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Emergency Manager

Company: Gonzaga University
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details
First Section
Who We Are
At Gonzaga we don't just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for - and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our diverse selection of benefits is part of Gonzaga's commitment to care for and meet the needs of our employees and their families. The University provides full-time employees in their first year: a PPO Medical plan administered by Premera Blue Cross, employer-paid dental programs through Delta Dental, vision coverage through VSP, employer-paid Life Insurance, and optional employee-paid Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial, TIAA 403(b) Retirement plan including free onsite financial planning and advising, Employee Assistance Program through Supportlinc, Zagfit Wellness program with access to GU's onsite fitness center and Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus passes. Additionally, full-time (40 hours per week) staff employees accrue 4 hours of sick time per pay period (pro-rated for less than 40 hours/week), vacation time starting at 5 hours per pay period (pro-rated for less than 40 hours/week) and 17 paid holidays. Additional benefits such as Long Term Disability and Tuition Waivers are available after the first year of employment.
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Position Title
Emergency Manager
Posting Number
Chief of Staff Office
Work Schedule
M-F 8-5
Standard office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Incumbent may work non-standard hours at times.
Employment Status
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Hours per Week
Months per Year
Job Purpose
As a member of the risk and safety services team, which includes risk management, environmental health and safety and emergency management, the Emergency Manager will administer the Emergency Operations Plan for the University, lead university response, continuity, and recovery operations, and support the other functions of safety and risk mitigation of the team.
Target Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week)
Minimum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week)
Salary Midpoint (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week)
Maximum Salary (Annualized 12 months, 40 hours/week)
Essential Functions
Essential Function Category Title
Program Management
% of time for section
Function Details

  • Plans for large scale and/or high-risk campus events.
  • Update the University's Emergency Preparedness Website with current content and resource information.
  • Work directly with faculty, staff and leadership to develop, implement and continually improve campus-wide emergency preparedness, response plans and programs to improve the University's ability to respond to emergencies, effectively manage incidents and systematically restore the campus to full operation following an adverse event. Essential Function Category Title
    Training and Outreach
    % of time for section
    Function Details
    • Develop and facilitate discussion-based exercises for faculty, staff, students and administration to test emergency plans and procedures.
    • Work with Emergency Management Team and other campus and community partners to train, exercise and update the comprehensive all-hazard emergency operations plan. Essential Function Category Title
      Emergency Response
      % of time for section
      Function Details
      • Respond to emergencies and disasters as part of the University's incident command system (ICS).
      • Activate and staff the University's emergency operations center either physically or virtual during times of incidents, crises, or significant events, which may include work outside of standard business hours.
      • Prepare or coordinate After-Action Reports following exercises and major emergencies.
      • Collect, review and identify recommendations for improvement and incorporate these findings into current emergency management plans.
      • Provide situation reports, analysis, data, and recommendations as directed in developed plans or as directed by the Policy Group Essential Function Category Title
        Program Development
        % of time for section
        Function Details
        • Assist and support program risk assessments and improvement recommendations.
        • Participate in policy and process development to improve life safety and mitigate risk. Other Functions
          Other Functions
          • Incumbent may represent department on University-wide committees or projects as assigned and approved by the supervisor.
          • Other tasks as requested by the Department University Competencies
            University Work Values
            Promoting Excellence in Academic Endeavors and Professional Practice
            --- Fostering intellectual depth, competence, reflection, and creativity in pursuing exemplary, rather than satisfactory, outcomes
            Sharing Responsibility for Mission Identity and Leadership
            --- Making a personal commitment to learn about Gonzaga's mission, discovering ways to contribute individually and collaboratively to our distinctive learning and research community
            Affirming a Commitment to Human Dignity
            --- Engaging one another with profound respect, professionalism, and cura personalis while supporting one another's continued learning, development, and maximizing of potential
            Advancing a Culture of Inclusiveness
            --- Developing cultural fluencies and global awarenesses, and practicing habits that enable us to value, recruit, and support community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds
            Caring for Our Common Home and Integral Ecology
            --- Growing ecological awareness of and respect for the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, and the need to develop and practice habits that are mutually beneficial to all life
            Cultivating Individual and Community Accountability
            --- Demonstrating mutual commitment to our shared project by holding ourselves and others responsible for actions, expecting appropriate behavior, and aligning activities with ethical and professional standards
            Qualifications/Knowledge Required/Years Experience Required
            Degree Required
            Bachelor's Degree
            Certifications and/or Licensures required
            Knowledge Required
            Specialist Knowledge in field
            Years Experience Required
            3-4.99 years
            Minimum Qualifications
            • An understanding of all five mission areas for emergency preparedness (prevent, protect, respond, recover, mitigate) and collaborative planning standards.
            • Experience establishing and managing an EOC.
            • The ability to research, develop and write guidelines, procedures, and planning documents.
            • A general understanding of safety and risk mitigation practices and procedures.
            • Ability to analyze factors concerning risk, liability, safety, and occupational hazards which lead to effective solutions based upon the human and financial resources available to address the issue.
            • Ability to maintain effective relationships with a wide constituent group of university employees, students, other universities, public safety officials, and the general public.
            • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form to audience members that posses various levels of knowledge regarding emergency preparedness and risk management practices.
            • Ability to accumulate a large amount of data, organize the data into a comprehensive, cohesive fashion, provide ready access to this data for those needing access, and ensure the data is reviewed/updated as required.
            • Ability to use Microsoft Office 365 software and programs. Experience in working with emergency notification software.
            • Knowledge of applicable state laws, regulations, codes and guidelines as related to program areas.
            • Computer skills, including the ability to evaluate software applications to maximize efficiency.
            • Must be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment as necessary.
            • Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of program. Desired Qualifications
              • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams
              • Experience with Website design and maintenance
              • FEMA Professional Development Series, or other relevant FEMA certificate course
              • FEMA courses IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, IS363, and other relevant training for tactical incident management. Physical / Environmental Qualifications
                • Ability to effectively communicate with various constituents, including faculty, staff, administration, and the general public.
                • Ability to sit, reach, kneel, bend, and stoop as needed for performing office work.
                • Mobility as required to move about campus for safety inspections, meetings, etc.
                • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally as needed.
                • Wrist and hand movement related to computer work.
                • May perform work outside; withstand exposure to weather and elements.
                • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather.
                • Exposure to non-weather related hot and/or cold temperatures.
                • Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that may effect the respiratory system, eyes, or skin.
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                  EEO Statement
                  Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
                  Clery Statement
                  Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
                  The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.
                  A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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