This position is not eligible for overtime.
Because of the financial challenges the State of Washington has been facing, all employees will take a one year 3% cut on salaries effective July 1, 2012 through June 29, 2013.
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
Reporting to the Director of Campus Safety and Security, the Emergency Operations Officer (EOO) is responsible in facilitating the development and implementation of campus emergency planning, response and preparedness, training and exercises, program development, and outreach functions. This position requires an individual with strong project management skills and a background in institutional emergency preparedness The EOO is serves as the campus liaison to internal and external constituents as it relates to emergency preparation, response and intervention.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties:
This position will convene and coordinate with various committees and taskforces necessary for the integration of the campus emergency plans. Developing effective emergency planning processes to ensure that stakeholders have a high level of understanding of and commitment to the emergency and business continuity plans that are developed. All plans will be coordinated with both internal and external constituents that include campus behavioral intervention team, the county’s regional disaster taskforce, CERT teams, etc. The employee occupying this position will provide leadership and support to develop programs and plans that includes but not limited to address and prevent violence on campus, infectious disease outbreaks and the special needs of students and others on campus with disabilities or unique needs. Act as a liaison and point of contact to local first responders and regional disaster jurisdictions and the campus community. Develop and maintain memorandum of agreement with partner agencies on emergency planning.
Response and Preparedness
Work with campus and community partners on development, implementation, and management of emergency communications and notification systems for the institutions. Assess current systems and enhance their capabilities to notify and communicate with students with special needs on campus. Manage the acquisition, testing and replacement of emergency and safety equipment and supplies (e.g., first aid, evacuation chairs, AED’s). Maintain, update and test safety and emergency systems such as Rapid Responder, public address systems, and web site pages.
Training and Exercising
Assist with the development and delivery of emergency operations program specific training and education to staff, students and faculty about emergency preparedness, mitigation, continuity and disaster response procedures. Training will include evacuation/sheltering procedures, and response to violent person on campus/active shooter. Work with Human Resources to maintain a database of emergency staff and other designated representatives trained in National Incident Management System-Incident Command System protocols. Assist with the coordination, design, and conducting of tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises to prepare staff for effective response to major emergencies and to test individual preparedness. Prepare or coordinate after action reports following exercises and major emergencies, including recommending improvements and incorporating findings into current emergency management plans.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, or community regional planning, or public administration or related field
Incident Command System certificates for ICS 100 and 200.
Two years of related work experience in one or more of the following emergency management planning areas: mitigation, response, continuity of operations, recovery, and/or preparedness
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Must have a commitment to pluralism
Ability to multi-task and manage workload
Good problem solving skills
Ability to diplomatically handle challenging or tense situations
Good organizational and strong interpersonal skills DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Experience working for an institution of higher education
Experience creating and delivering emergency management training programs
Professional project management experience SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Must pass a background check
Driving abstract is required
Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License
Bellevue College - 16 months ago