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Director, Emergency Management

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Position Information

Position Title

Director, Emergency Management

Position Type



Emergency Management



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$84,669-$121,017 Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The Emergency Management Director will lead a full multi-hazard EM portfolio at the institution. S/he will create and implement a vision as well as inspire, empower, and will model collaborative leadership that transcends across the institution for students, faculty, staff, and visitors in order to increase safety and preparedness for the college community. The EMD will be empowered to lead and work closely with the PGCC Chief of Police, with the ability to hire additional emergency preparedness staff. In this leadership style, the EMD will proactively engage partners and constituents beyond the institution as well. Engaging locally and nationally, s/he will be the liaison between the college and campus public safety partner organizations. The EMD will develop and maintain an EM program to prepare the campus community in the event of an emergency or incident, mitigate measures to reduce loss of life and property, respond to and recover from emergencies, and maintain campus mission essential functions. The EMD will oversee campus public safety professional development, drills, tabletops, functional exercises, continuity of operations planning, fire safety systems, campus-wide building monitor program, community outreach, event support, and continuous improvement planning for a comprehensive all-hazards emergency operations plan. As a leader in an engaged community, the EMD will share the institution’s core values and will educate the college on preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation phases of emergency management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in emergency management, public administration, organizational leadership, urban planning, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related training and experience that demonstrates a broad knowledge and understanding emergency management, planning, critical infrastructure, and the application of best practices.
  • Certified Emergency Manager ( CEM ) and/or Professional Emergency Management ( PEM ) certifications preferred
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Executive Academy preferred
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Professional Development Series ( PDS ) and ICS -100/100HE/300/400 certifications preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of higher education emergency management principles.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skill and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in designing, implementing, promoting, delivering, and coordinating emergency management planning, training, and/or exercise programs for a large diverse organization comparable to a higher education institution
  • Expertise in applying principles and practices of project management
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines related to emergency management, disaster preparedness, and recovery efforts
  • Advanced knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting processes
  • Advanced knowledge to conduct research and identify funding opportunities for the expansion of the department’s operational budget
  • Advanced knowledge of public safety technology systems and communication techniques
  • Expert supervisory and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage crisis situations and manage sensitive information
  • Ability to implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse student/faculty/staff population, associates, public officials, community groups, local/regional/state/federal partners, peers in the emergency management profession, and the general public
  • Expert use of office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Solid working knowledge of hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Pertinent knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position

  • Serves as primary emergency management liaison with local, State, and National agencies.
  • Co-leads the Emergency Leadership Policy Group to coordinate the integration of the campus multi-hazard emergency operations plan, campus-wide collaborations, emergency preparedness training, building monitor program, and the development of a campus public safety advisory council. All plans will be coordinated with both internal and external constituents
  • Develops and maintains required multi-hazard emergency operations plans, continuity of operations plans, memorandums of understanding, and mutual aid agreements with other entities, as well as other emergency plans and documents.
  • Consults with campus partners to include but not limited to student affairs, faculty, health & wellness, disabilities services, continuing education, science lab practitioners, and police academy administrators to develop departmental and/or unit emergency preparedness and continuity of operations plans
  • Strategic knowledge partner to academic and administrative colleagues regarding best practice safety measures encompassing emergency preparedness for those with disabilities
  • Provides direction and guidance with campus and community partners on development, implementation, and management of emergency communications and notification systems
  • Develops, plans, leads, conducts, and participates in educational, training and outreach activities, to include program development and presentation of lectures and/or workshops
  • Represents the college at local, state, regional, and federal campus public safety organizations
  • Recommends revisions to existing emergency management documents
  • Maintains regulatory compliance standards and guidelines for emergency preparedness (i.e. Dept. of Education, Clery Act, Annual Security Report, OSHA, etc.)
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates drills and exercises to ensure College-wide emergency management preparedness and fire safety measures are in place.
  • Responds to and manages various emergency situations college-wide as they arise
  • Administers and provides support in the formation and review of the campus public safety administration operational and capital budgets
  • Collaborates with the appropriate departments to ensure accurate inventories of emergency of emergency management supplies are available and maintained.
  • Collaborates with peer campus public safety and emergency management officials in conducting organizational evaluations of the department as well as in improving campus public safety initiatives
  • Develops leadership, supervisory skills, communication protocols, business process flow, day-to-day operations, and teaming concepts and other technical training for campus public safety personnel
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment. Continuous sitting and upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity; light to moderate finger pressure to manipulate keyboard, equipment controls, and office equipment; pinch grasp to manipulate writing utensils. Frequent side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting at waist; moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials; lifting objects weighing up to 20 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 yards. OCCASIONAL squatting, kneeling, and reaching above and at shoulder height; moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20-35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.

  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Flexibility is also required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


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Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in emergency management, public administration, organizational leadership, urban planning, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of 5 years of directly related training and experience that demonstrates a broad knowledge and understanding emergency management, planning, critical infrastructure, and the application of best practices?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you certified in Emergency Management (CEM) or Professional Emergency Management (PEM)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please list all current certifications or completions of professional academy's you attended relating to Emergency Managment. The following are preferred certifications: Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Professional Emergency Management (PEM), FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Professional Development Series (PDS) and ICS-100/100HE/300/400 and FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Executive Academy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Other

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