Program Coordinator SR (Director of Emergency Management and Planning)

Requisition ID: 2019-1450

Category (Portal Searching): Program Management & Support

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

City: Logan

Job Classification: Exempt

College: Business & Finance

Department: University Police

Advertised Salary: Negotiable based on experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University seeks a proactive, forward thinking, and thoughtful leader to become the Director of Emergency Management and Planning to oversee the University’s emergency management. Director level leadership experience in a complex, diverse organization and the capacity to develop collaborative community and institutional relationships is essential. Under the leadership of the Executive Director of Public Safety, the Director of Emergency Management and Planning will: develop plans for the response to and preparedness for incidents and events at the University, USU Eastern, and its Regional Campuses (occasional travel to these campuses will be required); develop, organize, and administer the University Emergency Response Plan; review, coordinate, and update information requirements contained in the University Emergency Response Plan; coordinate with University safety and risk management functions for programs, interventions, and operations specified within the University Emergency Response Plan.


Emergency Management and Planning: responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the campus-wide Emergency Management/Preparedness programs as well as coordinate with Community Emergency Services as they relate to the University and the establishment of a viable campus Emergency Operations Center. Responsible for the validation of campus efforts in instruction, certifications, documentation, and selection of materials and supplies with designated federal and state emergency management/preparedness agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and State of Utah Emergency Services. Assist with the development and implementation of the campus-wide Business Continuity Plan including planned exercises for the evaluation of its effectiveness.


Training and Instructional Program Monitoring: Assist with the coordination and evaluation of the University Health and Safety training and instructional programs in the areas of Emergency Management/Preparedness and Operational Continuity. Coordinate, oversee, and evaluate emergency preparedness trainings, including for man-made and natural disaster emergencies.


Continuity of Operations Planning: Assist with the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of a business continuity framework for campus that identifies departmental key responsibilities, functions, and assets essential to operational continuity. Work with university central Public Relations and Marketing to promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers. Participates in university-wide committees to establish customer service and administrative plans and policies related to Emergency Management.
Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university OR five (5) years of experience in emergency management, public safety, security or a related field;
  • Experience with disaster planning, emergency management, or emergency preparedness;
  • Proficient with email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software;
  • Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS);
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, and effective communication skills (written and speaking);
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present professional reports.
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid UT driver’s license, clean driving history and ability to be insured; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, and commitment to equity and inclusion.



Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university AND three (3) years of experience in emergency management, public safety, security or a related field;
  • Completion of or training in FEMA ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training courses (or combination of courses)
  • Conflict management and resolution skills;
  • Experience in coordinating and providing emergency management training;
  • Experience in grant writing;
  • Planning and evaluating programs. Experience with, leading, and implementing an Incident Command System (ICS);
  • Knowledge of the Clery Act and reporting requirements;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills;



A background check, including a criminal history will be conducted for prospective employee.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume To be uploaded to the applicant profile
  2. Cover letter

3. Applicant can submit current certifications relevant to position to be uploaded to the applicant profile


Director of Emergency Management and Planning