour on-call response to perform emergency management functions and related duties during an emergency (such as providing support to the University’s incident commander and staff in the EOC).
Serves as the liaison on emergency preparedness issues with local and county partners and expands ongoing partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies for emergency planning and disaster trainings and exercises.
Creates and maintains clear and accurate reports and records to include after-action reports following training exercises and major emergencies, other training records, Building Comprehensive Emergency Action Plans, committee meeting notes, staff contact lists and all other emergency management records.
Researches options and best practices in emergency notification and other systems that can be used during an emergency to ensure the safety of students, employees and visitors and makes recommendations for implementation. Proposes emergency preparedness policies and procedures to the Executive Management Group.
Assists in the preparation of capital and operational requests and pre-disaster grants to support emergency preparedness. Assist BGSU departments with the development and submission process for federal and state reimbursement claims for the University’s costs during emergency operations as necessary.
Completes training and attends conferences and seminars to stay abreast of best practices in emergency management. Performs other duties and services for the University as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery concepts and principles and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a campus setting.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules, guidelines and standards for disaster preparedness planning, strategies and techniques.
Ability to research techniques, methods and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of NFPA 1600, ICS, and NIMS.
Knowledge of public health issues (communicable disease, etc.).
Knowledge of best practices in continuity of operations.
Ability to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment and develop hazard mitigation plans.
Knowledge of best practices in mass evacuation, sheltering in place, relocation and reunification.
Knowledge of crisis communication and emergency notification systems and capabilities.
Ability to multitask effectively and demonstrated responsiveness to constituents, subordinates, peers and superiors.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal emergency systems and agencies, to include law enforcement, fire prevention/protection and emergency medical services.
Ability to demonstrate openness and responsiveness to new ideas, adapt to change and influence others in a positive manner.
Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in existing emergency management programs and recommend solutions.
Ability to evaluate, observe, compare and monitor data included in management reports to determine compliance with standard operating procedures and protocols.
Ability to secure technical and financial assistance available through state and federal programs and grants.
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships and coordination with private, local, state and federal emergency management and emergency response officials.
Ability to gather pertinent facts, make thorough analyses and arrive at sound conclusions.
Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or Emergency Preparedness or an area or field commonly accepted in the industry as similar; Master’s degree preferred. Also required three years of experience in emergency management; project management; or development of project or program. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the university’s vehicle use policy.
Full-time, Administrative staff positions available. Administrative Grade Level 355. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Full-time, Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
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