Under general supervision by the Executive Director, Campus Safety & Security, directs the development, administration, and maintenance of the university’s emergency management program including emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation and the continuance of critical functions before, during, and after a disaster.
1. Directs the development, implementation, and management of policies, procedures, action plans and programs related to emergency management for Auburn University operations, facilities, and communities in order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of hazards. Coordinates the response and recovery activities before, during, and following emergencies and disasters.
2. Coordinates and leads the University’s crisis management team and communicates directly with the executive management team.
3. Serves as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies to coordinate continuity and restoration activities, emergency management plans, or services.
4. Designs, directs, and oversees campus-wide emergency/disaster exercises to comply with emergency management best practices and regulatory requirements. Exercises are conducted in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements in order to evaluate planning, response, and recovery activities, as well as the overall efficacy of the emergency plans and procedures. Partners with city, county, or state officials, as needed.
5. Coordinates the emergency notification processes to the campus community before, during, and after an emergency and/or disaster as appropriate and in compliance with regulatory requirement. Ensures the emergency notifications reach the intended audiences and continuously improves the process.
6. Responsible for ensuring overall campus awareness of emergency management activities and protocols. Purchases materials related to the safety, health, and security needs of Auburn personnel and relevant stakeholders.
7. Stays abreast of best practices in the field and ensures university compliance in such policies, procedures, and practices. May be required to travel nationally and/or internationally to obtain best practices.
8. Collaborates with others within the Department of Campus Safety & Security to ensure a safe and
secure campus. May assist in the shared responsibility of coordinating and implementing campus safety and security initiatives to include safety and security assessments, camera and panic button installations, dignitary protection, and any other security related services. May assist in the University’s effort to comply with the reporting requirements of the Clery Act; specifically as it
relates to the collection of crime data and the issuance of timely warnings and emergency notifications of instances that pose a serious or continuous threat to the campus community.
9. Serves on-call and ensures coverage of the phone for notifications to the campus safety & security
department and for emergency management related issues to include any large scale emergency and/or disaster affecting the campus community.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Campus Safety & Security.