Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Emergency Manager
This position is responsible for promoting a culture of preparedness and resiliency within the College through prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The emergency manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the College’s emergency preparedness programs and initiatives. The Emergency Manager will direct campus-wide incident /emergency planning and business continuity planning including the strategic planning, development and revision of incident / emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and business continuity documentation and policies, and the implementation and training associates with such policies. Must be an innovative self-starter who can work independently to prioritize and complete projects with critical deadlines. This position is designed to serve as the front-line representative of emergency management to the College community while serving under the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.
Bachelor’s degree •Demonstrated experience in a technical or professional capacity in health & safety, emergency management operations, emergency preparedness planning or related industry. •Advanced knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and DEC guidelines, laws and regulations, including understanding institutional incident, emergency management principles, procedures and standards.
Knowledge and thorough understanding of emergency response programs; of means of minimizing property damage and human discomfort once a disaster has occurred; of the principles and practices of program planning and project implementation; of the theory, principles, techniques and practices of disaster emergency organization and preparedness; of public administration principles and practices; of state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to disaster recovery and assistance; of training techniques; and of charting and report writing.
Knowledge of state, federal, and local community and agency concerns in emergency planning. •Knowledge of general fire, police, EMS and incident management principles and practices. •Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve problems; exercise sound judgement; evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action. Analyze and communicate emergency response advice to local officials; to encourage local compliance with state and federal emergency response guidelines; to gather information from printed and other recorded sources; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to present ideas and facts clearly and concisely; to plan, coordinate and promote various programs; to encourage community cooperation with disaster planning and relief efforts; to develop practical plans and exercises; to test and evaluate response and recovery from natural hazards; to prepare and review complex reports; and to maintain order among groups in emergency situations.
Commitment to stay current and aware of trends in the business of emergency management, and; harness this knowledge to incorporate these on to all phases of the College’s emergency preparedness.
Commitment to demonstrate openness to different viewpoints and communicate in a manner which demonstrates sensitivity and respect for diverse backgrounds and individual lived experiences.
Ability to gain trust of colleagues, show respect for others, value diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, demonstrate honesty, integrity, high ethical and moral standards and hold others to the same expectations.
Ability to develop staff and posses flexible interpersonal styles to most effectively interact with, develop, and lead others in emergency awareness, planning, and execution.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
•Completion of New York State Crowd Manager training;
•Certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and/or the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, completed or in-progress, required within four years of employment;
•National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program certificates Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 700 and 800, completed or in-progress, required within one year of employment.
The evolution of learning communities in higher education during the last decade is one of the most exciting, academically challenging, student friendly developments in years. Learning communities are academically challenging and extremely rewarding.
At Buffalo State, a learning community is a block of courses that explores a complex theme through four or five classes. The faculty work to demonstrate how their particular course reflects the theme and connects to learning in other courses. Students take all of these courses together and form friendships that last beyond graduation.
Equally as important, students learn material at a deeper level because they spend more time discussing ideas and working to master the lessons.