Manager 3, Emergency Response - #390202

Salt Lake Community College

Date: 08/19/2021 19:00 PM

City: Alta, Utah

Salary: $58,075 - $65,335 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Emergency Manager has primary responsibility to prepare the Salt Lake Community College community for emergencies and major disasters through planning, training, establishing policies, and for the coordination of information and resources. This is accomplished through comprehensive mitigation, prevention, preparation, response, recovery, and thorough business continuity planning programs that protect and ensure continuation of the College’s critical functions. This position manages, develops, analyzes, organizes, implements assesses, and continuously improves a comprehensive emergency management program. The program will be based on emergency management regulations and accepted emergency management professional best practices and utilization of the Salt Lake Community College Emergency Operations Plan. The plan must ensure federal, state and local regulatory compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This position will serve as the chair of the Salt Lake Community College Emergency Advisory Council and collaborate with the Deputy Director of Public Safety in the absence of the Executive Director of Public Safety, or assume their responsibilities in the absence of both. The scope of this position requires being available, except while on approved leave, twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week via communication devices in order to respond to emergency situations. This position may require occasional evening and weekend work. This position is designated as an essential employee
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Develops, assesses, revises, and maintains the campus Emergency Operations Plan. Provides guidance, training, and assistance to individual departments in developing their own departmental emergency and business continuity plans. Assures compliance of the plans with regulatory requirements. Coordinates and integrates the plans with other specialized plans such as the hazardous materials emergency response plans required by regulation
Monitors and provides for compliance with the National Incident Management System, (NIMS) adapted for use on college campuses and maintains documentation to facilitate implementation of NIMS components.

Plans, develops, and coordinates campus all-hazards response to emergency or disaster conditions. Researches and develops emergency preparedness procedures for the Salt Lake Community College community.

Prepares the campus for prompt and efficient recovery from a disaster. Works with all relevant parts of the Salt Lake Community College community to assure that business continuity is integral to their business and emergency planning. Develops committees and workgroups and other methods to facilitate this effort.

Is aware of grant opportunities and writes, applies for, and administers emergency management grants.


Conducts ongoing evaluation of campus preparedness, including initial and periodic assessment of natural, technological, and human hazards and threats. Evaluates the level of risk to the health and safety of emergency management responders, continuity of routine operations, impacts to the facility infrastructure, environmental impacts, economic impacts, regulatory impacts and the reputation of the institution.

Develops and implements an Incident Command System in harmony with the Emergency Operations Plan.

Continues to develop and improve the Building Marshal and CERT Team program through recruitment, training, and equipping of CERT Team members throughout the college community. Establishes caches at various SLCC sites.

Plans, implements and coordinates the continued development of the Emergency Coordination Center facilities and equipment. Directs the identification of participants to be involved in ECC management and develops and provides required training. Plans for the development of a secondary EOC.

Evaluates and proposes changes to the communications needs and develops equipment and training to include primary and secondary communications systems.

Designs, plans and conducts periodic emergency management exercises including tabletop, functional, and full-scale drills and exercises. Cooperates with Salt Lake County, the State of Utah, and others in participating in their drills and exercises as well. Provides instruction and guidance to exercise and event participants, and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the exercises and event responses.

Ensures efficient operation of the Salt Lake Community College Emergency Notification System. Acts as the administrator of the Emergency Notification System, including the mass notification and public address systems. Ensures readiness of the public address system and tracks the progress of its implementation. Responsible for sending alerts and testing these systems and recruiting registration of students and employees into the system.

Coordinates with state, county, and city emergency management officials in developing memorandums of understanding or mutual aid agreements for assistance in emergency or disaster situations.


Develops and recommends strategies for the mitigation of identified hazards. Makes efforts to continue to review existing hazards and completes new assessments of new Salt Lake Community College activities. Takes the lead of the mitigation grants.


Identifies and evaluates response resources including on-campus, community, inter/intra campus, and allied professional groups.

Develops and coordinates the abilities of Salt Lake Community College first responders to respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies as needed.

Coordinates with campus and outside agencies public information officials, internal and external to Salt Lake Community College. Facilitates training and preparedness for public information officials and their function in the incident Command System.

Responds to emergencies on-campus, including after hours and is available on call. Manages an incident scene according to the incident command structure.


Facilitates general preparedness for recovery. Includes plans for short and long term recovery efforts. Coordinates and gives support to fire and hazardous materials response teams.

Develops, trains responders in their use, and implements computer-based systems for tracking emergency conditions, documenting resources expended and preparing requests for reimbursement to the proper agencies for declared disasters.


Supervise and manage emergency management personnel, including; hiring, training, performance, coaching and resolution.

Manages budget for emergency preparedness.

Coordinates, supports, and influence all relevant individuals and groups identified in the Emergency Operations Plan within emergency management functions.

Manages, coordinates, acts as chair and organizes regular meetings of the Salt Lake Community College Emergency Procedures Committee. Provides guidance to Emergency Management Team members and acts a liaison to the Operations Group and the Policy Group as identified in the Emergency Operations Plan.

Other duties as assigned
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued Preferred Qualifications
Higher education/Campus-based experience is helpful.

Experience with large organizations with multiple priorities

Demonstrated experience in emergency management practices as well as knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).

Have the Advanced Professional Development (or the FEMA Basic Academy) and Professional Development Series Certificates
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field;

Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in emergency management and planning, policy development and coordination.

Substitutions for work experience / education are allowable on a 2:1 basis
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Familiarity with hazard assessment methodology, mitigation measures, including preservation of academic records, damage assessment, and resource recovery methods.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide comprehensive management of all program elements, including budgetary planning, long and short term objective planning, resource management, grant writing, and communications skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with crisis management and Emergency Coordination Center operations.
  • Ability to write, manage and apply for grants.
  • Ability to manage and direct people in a calm and respectful manner.
  • Ability to solve problems and make appropriate decisions.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Ability to react quickly to adverse situations, ability to change direction as emergencies evolve.
  • Ability to respond quickly to events and emergency situations throughout the College campuses.
  • Ability to be on call 24 hours a day 7 days per week in the event of an emergency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties Special Instructions
  • Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
  • More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:

FLSA Exempt SLCC Information
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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