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Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations

Lee College
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Manager, Emergency and Safety Operations

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: FY2300273
Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
Division: Strategic Initiatives

Position Overview
Starting Salary Range is $55,713 -$72,430. The initial salary offer is commensurate with education and related work experience.

Develop, oversee, and coordinate all emergency planning and safety operations for the College, including college-wide
emergency preparedness initiatives, incident responses, and emergency communications. The incumbent will develop, lead, educate, inform, and motivate campus constituents in emergency and safety planning and strategies; develop emergency plans to prepare and respond to emergencies; create educational and training materials; conduct training sessions and drills to prepare campus for emergencies; make recommendations about the college's campus/centers closure when affected by the weather; and establish and maintain relationships with first responders, local law enforcement, area emergency planners (e.g., Baytown and Harris County Offices of Emergency Management), college employees, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop programs and initiatives that promote the safety and welfare of the College community.
  • Develop and manage the College's crisis management and emergency operations plan.
  • Develop, plan, lead, and/or participate in educational, training, and outreach activities, including program and training development and presentation of lectures and/or workshops.
  • Develop, implement, and document emergency response training exercises for the campus community.
  • Ensure campus plans are up-to-date and in compliance with the latest standards in emergency response.
  • Inform campus leadership of the status of campus preparedness and planning for weather-related (e.g., tropical storm, hurricane, tornado, ice, snow, etc.) or unexpected (e.g., fire, explosion, active shooter) emergencies.
  • Monitors for threats to the College and communicates with campus constituents about imminent threats.
  • Monitor weather and approaching storms and make recommendations to campus leadership if the weather is likely to alter campus class schedules or affect campus events.
  • Organize and communicate a high volume of information in a format that is user-friendly and understood.
  • Partner with campus centers and departments in planning and implementing emergency preparedness plans.
  • Collaborate with local fire and police departments to develop, practice, drill, and test emergency action plans for the College's various locations.
  • Serve as Incident Commander, providing leadership during emergency situations.
  • Serve as primary emergency management liaison with local, state, and national agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and state emergency personnel and agencies.
  • Maintain and update the Employee Emergency Response Manual and Emergency Preparedness website.
  • Complete and submit mandatory reports (e.g., Higher Ed Safety and Security Audit, Emergency Operation Plan).
  • Work with the appropriate offices/personnel to disseminate messages to warn and guide campus constituents about imminent threats.
  • Serve as the Chair of the College's Safety Committee; prepare agendas and collaborate with security and facilities leads across campus.
  • Meet with local first responders after disasters to review emergency response events and plan for campus recovery.
  • Assess emergency preparedness and availability of appropriate technologies for emergency response.
  • Debrief with leadership to evaluate emergency response to determine improvements to the process.
  • Work with appropriate offices to test emergency alert technology; track and analyze data on the speed of communications, timing of messages, and communication delays.
  • Stay abreast of relevant procedures and strategies for emergency responses.
  • Provide responses that may require work late nights, early mornings, on the weekends, or during an emergency event.
  • Recommend the development of college policies, administrative regulations, and procedures.

  • Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree
  • Two (2) years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines related to emergency management and disaster assistance
  • Knowledge and understanding of higher education emergency management principles, procedures, and standards (preferred)
  • Competencies needed:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Work effectively with a wide range of people at various levels and from a diverse community,
  • Act decisively and accept responsibility,
  • Adapt to change,
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management,
  • Program planning and implementation skills, and
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing/implanting new strategies and procedures
  • Must be able to work late nights, early mornings, weekends, and during emergencies

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