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Number 482 • July 26, 2007 | Past Issues

   

1) Two New Annotated Bibliographies Available

The Natural Hazards Center announces the availability of two annotated bibliographies.

Pandemic and Public Health Preparedness and Response
A collection of citations focusing on pandemics, such as influenza, West Nile, and SARS, and public health initiatives. Reports, books, manuals, assessments, and an individual video briefing are compiled this bibliography.

Interoperability as a Function of Disaster Response
Containing 20 citations, this bibliography presents media briefings, Congressional acts, government reports, manuals, and academic literature addressing interoperability and its function in effective disaster response.

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2) NSF Seeking Unsolicited Proposals

Dennis Wenger has returned to the National Science Foundation (NSF), once again serving as the program director for the Infrastructure Systems Management and Hazard Response program. 

Dennis and the NSF are urging the submission of unsolicited proposals for funding. The next period for submitting unsolicited proposals is September 1 through October 1.

Both disciplinary and multidisciplinary proposals are welcome. 

For more information, contact Dennis Wenger at dwenger@nsf.gov .

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3) DHS Announces $1.7 Billion in Homeland Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced final 2007 Fiscal Year (FY) Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) awards totaling $1.7 billion, including almost $411 million to the nation’s six urban areas considered to be at highest risk of a terrorist attack: New York City/Northern New Jersey; the National Capital Region; Los Angeles/Long Beach; the California Bay Area; Houston; and Chicago. HSGP grants enhance the ability of states, territories, and urban areas to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters. Final FY 2007 HSGP awards include:

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI): $746.9 million
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): $509.3 million
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP): $363.8 million

The FY 2007 HSGP involved extensive collaboration with state and local homeland security and emergency management officials. In addition, approximately 150 state and local homeland security officials reviewed HSGP investment justifications to assess the effectiveness of proposed investments in addressing identified homeland security needs. To view the full press release, visit www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1184781799950.shtm.

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4) USGS Pilot Program Makes Landsat Data Available Via Web

Beginning on June 4, 2007, the USGS began releasing selected Landsat 7 satellite imagery of the United States via the Web. Landsat 7 data are of high quality with limited cloud cover. The Web-enabled distribution of new and recently acquired data is a pilot project for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), currently projected for launch in 2011. The project will allow Landsat data users to help refine the distribution system planned for the upcoming LDCM. Each scene will be registered to the terrain, or "ortho-rectified," prior to being placed on the Web. Copies of these data will also be available on CD or DVD at the cost of reproduction. Landsat data have proven useful for a wide range of applications, including disaster monitoring after Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami. Customer response to the pilot project will be evaluated and will influence the future distribution system. The selected image data are available at glovis.usgs.gov.

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5) HHS Announces $896.7 Million in Funding to States for Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided $896.7 million to the states, territories, and four metropolitan areas to improve and sustain their ability to respond to public health emergencies.

HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is coordinating the funding to be used for preparedness and response to all-hazards public health emergencies including terrorism, pandemic influenza, and other naturally occurring public health emergencies.

The funding includes:

  • $175 million for pandemic influenza preparedness to assist public health departments in their pandemic influenza planning efforts. 
  • $57.3 million to support the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI). CRI is designed to ensure that selected cities provide oral medications during a public health emergency to 100 percent of their affected populations.
  • $35 million to improve the early detection, surveillance, and investigative capabilities of poison control centers to provide information to health care providers and the public to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear events.
  • $5.4 million is specifically allocated for states bordering Mexico and Canada (including the Great Lakes States) for the development and implementation of a program to provide effective detection, investigation, and reporting of urgent infectious disease cases in the three nations’ shared border regions.

The complete press release can be viewed here, http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/07/pr20070717c.html.

