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Director, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Safety & Security
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Job # 037251 Department Code 31052-5109 Department Department of Public Safety Job Title Director, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Director, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and programs related to general emergency preparedness, emergency communications, fire and life safety response, and business continuity planning for the University. Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and/or five (5) years of relevant emergency management planning experience preferably in higher education.
Certified Emergency Manager ( CEM ) professional certification or equivalent desirable.
Experience with Microsoft Office products, email, document sharing and web-based data entry systems is essential.
Must successfully pass a criminal background check and random drug screening. Job Specific Qualifications
Must possess knowledge of the National Incident Management Systems ( NIMS ) and emergency preparedness; experience in developing business continuity plans.
Experience working with university based populations preferred.
Must have skills in developing reports and training materials, conducting special studies, and conducting training and drills.
Must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities
Leads and manages the day-to-day operations of the DPS Emergency Communications Center and Fire and Life Safety departments. Meets regularly with direct reports to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions.
Engages in performance review processes and improvements making recommendations on hiring, promotions, salary increases and terminations.
Responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and programs related to general emergency preparedness planning for the University.
Develops and coordinates emergency response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning as related to essential business operations for the purpose of assuring business continuity.
Conducts ongoing evaluations of campus preparedness, including initial and periodic assessment of natural, technological, and human hazards and threats.
Assists as a coordinator with University colleges and business units to develop and maintain emergency operations plans, provides feedback on evacuation plans, sheltering plans, community interaction plans, etc.
Participates in the University Incident Management Team ( UIMT ) to provide a coordinated response as well as notification to all major areas of the University prior to, or immediately following an incident.

Researches regulatory compliance requirements and statutory mandates as directly related to emergency operations and related security.
Provides general emergency management outreach, both passive (regular EM website updates) and active, via presentations, of emergency management information at HR new employee orientation sessions.
Conducts ongoing evaluation of campus emergency preparedness, including initial and periodic assessments of natural, technological, and public health threats in the context of maintaining the ability to fulfill the University mission.
Maintains integration of a command system such as the Incident Command System and National Incident Management ( NIMS ) into appropriate campus emergency planning.
Identifies the necessary tools, equipment, and other aides (including communications) to assist participation in providing emergency operations management.
Assists Risk Management staff in identifying crisis/disaster response and mitigation expense information for recovering insurance proceeds and/or FEMA grants for non-insured declared disasters.

Serves on and works in conjunction with the University’s Emergency Preparedness Committee and other related committees and task forces to develop and maintain related organizational structure(s), written plans, communication mechanisms, etc. as needed to help assure an appropriate recovery from irregular and uncommon events that may be encountered in the course of operations.
Provides input to the Public Information Officer for updates to the Emergency Preparedness website and emergency procedures reference guide.
Assists with development and coordination of campus and departmental emergency plan exercises including drills and tabletop exercises.
Works with Public Information Officer and Information Technology Services ( ITS ) to plan, identify users/audiences and security levels for emergency alert systems.
Actively engages in innovative problem-solving techniques and procedural justice practices with the community by demonstrating fairness, transparency and impartiality in decision making.

Plans and assists with technical services departments in coordinating the development and readiness of the Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ) facilities and equipment. Contributes to the identification of participants to be involved in EOC management and develops and provides required training. Evaluates and recommends suitable facilities for use as primary and alternate EOC locations.
Works with University General Counsel, ITS, Purchasing and Risk Management to negotiate contracts.

Assists in emergency response and disaster recovery planning efforts with local, state, and federal authorities.
Provides coordination and University representation with local and state agencies as related to emergency planning included but not limited to the Onondaga County Emergency Preparedness Committee. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/22/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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