Emergency Coordinator
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

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Under the direction of the emergency management director and emergency planner, the Emergency Coordinator performs emergency planning, response to and preparedness for incidents and events at the University. The coordinator will also conduct training and exercises, along with program development and outreach functions.
  • Work with director, emergency management planner & Emergency Management Advisory Committee to develop, update, & maintain campus-wide emergency plans for preparedness, response, continuity of operations, mitigation & recovery.
  • Develop, maintain, & update the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) including functional annexes, ICS position & checklists.
  • Work with director, emergency management planner & other campus partners to implement systems, policies & procedures for identification, collection & analysis of risk related information. Participate in risk & security assessments of university property (infrastructure, buildings, & grounds) & programs. Recommend strategies for identification & mitigation of hazards & risk.
  • Assist in planning, implementing, activating & coordinating development & readiness of emergency operations center (EOC).
  • Assist with development & delivery of program specific training & education to Virginia Tech community regarding emergency preparedness, mitigation, continuity & disaster response procedures & identify & maintain a list of available training opportunities.
  • Assist with coordination, design, & conducting periodic emergency management training & exercises, including tabletop, functional, & full-scale exercises & drills to prepare Virginia Tech for effective response to major emergencies & to improve departmental preparedness.
  • Provide emergency management technical consultation, advice & service throughout the university to faculty, management, administration & staff.
  • Develop & present public information & preparedness education programs for students, faculty, staff & visitors.
  • Prepare or coordinate after action reports following exercises & major emergencies, including recommending improvements & incorporating findings into current emergency management plans.
  • Assist director & emergency management planner with grant development & management.
  • Develop outreach material and update Emergency Management web site.
  • Perform other related functions in support of Virginia Tech's emergency management & risk assessment activities.
Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Work experience in one or more of the following emergency management areas: mitigation, response, continuity of operations, recovery, &/or preparedness.
  • Related experience, certifications, &/or education that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles of emergency management planning including; mitigation, preparedness, prevention, continuity of operations, recovery, & response.
  • Experience in complex issue analysis & creative problem solving along with the ability to provide strategic options & recommendations.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Commitment to, experience with, & ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively & present information to professionals, other interested groups, &/or individuals.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with associates, staff, public officials, civic & community groups, & the general public.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to assemble, correlate, & analyze information related to emergency management
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Certificates &/or coursework in emergency management, hazards mitigation planning, emergency management, disaster resiliency, risk assessment or related topics, including ICS 100 & 200.
  • Experience in creating, implementing, & coordinating emergency management, planning programs for a large diverse organization comparable to a higher education campus.
  • Experience creating & delivering emergency management training programs for diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 & Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) st&ards.
  • Experience creating & delivering emergency management training programs.
  • Experience in motivating individuals to dedicate time & effort to tasks which may be a minor percentage of their responsibilities but are critical to the University's functioning, (e.g., response planning & training).
  • Experience in grant writing & management.
Employment Conditions

Must have a criminal background check
Must have a driver's license check
Emergency Personnel - health & safety related

Describe Other:
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call response to perform emergency management functions and related duties during an emergency (such as providing support to the university's incident commander and staffing of the EOC).
  • Risk assessment and emergency response duties require ability to respond to emergencies on evenings and week ends, and work extended hours on site, possibly under difficult and trying circumstances; ability to use personal protection equipment (furnished); observe and record details relating to potential and actual hazards and/or emergencies; work in all weather conditions, under extreme temperatures, around chemicals, chemical fumes, biohazards, and electrical and mechanical hazards. May also be required to climb stairs and ladders, move and or climb over obstacles, and work under other conditions as required by the specific situation or emergency.
  • Ability to obtain a valid drivers' license and operate a motor vehicle.
Employment Comments

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