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Job ID: 218367

Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations
Lee College

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2023
Title Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations
University Lee College
Baytown, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: FY2300273
Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
Division: Strategic Initiatives

Position Overview

Starting Salary Range is $55,713 -$72,430. The initial salary offer is commensurate with education and related work experience.

Develop, oversee, and coordinate all emergency planning and safety operations for the College, including college-wide
emergency preparedness initiatives, incident responses, and emergency communications. The incumbent will develop, lead, educate, inform, and motivate campus constituents in emergency and safety planning and strategies; develop emergency plans to prepare and respond to emergencies; create educational and training materials; conduct training sessions and drills to prepare campus for emergencies; make recommendations about the college's campus/centers closure when affected by the weather; and establish and maintain relationships with first responders, local law enforcement, area emergency planners (e.g., Baytown and Harris County Offices of Emergency Management), college employees, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop programs and initiatives that promote the safety and welfare of the College community.
  • Develop and manage the College's crisis management and emergency operations plan.
  • Develop, plan, lead, and/or participate in educational, training, and outreach activities, including program and training development and presentation of lectures and/or workshops.
  • Develop, implement, and document emergency response training exercises for the campus community.
  • Ensure campus plans are up-to-date and in compliance with the latest standards in emergency response.
  • Inform campus leadership of the status of campus preparedness and planning for weather-related (e.g., tropical storm, hurricane, tornado, ice, snow, etc.) or unexpected (e.g., fire, explosion, active shooter) emergencies.
  • Monitors for threats to the College and communicates with campus constituents about imminent threats.
  • Monitor weather and approaching storms and make recommendations to campus leadership if the weather is likely to alter campus class schedules or affect campus events.
  • Organize and communicate a high volume of information in a format that is user-friendly and understood.
  • Partner with campus centers and departments in planning and implementing emergency preparedness plans.
  • Collaborate with local fire and police departments to develop, practice, drill, and test emergency action plans for the College's various locations.
  • Serve as Incident Commander, providing leadership during emergency situations.
  • Serve as primary emergency management liaison with local, state, and national agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and state emergency personnel and agencies.
  • Maintain and update the Employee Emergency Response Manual and Emergency Preparedness website.
  • Complete and submit mandatory reports (e.g., Higher Ed Safety and Security Audit, Emergency Operation Plan).
  • Work with the appropriate offices/personnel to disseminate messages to warn and guide campus constituents about imminent threats.
  • Serve as the Chair of the College's Safety Committee; prepare agendas and collaborate with security and facilities leads across campus.
  • Meet with local first responders after disasters to review emergency response events and plan for campus recovery.
  • Assess emergency preparedness and availability of appropriate technologies for emergency response.
  • Debrief with leadership to evaluate emergency response to determine improvements to the process.
  • Work with appropriate offices to test emergency alert technology; track and analyze data on the speed of communications, timing of messages, and communication delays.
  • Stay abreast of relevant procedures and strategies for emergency responses.
  • Provide responses that may require work late nights, early mornings, on the weekends, or during an emergency event.
  • Recommend the development of college policies, administrative regulations, and procedures.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree
  • Two (2) years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines related to emergency management and disaster assistance
  • Knowledge and understanding of higher education emergency management principles, procedures, and standards (preferred)
  • Competencies needed:
    1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
    2. Work effectively with a wide range of people at various levels and from a diverse community,
    3. Act decisively and accept responsibility,
    4. Adapt to change,
    5. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management,
    6. Program planning and implementation skills, and
    7. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing/implanting new strategies and procedures
  • Must be able to work late nights, early mornings, weekends, and during emergencies

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law.

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