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6) National Hurricane Center Director Steps Down Following NOAA Employee Mutiny

On July 9, 2007, National Hurricane Center director Bill Proenza stepped down from his position after nearly half of his staff signed a statement demanding his departure. Proenza replaced Max Mayfield last December, when Mayfield retired after 34 years of federal service at the National Hurricane Center. Proenza’s departure followed months of controversy, triggered largely by his open criticism of NOAA budget priorities and the agency’s failure to replace the aging QuikSCAT satellite. Proenza began his career with the NOAA National Weather Service at its National Hurricane Center and with NOAA's hurricane hunters in the mid-1960s and went on to serve in a number of field, headquarters, and leadership capacities across the nation. Ed Rappaport, a 20-year veteran of the NHC and its deputy director, has been appointed as interim director in the wake of Proenza’s departure. Rappaport has served largely in an administrative role since becoming deputy director in 2000 after many years as a highly regarded hurricane forecaster. According to NOAA Administrator Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr, Proenza is now “on leave until further notice, which means that he will not be undertaking any official duties.”


7) Some New Web Resources

[Below are some new or updated Internet resources we have discovered. For an extensive list of useful Internet sites dealing with hazards, see www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/.]

Children and Disasters: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
The Emergency Information Infrastructure Partnership (EIIP) hosted a live chat presentation and interactive Q&A session on July 25, with Dr. Lori Peek of Colorado State University. The topic was post-Katrina research findings on the experience of children and their caregivers in disasters. Dr. Peek’s research showed that while children are both vulnerable in disasters and need assistance from adults, they are also resilient and can find ways to effectively cope. Linked above, the EIIP has posted the transcript from this session. Dr. Peek also provided a bibliography, available here: ftp://www.emforum.org/pub/eiip/KatrinaResearchBibliographyJuly2007.doc.

Planning Ahead
This article, featured in Emergency Management magazine, explores a recent study of emergency management Web sites and their effectiveness in democratic outreach, information content, outreach to special needs populations, and intergovernmental relations.

National Academy of Sciences Gilbert F. White Lecture in the Geographical Sciences
In 2006, the Geographical Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences established the Gilbert F. White lecture series, the aim of which is to examine connections between the geographical sciences and society. Developed with his blessing, it both honors Gilbert and uses his example to encourage and inspire geographers to share their work regarding the connections between science and society. The inaugural lecture was delivered by Gilbert's eminent former student, Robert Kates. The complete text of that lecture, which surveys Gilbert's career as well as the methods, results, and long-term consequences of his work, is provided here.

Hurricane Public Service Announcements
Nearly 20 public service announcements (PSAs) addressing hurricanes are available as Windows Media Player files from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These PSAs address topics such as preparing for a storm, staying safe around dogs after a disaster, preventing chain saw injuries, coping with stress, and many others.

Gadget Predicts Quakes before They Hit
This MSNBC News article showcases a new home appliance that can warn people of an earthquake seconds before it begins. Created by a Japanese company, SunShine Co. Ltd., the device is about the size of a paperback novel and should give people enough time to “hide under tables, turn off gas and fire sources, or even just to move away from potentially dangerous furniture.”

National Wildfire Programs Database
The U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Research Station, in cooperation with Louisiana State University, has developed a new information section in the National Database of State and Local Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Programs Web site. The section assists community leaders and fire officials in developing community wildfire protection plans (CWPPs) and provides a central location to review key features of existing CWPPs. The searchable format allows users to review existing CWPPs as they work to address wildfire vulnerability in their area.

Staying Safe: A Conceptual Framework for School Safety
This tool, currently being piloted, can be used to assess a school’s strengths and weaknesses in risk and emergency management, identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, and – importantly – make connections between different areas of school activity so that they reinforce each other. Copies can be downloaded for free from the Web site. Feedback is welcome and should be addressed to Dr. John Twigg (j.twigg@ucl.ac.uk).

