Job: Director of Emergency Preparedness

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Jobing Description

Position ID: 013106
Position Type: Full-Time Professional Contractual
External Position: Yes

The Director of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for the overall management of the Colleges Emergency Management and Preparedness functions, including development and maintenance of its Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

  • Develops and maintains all emergency management and business continuity plans for the College; coordinates emergency simulations.
  • Identifies emergency management training needs, conducts vulnerability assessments and develops and implements comprehensive emergency management training programs; organizes and implements conferences on emergency planning and preparedness.
  • During an emergency or disaster, serves as a key member of the Colleges emergency response team under the supervision of the College President and Provost.
  • Directs all technical, administrative and fiscal functions of the Colleges Emergency Management and Preparedness program.
  • Applies for and assists in administering state, federal and local grants relating to homeland security and emergency preparedness.
  • Serves as the College's representative on Florida's Regional Domestic Security Task Force, and other state and local homeland security and emergency preparedness policy-making bodies.
  • Maintains relationships and fosters liaisons with the Colleges School of Justice, Campus Public Safety Departments and all local and regional first responder agencies and governmental emergency operations centers, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Florida Department of Health. Coordinates with the Colleges eight campuses on the development, implementation, and facilitation of best practices and initiatives in emergency preparedness
  • Researches state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines regarding the implementation of homeland security programs, and ensures College compliance with such regulations
  • Develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures and disseminates College program information for Emergency Management and Preparedness functions.
  • Serves on Campus and College Committees relating to emergency preparedness
  • Participates and advises in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to emergency preparedness
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills / Requirements

  • Master's Degree (MA or MS) from a regionally accredited institution in a related field of study such as Business, Public Relations, or Marketing and five (5) years of directly related experience in development, non-profit marketing or related field; or Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study and nine (9) years of experience in development, non-profit marketing or related field.
  • Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and emergency preparedness protocol; experience in business continuity plans helpful.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.

    Important Notes

    This is an essential position



    Miami Dade College
    Employment Department
    11011 SW 104 Street
    Kendall, FL 33176
    (305) 237-2559


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