Emergency Management Mitigation and Campus Safety Projects Program Manager

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) encourages applications for an Emergency Management Mitigation and Campus Safety Projects Program Manager. We are looking for an individual who has experience with mitigation plan assessment and management and the technical capability to be a strong contributor to campus safety initiatives such as emergency communications and exterior cameras, developing and managing the components of the University Command Post and Emergency Operations Centers, and future opportunities such as drone response, threat detection advancements, and improved collaboration among campus communities.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to improve community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the quality of life for all CU affiliates. The CUPD is a full-service police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU Boulder Police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a timely and coordinated law enforcement response.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Mitigation and Safety Project Management
  • Manage and coordinate campus mitigation and safety projects including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure.
  • Partner with senior management across campus departments to identify and prioritize goals and objectives and facilitate the involvement of appropriate campus and community partners.
  • Define and initiate project objectives, work with project partners to manage cost, schedule, and performance of projects. Draft project budget proposals with supporting documentation and garner support from campus departments.
  • Prepare project summaries for regular updates to partners and campus officials.
  • Ensure compliance with information technology industry standards, accessibility requirements, internal architecture and infrastructure protocols, and campus business practices.
  • Lead vendor selection process, which includes developing requests for proposal (RFP) and requests for information (RFI), reviewing submitted bids from contractors, and managing resulting vendors.
  • Examples of current projects include CPTED implementation, campus door locks, cameras, and UAS.
  • Participate as a key safety and security partner in the building design committee.

Incident Support
  • Provide operational support during planned and/or unplanned events as the lead of the campus command post and emergency operation center spaces and technical requirements.
  • Manage the situation awareness displays that provide live camera feeds, weather, news, and status charts. Serve as a section chief or team leader as appropriate for events or incidents.

Program Management
  • Serve as the mitigation plan program manager, responsible for the development and maintenance of the campus mitigation plan.
  • Serve as the program manager for the “CU Boulder Alert” system (RAVE, Alertus etc…) and associated responsibilities including biannual campus-wide testing, management of vendor contracts and budget, Tier 2 technical troubleshooting, integration of new technologies, development of guidance and management for how the system is utilized by the campus, and activation during emerging situations.
  • Provide technical assistance, guidance and training.

Strategic Evaluation
  • Participate in assessments, providing input on functional and technical solutions for new information technology improvements to campus mitigation plans and safety.
  • Research, evaluate, and implement appropriate emerging technologies for campus safety and emergency notification; lead campus emergency communications working group to review content, process, policy, procedures, strategy, funding, and partnerships. Manage the overall risk of emerging technologies, which includes conducting risk and cost/benefit analysis and devising strategies to handle the integration to current systems and potential for unexpected problems.

Policy, Procedures and Training
  • Develop and/or facilitate the development of policies, procedures, and training for campus safety programs and initiatives such as the “CU Boulder Alert” system, Command Post and Emergency Operations Center activations, campus camera standardization, drone use and response, campus hazards, and emergency response actions.

What You Should Know

  • This position will require a background investigation including completion of a personal history questionnaire, criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, an Excluded Parties List System check, polygraph, psychological evaluation, integrity interview, credit check, fingerprinting, and a reference check.
  • This position may require irregular or extended work hours at times, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, licensure/certification if applicable, specialty, and training.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • A valid driver's license.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Communications or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible project/program management experience including budgetary projections and management.
  • Experience in mitigation planning, writing and program management.
  • Experience in managing a highly technical staff and complex projects over the full life cycle of project/system development and delivery.
  • Experience developing procedures and policies that are technical in nature.
  • Experience delivering training to various audiences, and the ability to teach technical processes to non-technical persons.
  • Experience coordinating projects within large organizations with multiple priorities.
  • Experience interacting with representatives of government, volunteer organizations, public officials, and business and community organizations.
  • Solid understanding of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, and Microsoft Office products.
  • Successful completion of IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 and the Professional Development Series.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse constituencies of the campus community.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to collect, organize, retain, analyze and produce information related to emergency management/communications.
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve. Ability to work independently, and prioritize work assignments and resources.
  • Excellent organizational skills, highly motivated, flexible, and promote a positive team environment.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies, emergency notification, communication practices, and procedures involved in the preparation of federal and state grant applications.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working on a higher education campus with a campus-based population.
  • Experience working with or managing an emergency notification system.
  • Experience working with a public safety or emergency management agency.
  • Experience with project management software or project management certification.
  • Completion of ICS 300 and ICS 400.
  • Advanced Professional Series.
  • CO-CEM or CEM.
  • Familiarity with the Incident Management System and experience working in a Command Post and Emergency Operations Center during a real-world incident.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 6/30/2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: recruting@colorado.edu

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