Disaster Research Center 2006 Annual Report
The 2006 Annual Report from the Disaster Research Center (DRC) at the University of Delaware states that the DRC once again enjoyed a very active and productive year, and lists goals for the center to move forward in efforts to engage in multidisciplinary projects and to expand academic and research endeavors to include a diverse group of colleagues, both nationally and internationally. The report explores publications, theses, presentations, and other activities of the DRC during 2006.

Emergency Preparedness Atlas: U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released this atlas to help local communities identify the health care facilities (hospitals and nursing homes) that could be available and prepared to provide assistance under emergency conditions in their communities. The Emergency Preparedness Atlas includes six case studies in North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, southern California, Washington, and Utah that each include a series of maps depicting the locations and capacity of nursing homes and hospitals as well as their geographic relationship to a variety of emergency management and bioterrorism preparedness regions, such as HAZMAT response regions, emergency management regions, and Red Cross chapters.

Emergency Response Guidebook
Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Human Services, this electronic guidebook will help emergency responders access information instantly following hazardous materials spills and chemical fires. The guidebook will give police, fire fighters, and other emergency responders the critical information they need to make decisions necessary for public protection.

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8) Conferences, Training, and Events

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. For a comprehensive list of upcoming hazards-related meetings, visit our Web site at www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/conferences.html.]

U.S. Disaster Preparedness Conference—New Orleans, Louisiana: August 21-22, 2007. Presentations, interactive panel discussions, tradeshow exhibits, and networking events with the nation’s top experts, combined with classroom-style training, will arm participants with disaster planning and response best practices. Recent changes in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Response Plan, and the National Incident Management System will be detailed. For conference and registration details, see http://www.usdpconference.com.

3 Rivers HAZUS 2007 Conference—Southpointe, Pennsylvania: August 24, 2007. The Earth Sciences Department at California University of Pennsylvania and 3 Rivers HAZUS User Group are hosting this conference, which aims to bring together academics, public officials, and private businesses to present and discuss emergency management and geographic information systems applications. This conference will be held at California University of Pennsylvania’s Southpointe Campus on Friday, August 24, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, see http://www.cup.edu/eberly/earthscience/gis/index.jsp.

International Public Works Conference—Cairns, Australia: August 26-30, 2007. This conference will bring together public works practitioners to exchange ideas about the latest in technology and management techniques being practiced in various countries. The conference program will cover a wide range of topics, including community safety, emergency and risk management, and stormwater management. More information is available at http://www.passion8.com.au/IPWEA/.

Floodplain Management Association Annual Conference—South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: September 4-7, 2007. This year’s conference will host a series of panels that highlight challenges and solutions in integrated floodplain management. Presentations and discussions will focus on collaborative efforts that encourage regional planning, regulatory reform, funding needs and solutions, watershed-based modeling, and examples of regional efforts in California and Nevada. The conference will also offer a series of professional development workshops and the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam. See http://www.floodplain.org.

Innovations in Disaster Psychology 2007: Public Health Emergencies—Vermillion, South Dakota: September 6-8, 2007. Organized by the Disaster Mental Health Institute, the objective of this conference is to provide a forum to learn about and discuss the worldwide, intense preparation for the possibility of pandemic flu, the possibility of bioterrorism events, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This conference is intended for health and mental health professionals nationally and internationally. The overall objective is for the participants to learn more about how to apply disaster psychology to public health emergencies. For more information, please visit the conference Web site, http://www.usd.edu/dmhi/conference.cfm.

4th International Conference on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment—Chengdu, China: September 10-13, 2007. Organized by the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, this conference will offer a forum for debris-flow researchers in the international community to exchange ideas on how to cope with debris-flow. Advanced, state-of-the-art science and technology in debris flow mechanics, hazard prediction, and risk assessment will also be presented and discussed. See http://4thdfhm.imde.ac.cn.

