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Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Under the leadership of the Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management and the Assistant Director of Emergency Management, the Emergency Coordinator is responsible for developing plans for the response to and preparedness for incidents and events at the University. The coordinator also conducts training and exercises, along with program development and outreach functions. This position works with the Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management and the Assistant Director to develop, update, and maintain campus-wide emergency plans for preparedness, response, continuity of operations (COOP), mitigation and recovery. Additional responsibilities include the following:
- Develop, maintain, and update the university Crisis Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) including functional annexes, Incident Command System (ICS) positions and checklists and departmental Emergency Action Plans (EAP).
- Work with the Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management, Assistant Director of Emergency Management and other campus partners to implement systems, policies and procedures for identification, collection and analysis of risk related information.
Recommend strategies for identification and mitigation of hazards and risk are as follows:
- Assist in planning, implementing, activating and coordinating development and readiness of emergency operations center (EOC).
- Assist with development and delivery of program specific training and education to the Virginia Tech community regarding emergency preparedness, mitigation, and continuity and disaster response procedures.
- Assist with coordination, design, and conducting periodic emergency management training and exercises, including tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises and drills to prepare Virginia Tech for effective response to major emergencies and to improve departmental preparedness.
- Provide emergency management technical consultation, advice and service throughout the university to faculty, management, administration and staff.
- Develop and present public information and preparedness education programs for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- Prepare or coordinate after action reports following exercises and major emergencies, including recommending improvements and incorporating findings into current emergency management plans.
- Assist the Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management and the Assistant Director of Emergency Management with grant development and management.
- Work with the office in developing outreach material.
- Perform other related functions in support of Virginia Tech's emergency management and risk assessment activities.
- Bachelor's degree in emergency/disaster management, public or business administration, urban planning, science, engineering, or related field or equivalent level of training and/or experience.
- Related experience, certifications, and/or education that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles of emergency management planning such as, mitigation, preparedness, prevention, continuity of operations, recovery, and response.
- Experience in complex issue analysis and creative problem solving along with the ability to provide strategic options and recommendations.
- Ability to express ideas effectively and possess excellent communication skills.
- Commitment to, and ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, staff, public officials, civic and community groups, and the general public.
- Ability to prepare technical reports.
- Master’s degree in emergency/disaster management, public or business administration, urban planning, science, or related field or education, training and/or relevant work experience.
- Certificates and/or coursework in emergency management, hazards mitigation planning, emergency management, disaster resiliency, risk assessment or related topics.
- Experience in creating, implementing, and coordinating emergency management, planning programs for a large diverse organization comparable to a higher education campus.
- Experience creating and delivering emergency management training programs for diverse groups.
- Knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 and Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) standards.
- Experience in grant writing and management.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 05/22/2017