The Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator oversees and coordinates
all planning, communication, training and operation management to
university-wide incident and emergency preparedness programs and
initiatives. Direct campus-wide University incident/emergency
planning and business continuity programs, including: the strategic
planning, development and revision of incident/emergency
preparedness, disaster recovery and business continuity
documentation and policies, and implementation and training
associated with such policies.
Provide incident/emergency preparedness information, consultation
and training to the campus community; planning and assessment of
responses to disasters and other emergencies and recommendations
for improvements. Lead the campus incident/management teams through
the phases of emergency management. Work with city, state and
national agencies to coordinate plans and procedures and
Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide direction and leadership to the University
administration for incident/emergency management.
- Coordinate communication through the Vice President of Finance
and Administration to ensure that senior administration is informed
of incidents affecting normal university operations.
- Develop, coordinate and execute incident/emergency response
- Coordinate university-wide incident and emergency response
teams. Respond to significant incidents where emergency management
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity
employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply
including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Emergency Management, or
- Five years’ experience in emergencyincident planning at a
university, industrial complex, or at a government agency level. A
Master’s degree in the above fields may be substituted for two
years of the required experience.
- Knowledge of general fire, police, EMS, and incident management
principles and practices is required.
- Experience in the use of Federal Emergency Management programs
related to emergency disaster planning, response, mitigation and
recovery strategies; and the National Incident Management System
and the Incident Command System mandated by Homeland Security is
- Excellent communication, presentation and computer skills
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
to clearly and effectively interact with a diverse group of
individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify
situations, resolve problems, and negotiate services and/or
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of institutional
incidentemergency management principles, procedures, and
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and local agencies, systems,
regulations, and guidelines related to incidentemergency
- Ability to develop and present educational programs and
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and
procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new
strategies and procedures
- Experience in conducting hazard or business continuity
assessments, and writing emergencyincident plans
- Experience in supervision of staff
- Experience in grant writing and grant management
- Working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet
management, Microsoft Office products, and web-based business
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