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Deputy Director of Emergency Management

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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University of Idaho

Deputy Director of Emergency Management

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Finance & Administration

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $70,000 or higher commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Deputy Director Emergency Management is responsible for all aspects of emergency preparedness and management at all on-campus and off-campus facilities, owned or leased across the State of Idaho. Works with individuals at all institution levels to develop and initiate campus-wide mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs to meet regulatory guidelines, protect the University's assets, prepare the University to deal with unforeseen disruptions to operations, and lead recovery and normalization activities.

The Deputy Director of Emergency Management is responsible for the process of developing the Incident Action Plans for pre-planned events as determined by the Events Risk Assessment team. This position is an in-person position required to interact with many people across the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree or 4 years of additional experience may substitute for the degree.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in public safety and security, emergency management or closely related discipline including:
    • 2 years leading and managing safety, security, or emergency management operations.
    • Knowledge of the National Incident Management System and other local, state, and federal laws related to security and emergency management.
    • Serving as liaison to internal and external stakeholders including law enforcement and/or emergency response organizations.
    • Developing, implementing, and evaluating safety and security programming.
    • Providing services in a complex, decentralized organization.

  • Experience interacting with local, state and federal representatives of government, volunteer organizations, public officials and business and community organizations.

  • Ability to conduct After-Action Reports identifying issues, observations, lessons learned and recommended corrective actions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8 years of related experience
  • Emergence Operation Center experience during large volatile incidents
  • FEMA Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assess and Stakeholder Preparedness Review
  • FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) or position specific ICS training
  • Familiarity with operating and maintaining emergency communications equipment, EOC equipment, supplies, and technology
  • Master’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Administration, or a related field or a bachelor’s degree and related experience that equates to an advanced degree.
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential or certified business continuity practitioner.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies in hazardous environments on an on-call, 24/7 basis.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills combined with a strong vision for the project or program. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to influence others, make decisions, identify threats, and analyze data.
  • The candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills and possess problem-solving, time management, and project management skills. Attention to detail is a must. The candidate should be skilled in the MS Office suite and technically adept in various database applications.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • Certification in NIMS/ICS to include ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, IS 700, IS 706 and IS 800.

Posting Number: SP003602P

Posting Date: 09/22/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Open until filled with first consideration on October 6, 2022.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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