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Facilities Management Job Description
Responsible for the overall development, documentation,
implementation, coordination, and facilitation of emergency
management, training, preparedness, and response activities.
Interact and collaborate with campus partners, as well as develop
and maintain relationships with outside agencies regarding
emergency preparedness and response efforts. Plans will be
developed across a broad range of emergency scenarios, including
but not limited to natural or manmade disasters and public health
emergencies (The Emergency Operations Plan). Partner actively with
others across the college.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and
participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful,
inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Emergency Preparation & Response: 35%
Prepare for and respond to college-wide events and emergencies.
Support the College’s Emergency Response Team, facilitating and
coordinating communication and response efforts as directed by the
Develop, maintain, and improve emergency response plans. Plan,
document, and coordinate updates and improvements to the Emergency
Operations Plan in compliance with regulatory requirements and
industry best practices. Assess the Plan and any subsequent
exercise to identify gaps and prioritize improvements.
Define requirements for the emergency operations center. Identify
and develop requirements to implement and maintain an Emergency
Training & Awareness: 35%
Provide training to the response team members and awareness to the
college community at large. Develop instructional materials and
give presentations on emergency preparedness, response, and
recovery. Coordinate and partner with other university departments
to assist in delivering emergency preparedness training
Conduct drills and exercises. Plan, facilitate, and document drills
and exercises to assess the strength of the Emergency Operations
Plan and the readiness of the Emergency Response Team. Following
drills and exercises, document After Action Reports to identify and
close gaps or implement process improvements.
Identify & Mitigate Risks (30%)
Identify college hazards and recommend mitigation strategies and
plans. Partner with subject matter experts including but not
limited to Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Safety,
Facilities Management, Information Technology Services, and Student
Affairs to identify hazards, develop mitigation plans, and control
Outreach to external preparedness and response related entities. In
collaboration with other College stakeholders, identifies
opportunities and engagement in public-private partnerships and
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts
to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,
experience, certifications, licenses)
Bachelor’s degree in an Emergency Management related field
required; combination of education, training and experience will be
Minimum three years of emergency management related experience
required, preferably in the higher education sector.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Professional certifications in the emergency management field such
as; Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Master Exercise
Practitioner (MEP) are highly desired.
Experience using mass communication systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of the National Incident Management System
(NIMS), and Incident Command System through minimum certification
of NIMS 800 and ICS 300.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to
function in a fast paced, changing environment, including in an
emergency situation. Ability to build trust and relationships
across the campus community and within the first responder
communities in the broader community.
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires
that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and
as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against
COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of
vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical
or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their
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About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest
women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in
teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of
outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as
advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The
College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,
Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty
cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,
religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and
employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its
programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and
regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.