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Emergency Management Training and Exercise Specialist - Public Safety
Tufts University


Date Posted Jan. 15, 2020
Title Emergency Management Training and Exercise Specialist - Public Safety
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Department Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety
 
 

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) exists to support the goals of the university – teaching, research and patient care – by fostering a safe and secure environment in which members of the Tufts community can learn, work and live. Whereas safety and security is a responsibility shared by the entire community, the mission is achieved by applying leadership and our unique expertise to partnerships designed to prevent loss, reduce harm, and solve problems. The Office of Emergency Management seeks to minimize the effects of disasters and help the university to remain focused on its chief goals by administering a university emergency management program to prevent hazards; mitigate risks; and prepare for, respond to, and recover from major incidents.

Job Summary:

The Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist assumes a lead role in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) program’s activities to prepare for disasters and sustain critical operations and mission continuity. In collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director the Emergency Management the Training and Exercise Specialist will develop and facilitate exercise scenarios designed to evaluate plans and build university preparedness, will research and mitigate any training gaps identified through After-Action Reports, planned events, incidents or meetings. To meet the responsibilities of this position the Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist will work closely with internal DPS departments including, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), Communications Center, Fire Safety, Tufts Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) and outside public safety partners including Environmental Heath & Safety (EHS) and our local first responder agencies in Medford, Somerville, Boston and Grafton. The Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist will organize and lead the annual update of the Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) with internal and external stakeholders and will maintain training records and other documentation for reporting requirements of EMAP accreditation. This position will also serve a role in the Emergency Operations Center during planned events and unplanned incidents.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) exists to support the goals of the university – teaching, research and patient care – by fostering a safe and secure environment in which members of the Tufts community can learn, work and live. Whereas safety and security is a responsibility shared by the entire community, the mission is achieved by applying leadership and our unique expertise to partnerships designed to prevent loss, reduce harm, and solve problems. The Office of Emergency Management seeks to minimize the effects of disasters and help the university to remain focused on its chief goals by administering a university emergency management program to prevent hazards; mitigate risks; and prepare for, respond to, and recover from major incidents.

The Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist assumes a lead role in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) program’s activities to prepare for disasters and sustain critical operations and mission continuity. In collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director the Emergency Management the Training and Exercise Specialist will develop and facilitate exercise scenarios designed to evaluate plans and build university preparedness, will research and mitigate any training gaps identified through After-Action Reports, planned events, incidents or meetings. To meet the responsibilities of this position the Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist will work closely with internal DPS departments including, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), Communications Center, Fire Safety, Tufts Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) and outside public safety partners including Environmental Heath & Safety (EHS) and our local first responder agencies in Medford, Somerville, Boston and Grafton. The Emergency Management Training & Exercise Specialist will organize and lead the annual update of the Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) with internal and external stakeholders and will maintain training records and other documentation for reporting requirements of EMAP accreditation. This position will also serve a role in the Emergency Operations Center during planned events and unplanned incidents.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and understanding of Emergency Management principles.

Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) through minimum certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, and NIMS 700B, 800C.
Experience in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Experience in developing and facilitating tabletop to full-scale exercises.

Ability to create and lead training.

Ability to research and mitigate any training gaps identified through After-Action Reports (AAR), exercises, planned events, incidents or meetings.

Ability to work in a team environment, or as a single resource with limited supervision.

Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written.

Ability to multi-task and set priorities.

Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations and supervise others in doing so.

Ability to be attentive to detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Ability to prepare accurate reports and maintain documentation requirements.

Ability to coordinate with and maintain collaborative interactions with local, state and federal emergency management training and exercise colleagues.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


 
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