The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.
The Office of Fire Safety & Emergency Planning (FSEP) oversees fire safety and compliance for all university campuses and facilities. The purpose of FSEP is to help the university manage risk in three key categories:
To ensure that all USC facilities are fire-safe, comply with fire codes and regulations,Â and that all occupants know proper fire response and fire prevention protocols.
To ensure that USC is prepared for major emergencies or disasters and is able to respond immediately, protect life and property, restore operations to normal and ensure business continuity.
To ensure that events held on campus comply with code requirements and are conducted safely.
USC's Office of Fire Safety & Emergency Planning (FSEP) is currently seeking a full-time, experienced Senior Emergency Management Coordinator to support USCâs All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Operations Plans. Reporting to the Director of Fire Safety & Emergency Planning, this position will lead projects related to emergency planning, develop and conduct training exercises and large-scale drills, and respond to emergency incidents, providing emergency management subject matter expertise. The Senior Emergency Management Coordinator will also be responsible for writing plans and preparing after action reports.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Develops and maintains emergency response, business continuity and specialized plans
Facilitates training, drills to prepare for, respond to, and recovery from emergencies
Prepares and coordinates after action reports
Develops and presents public information and preparedness education programs for students, faculty, staff and visitors
Responds to emergencies and disasters to provide emergency management subject matter expertise
Coordinates, designs and conducts emergency management exercises
Manages emergency operations technology solutions including virtual emergency operations center, mass notification and SharePoint sites
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
*Please note that this position may require work and travel on weekends, evenings, and/or holidays, based on business necessity.
5 or more yearsâ experience leading emergency management planning and execution
Certifications such as Certified Emergency Manager, Associate Emergency Manager, Certified Business Continuity Professional or similar
Experience with emergency operations technology solutions including virtual emergency operations center, mass notification and SharePoint sites
Demonstrable project management skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to lead, manage, and train others, while demonstrating calm and effective leadership, and the capability to make decisions amidst stressful emergency response events
Ability to reconcile differing perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support from stakeholders and team members.
Proven ability to work in a high-volume environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters
Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet competing deadlines
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: 3 years. Combination of experience/education as substitute for minimum experience. Minimum Field of Expertise: Three yearsâ experience leading emergency management planning and execution. Valid driver's license required. Ability to show calm, effective leadership, and to make decisions amidst stressful emergency response events. Proven ability to work in a high-volume environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters, and the ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet competing deadlines.
Internal Number: REQ20089198
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.