Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division
The Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division is responsible for implementing advanced emergency management protocols in support of UCSF’s Emergency Plan, coordinating UCSF’s Emergency Operations Centers, and providing all hazards emergency management and training, homeland security risk assessment, mitigation planning, business continuity planning and technology support for the UCSF Emergency Operations Center.

Job Overview
The Director of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is responsible for the process to develop overall emergency and disaster response, readiness and recovery capabilities for all the University’s operating programs and critical services.

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and coordinating all of the elements of the University’s emergency management system including all hazards planning (technological, human caused, biological and natural disasters). Planning includes administrative, preparedness, response, recovery (including mission continuity) and mitigation among other programs. The Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is responsible for facilitation of multi-disciplinary committees and work groups necessary to ensure appropriate problem-solving and planning at all levels of the University from the executive leadership to the operating department level.

This position operates within a framework of broad guidelines and goals established by the Chief of Police (who serves as the Director of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management) and with input and participation from the EOC Command Staff, Section Chiefs, and appropriate UCSF stakeholders. Additionally, the Director is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of the University’s Emergency Response Management Plan. This plan is the primary emergency management protocol and provides for the Emergency Operation Center’s ( EOC) activation in the event of a localized, University-wide or community-wide emergency. This position also serves as liaison to City and County of San Francisco and San Mateo Emergency Operations organizations, the State of California Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizations, the University of California Emergency Managers workgroup among other emergency management organizations. This position is also UCSF’s primary point of contact and liaison with the UCOP Emergency Management Program.

Additionally, the incumbent will maintain and facilitate development and compliance with the campus-wide Emergency Action Plans; the Floor Warden Program; provide University-wide guidance and training as necessary for compliance with these program requirements, develop and maintain related record keeping data bases and systems and provide regular reports as required by the Chief of Police and University leadership.

The incumbent will coordinate and facilitate multi-jurisdictional training and drill exercises for a variety of responders and response levels including, but not limited to, classroom training, table top drills and functional exercises.

The incumbent is responsible for guiding and directing the programmatic work of the Homeland Security Emergency Management Division Staff who provide Mission Continuity Program management, mass notification system coordination, Emergency Action Plan program coordination and disaster volunteer development functions. The incumbent coordinates the development of approximately 1200 Emergency Action Plan emergency coordinators, floor wardens, site emergency coordinators and volunteer Campus Emergency Response Team staff including volunteers trained as Disaster Mental Health, Care & Shelter, and Emergency Communications responders.

The incumbent is also responsible for coordination of an annual review of UCSF Homeland Security Emergency Management preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts to:
• Ensure the Police Departments successful reaccreditation by the Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA);
• Facilitate UCSF’s highest level of compliance with the NFPA 1600 standards in emergency management during the University of California’s annual self-assessment.

During non-emergencies, regular work requirement is 40 hours weekly in an open office environment.

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Important Application Instructions:

In order to apply for this position we require:

1) A current resume
2) Complete the Police Officer application found on the Police Department website. The application can be accessed at:
3) Save both your resume and application as one document. Upload this combined document into your profile under resumes and use it to submit to this position.

If you are unable to combine these two documents, please submit your resume and mail the Police Officer application to:

Elizabeth Clark
UCSF Police Department
Professional Standards Division
654 Minnesota Street, Room 180
San Francisco, CA 94143-0238

Note: Both documents must be received in order to be considered for available positions.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Fire and Life Safety, Criminal Justice or other related field and five+ years emergency management/homeland security program management experience in local, state or federal emergency management agency or major university environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Management experience directing, supervising and evaluating staff;
• Certificates of training in National Incident Management System (NIMS), California Emergency Management System (SEMS), and Incident Command System (ICS) including and beyond ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Outlook;
• Critical thinking and analysis skills to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of current systems and processes for documenting emergency preparedness plans, training, and data;
• High level written and verbal communication skills, politically astute, capable of effective problem-solving in politically sensitive matters involving the schools, medical center, and campus administration; ability to work with little supervision within broad direction and program guidelines established by the Chief of Police;
• Knowledge and ability to provide leadership in developing all four phases of an emergency management program;
• Knowledge of emergency management best practices; application of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF) California Standardized Emergency Management System (preferred and ability to expertly guide, direct and facilitate problem-solving, risk mitigation, personal and institutional preparedness, emergency response, business recovery planning and restoration of normal University operations following a man-made or natural disaster;
• Ability to work in a high stress, noise-filled environment with multiple distractions and competing priorities for 12-hour durations for extended periods during disaster operations is essential;
• Ability to take specific University of California system-wide and UCSF university-wide policies and procedures, and local, State and Federal requirements, directives and standards to serve as guidance and direction in UCSF Emergency management policy and procedure development;
• History of developing and maintaining good public relations with university departments, public safety organizations, city and county officials, and others;
• Knowledge and ability to assess emergency management needs, establish priorities and develop and implement new programs to meet unmet needs;
• Program Management: excellent organization skills, ability to assess states of preparedness, identify needs, develop strategic plans, prioritize work, and assign delegate tasks and projects among staff to achieve smart goals;
• Demonstrated ability to create and present ICS and NIMS to EOC staff and community emergency preparedness presentations, including volunteer emergency response training.

Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting up to 30 lbs. overhead, up to 40 lbs. above waist, up to 50 lbs. below waist, carrying/pushing/pulling over 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive movements of upper extremities; tolerance to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; ability to differentiate color, operating motor vehicles, use of protective equipment, work in open office environments.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Functional knowledge and understanding of business continuity or continuity of planning principles and operations (COOP);
• Proficiency in or the ability to rapidly gain proficiency in technology based emergency management and communications applications, ranging from mass notification systems, VHF & UHF radio communications, satellite phones, and web-bases systems ranging from emergency management applications, social media, VOIP, RSS, etc.;
• Knowledge and abilities in applying NFPA 1600 and or EMAP standards in evaluating emergency management programs;
• Knowledge and ability to fulfill various ICS functions in an EOC, DOC, ICP, or emergency response team during an actual activation;
• Experience in federal grant application and administration;
• Knowledge and understanding of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) applicable to emergency management and homeland security at the special jurisdiction/local government level;
• Knowledge and experience in working with HSEEP, CALEA and NFPA 1600 standards, requirements and guidance’s;
• Experience in establishing or managing Mass Notification Systems;
• Master’s Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security;
• Possession of current IAEM Certified Emergency Manager credential;
• Training and experience: in COOP, COG or Business/Mission Continuity Planning;
• Completion of HSEEP intermediate level training with certificate;
• Radio Technician License

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