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Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations
Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: FY2300273
Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
Division: Strategic Initiatives
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:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
- Work effectively with a wide range of people at various levels and from a diverse community,
- Act decisively and accept responsibility,
- Adapt to change,
- Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management,
- Program planning and implementation skills, and
- 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
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