Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Open Date:  07/22/2020

Close Date:  Until Filled

Campus Emergency Management seeks to fill an Emergency Preparedness Specialist. This position is responsible to Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Public Safety for managing emergency preparedness.

A Bachelor’s degree in emergency preparedness, business or public administration, or related field required. Equivalent experience with emergency management with certifications along with some college may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience as an instructor for courses related to emergency management.

Two years of experience with emergency management or related professional environment required.

Knowledge and understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) are preferred. 

Certifications of FEMA 100, 200, 300, 700, 800 are preferred.

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Director of Emergency Management

Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions offering degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine. With an enrollment of over 13,500 in graduate and undergraduate degree programs, Tulane students represent all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. Tulane, with its 4,400 full-time employees, is one of the largest employers in New Orleans and is dedicated to attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students. The new director of emergency management has a wonderful opportunity to work in a thriving campus environment providing exceptional knowledge, experience, and leadership to this critical position.

Reporting to the vice president and deputy chief operating officer, the director of emergency management will:


  • conduct assessments of Tulane University's potential susceptibility and impact to natural and other disasters, including, but not limited to hurricanes, fires, hazardous spills, bomb threats, bioterrorism, severe weather, ice storms, boiled water advisories, and civil disorders;

  • be responsible for developing Recovery and Business Continuity Plans for schools and departments for resumption of operations after a disastrous or catastrophic event;

  • supervise departmental staff: business continuity program manager and the emergency management manager;

  • planning, and hands-on response to disaster and emergencies.

  • have a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Preparedness or related field and a minimum of ten years of applicable experience in emergency preparedness, disaster planning, and hands-on response to disaster and emergencies.

A detailed description of the position is available on the Spelman Johnson website at:

Heather J. Larabee, Ed.D, Practice Leader & Senior Consultant

Spelman Johnson: an executive search firm since 1991, recognized for our work in identifying and recruiting outstanding leaders in education, advocacy associations, and social impact organizations.

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Emergency Management & Continuity Analyst

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Emergency Management & Continuity Analyst to support Systemwide Risk Management in the conduct of the CSU's systemwide emergency management and continuity activities. The incumbent assists the Director, EMC with the coordination of campus staff, auxiliaries, and the Chancellor's Office, and when applicable teams of external, contracted professionals as it relates to implementing the CSU Emergency Management & Continuity program. The incumbent also supports in the development and implementation of CSU written policy and programs related to these operations.


Under the general direction of the Director, Systemwide Emergency Management & Continuity, the Director, Systemwide Emergency Management & Continuity will:

  • Assist campuses with the implementation of Emergency Management and Business Continuity policies by creating and compiling guides, sample documents, and best practices.

  • Serve as a member of the Chancellor's Office Emergency Operations Center.

  • Assist with the coordination of systemwide emergency management training courses and webinars.

  • Assist with the development, facilitation, and evaluation of emergency management exercises for both the Chancellor's Office EOC team and campus emergency managers.

  • Assist the Director of EMC in preparing reports including the after action reports, situation reports, and the annual emergency management status report.

  • Manage information related to training records, multi-year training & exercise plans, and campus contacts for emergency management functions.

  • Assist with updates, training and implementation of the Chancellor's Office Emergency Operations and Continuity of  Operations Plans.

  • Assist with the management of EOC software and communications tools including operation, maintenance, development and training.

  • Coordinate and participate in CSU affinity groups as required.

  • Work with affinity groups to identify common systemwide needs that can be addressed through collaborative and cooperative workgroup efforts.

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management as part of continuing education to learn new information, practices, compliance/regulatory changes and to develop working relationships with other  emergency manage


This position requires:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience required to include a minimum of one year of emergency preparedness, planning, or response.

  • Completion of independent study courses and/or in person training from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute is required.

  • Completion of the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program is desirable.

  • Being available to respond to emergency situations as they arise.

  • Experience in planning and conducting multi-stakeholder meetings and events is required.

  • Proficiency with office computer systems.

  • Possession of a valid California driver license is required.

  • Ability to travel by air/car/train and overnight as necessary to perform duties is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher education institutions.

  • Information management and analytical experience.

  • Experience in local, state, or federal emergency management or a major university environment is preferred.

  • Participation and membership in IAEM, CESA or other regional emergency management organizations is preferred.

Application Period

Resumes will be accepted until job posting is removed. Priority consideration given to candidates who apply by January 29, 2021.

For more detailed information or to apply, click on this link,


Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis

of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender

expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran

status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified

applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at

(562) 951-4070.

Emergency Management Association of Tennessee


P.O. Box 1238   Wartburg, TN  37887



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