Directs and leads all emergency management planning efforts for the university incorporating best practices and latest technologies. Responsible for effectively staffing and managing the EOC. Custodian of the UTA Crisis Management Plan to include updates ensuring an all-hazards approach and NIMS compliance, as well as compliance with all higher education rules, laws and policies for emergency management in the state. Assists campus departments with the development / maintenance of their Business Continuity Plans. The Director of OEM is responsible for developing and conducting regular training, emergency management exercises, and operation drills to ensure university is well planned, trained and resourced to effectively respond to an event. Ensures a collaborative approach and effective communications while engaging multiple departments in carrying out all emergency management duties and responsibilities for effective results. Oversees the Building Emergency Coordinator (BEC) Program. Director of OEM promotes essential relationships with external agencies and departments for effective emergency preparedness and response. This position requires the availability to respond 24/7 to emergencies, and the ability to work varied hours and days off, to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Effectively lead and manage the Office of Emergency Management and all efforts concerning emergency management planning, preparedness and response. Ensure university is well planned, trained and resourced to address an emergency event on the campus based on an all-hazards approach. Ensure compliance with all rules, laws, and policies for emergency management as an institution of higher education in the state of Texas. Develop, maintain implement with regular exercises, an effective emergency management training program for the campus community (faculty, staff, students, guests). Ensure latest technologies are employed to ensure effective, efficient plans are in place and remain current incorporating industry best practices. Ensure emergency management planning efforts include ongoing collaborations with Office of Research, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Emergency Management, Department Chairs and Principle Investigators (Research Grants) as they relate to the challenges of a large, urban, academic, research environment.
Perform certain risk assessments, working with colleagues from across the university, and further developing emergency mitigation efforts and response plans. Manage Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when activated by the Executive Policy Group. Respond 24/7 to emergencies as required. Work varied hours and days off as needed, to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Other duties as assigned.
Possess the knowledge and skills to effectively perform the essential duties and responsibilities noted above. Seven (7) years or more experience in a progressive emergency planning, management role. Knowledge, experience and demonstrated success in a challenging, complex operational environment. (Preferred if such experience and success leading an OEM was with a major, comprehensive research university). Demonstrated experience working with multiple stakeholders performing risk assessments and emergency management planning. Demonstrated experience performing vulnerability assessments and emergency management planning. Demonstrated experience with Building Emergency Coordinator or Designated Safety Liaison Programs. Experience in coordinating and providing emergency management and business continuity training. Experience in developing, planning and administering emergency management and business continuity drills and exercises. Master's degree in Public or Business Administration, Government, Management, or a related field from an accredited university. Experience in developing and writing policies, plans and guidelines. Experience in implementing and managing these. Possess strong organizational competencies, including consensus building, project management, program planning and administration. Show a history of providing excellent customer service and possession of superior interpersonal skills. Actual emergency and/or disaster response experience. IS 100, IS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, IS 700, and IS 800 certification. Possess effective, clear and concise written and oral communications skills. Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Having served in a first responder position with significant leadership responsibilities. TEM, CEM, CBCP Certifications (if not, within 2 years of employment). Ham Radio license (if not, within 6 months of employment). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of National Incident Management System (NIMS). Knowledge and understanding of Incident Command System (ICS). Knowledge and understanding of the five phases of Emergency Management. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Ability to lift or exert forces equivalent to lifting up to 35 lbs. Knowledge of and experience in utilizing audio visual equipment.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 8534
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The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu