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Job ID: 180484

Senior Emergency Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 4, 2022
Title Senior Emergency Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Public Safety

Position Summary
The Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator oversees and coordinates all planning, communication, training and operation management to university-wide incident and emergency preparedness programs and initiatives. Direct campus-wide University incident/emergency planning and business continuity programs, including: the strategic planning, development and revision of incident/emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and business continuity documentation and policies, and implementation and training associated with such policies.

Provide incident/emergency preparedness information, consultation and training to the campus community; planning and assessment of responses to disasters and other emergencies and recommendations for improvements. Lead the campus incident/management teams through the phases of emergency management. Work with city, state and national agencies to coordinate plans and procedures and programs.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide direction and leadership to the University administration for incident/emergency management.
Coordinate communication through the Vice President of Finance and Administration to ensure that senior administration is informed of incidents affecting normal university operations.
Develop, coordinate and execute incident/emergency response training.
Coordinate university-wide incident and emergency response teams. Respond to significant incidents where emergency management is required.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Emergency Management, or related field.
Five years’ experience in emergency\incident planning at a university, industrial complex, or at a government agency level. A Master’s degree in the above fields may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Knowledge of general fire, police, EMS, and incident management principles and practices is required.
Experience in the use of Federal Emergency Management programs related to emergency disaster planning, response, mitigation and recovery strategies; and the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System mandated by Homeland Security is desirable.
Excellent communication, presentation and computer skills required.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify situations, resolve problems, and negotiate services and/or agreements
Advanced knowledge and understanding of institutional incident\emergency management principles , procedures, and standards
Knowledge of Federal, State, and local agencies, systems, regulations, and guidelines related to incident\emergency management
Ability to develop and present educational programs and workshops
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
Experience in conducting hazard or business continuity assessments, and writing emergency\incident plans
Experience in supervision of staff
Experience in grant writing and grant management
Working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, Microsoft Office products, and web-based business practices

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