Emergency Preparedness and Response Specialist - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity-2012459
Carnegie Mellon, one of the world leaders in higher education and research, is seeking an experienced professional to coordinate Emergency Preparedness and Response efforts within the university. Reporting to the Director of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services, you will join the Enterprise Risk Management organization within the Division of Operations.
In this role, you will be responsible for the overall development, documentation, implementation, coordination, and facilitation of emergency management, training, preparedness, and response activities. You will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with campus partners, as well as develop and maintain relationships with outside agencies regarding emergency preparedness and response efforts.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Prepare for and Respond to University-Wide Events and Emergencies. Serve on the University Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, facilitating and coordinating communication and response efforts.
Develop, Maintain, and Improve Emergency Response Plans. Plan, document, coordinate updates and improvements to the university Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, Incident Action Plans, and supporting job aids in compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices. Assess plans and any subsequent exercises to identify gaps and prioritize improvements.
Define Requirements for the Emergency Operations Center. Identify and develop requirements to implement and maintain an Emergency Operations Center.
Provide and Awareness. Provide training to Emergency Preparedness and Response team members and awareness to the university community at large. Develop instructional materials and give presentations on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Coordinate and partner with other university departments to assist in delivering emergency preparedness training materials.
Conduct Drills and Exercises. Plan, facilitate, and document drills and exercises to assess the strength of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan and the readiness of the Emergency Response Team. Following drills and exercises, document After Action Reports to identify and close gaps or implement process improvements.
Identify University- Hazards/Threats and Recommend Mitigation Strategies and Plans . Partner with subject matter experts including but not limited to Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, Facilities Management and Campus Services, Computing Services, and Student Affairs to identify hazards/threats, conduct safety and security assessments, develop mitigation plans, and mitigate risks.
Outreach to External Preparedness and Response Related Entities . In collaboration with the Chief Risk Officer and the Director of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services, identifies opportunities and engagement in public-private partnerships and other institutions.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Enterprise Risk. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Given the nature of the position, you will be expected to be available and respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours.
You should demonstrate:
Shared values of dedication, impact, collaboration, empathy and compassion, inclusion, integrity, and sustainability;
Forward-looking thinker, actively seeking opportunities and proposing solutions;
Customer service focus;
Trustworthiness and commitment;
Strong collaboration and negotiation;
Strong organization and planning;
Excellent writing and verbal communications; and
Possess temperament and good judgment to efficiently and diplomatically manage stressful situations.
Bachelor's degree in an Emergency Management related field required; combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Minimum four years of emergency management experience required; military, law enforcement, or first responder experience highly desired.
Professional Certification in Emergency Management or a related field preferred.
Experience in responding to disasters, emergencies, or business interruptions as a member of an Emergency Response Team or Emergency Operations Center preferred.
Demonstrated experience in documenting plans and presentations preferred.
Expert knowledge of the Incident Command System principles and its implementation.
Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and experience in using mass notifications systems highly desired.
Provide as-needed 24/7 on-call support as part of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) emergency response.
Internal Number: 2012459
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.