9th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms—Varenna, Italy: September 10-13, 2007. Over the years, the various editions of the Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms have provided a crucial contribution to improving understanding of extreme rain events over the Mediterranean area. The objective of the 2007 conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the present state of knowledge, as well as of the necessary advances in research and application disciplines related to Mediterranean storms, such as the nature and physical processes of extreme storm events; expected changes in relationship to predicted climate changes; advanced techniques to observe, monitor, and forecast storms; storm relationships to coupled surface processes and effects, with particular emphasis on damaging floods, landslides, and coastal waves; and the socio-economical implications of storms. Visit http://meetings.copernicus.org/plinius9/.

11th Arid Regions Conference—Breckenridge, Colorado: September 11-14, 2007. This conference is co-sponsored by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, the Arizona Floodplain Management Association, and the New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association. With the theme "Roundup in the High Country...Gather at the Source," this year's conference location is situated near the headwaters of the Colorado, South Platte, and Arkansas Rivers, which represent the water supply for over one-third of the United States.See http://www.casfm.org/annual_conference/2007/annual_conf.htm

Fall World 2007—San Diego, California: September 16-19, 2007. The Disaster Recovery Journal bills this annual meeting as the largest business continuity conference in the industry. This year’s conference theme is “Building a Better Business Continuity Program.” Attendees will gain knowledge and information through sessions, workshops, exercises, and networking opportunities. An exhibit hall will showcase the latest industry trends, products, and services. Among other things, attendees can participate in mock disaster exercises. More information is available at http://www.drj.com/conferences/sd2007/.

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9) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Emergency Management Faculty
Harper College; Palatine, Illinois

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. We are currently seeking candidates for a full time tenure track EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Faculty position. We anticipate filling this position for the Fall 2007 semester. Our faculty applies innovative teaching and learning pedagogies; use related software technologies in the classroom; and demonstrate an understanding of current trends within the field of higher education.

Requirements:
*Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Science or Public Administration preferred
*Two years teaching experience preferred
*Five years or related occupational experience
*Must have documented experience in Emergency Management

The salary is commensurate with experience and credentials based on scale per the faculty contract; this is a 9-month tenure track position with opportunity for overload and summer pay.

The following materials must be submitted for a complete file:

* Cover letter
* CV/Resume
* Three (3) professional letters of recommendation (hard-copy required)
* Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable)
* A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy
* A one page single-spaced statement of your experience with:

(Attach this statement under "Other Document(s)")
- instructional technology
- student and program outcome assessment, and
- curriculum and on-line course development

* Please attach all documents directly to your application, with the exception of letters of recommendation. The letters should be submitted hard-copy to: Harper College, Attn: Human Resources, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067; or via email to: jobs@harpercollege.edu

*** Candidates must apply online for consideration at:

https://jobs.harpercollege.edu Applications will be accepted untilposition is filled***

* Official transcripts required upon hire

** Criminal Background required for employment

Harper College is a dynamic community college located in Chicago's northwest suburbs. The College enrolls over 25,000 students of all ages, is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives. The College fosters innovation in teaching and learning and the institutional core values of integrity, respect, excellence and collaboration. A very competitive salary and fringe benefit program is available to successful candidates who support the mission of our comprehensive community college.

Underrepresented minority and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.

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Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Indianapolis-Marion County; Indianapolis, Indiana

Position is responsible for assisting in the emergency management operations for the City of Indianapolis-Marion County to include mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery of all hazards.

Job Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required:

Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree desirable) from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Public Planning, Business, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or other related field of study and three (3) years of directly related experience in government, public safety, or a large organization involving disaster and emergency planning, hazard mitigation, and operational experience in the field and/or in an emergency operations center. Work/military experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis provided such experience shows the knowledge, skills, and analytical ability normally gained from attainment of a degree. Certified Emergency Manager rating from the International Association of Emergency Managers or State certification desirable. Skill with state of the art technology, communication, and software systems. Skill with standard software systems including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Front Page. Skill with personal computers as required. Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing, speaking effectively before groups, preparing program plans, reports and correspondence. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations related to emergency management. Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of planning for and implementing emergency management operations. Knowledge of the nature and employment of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. Knowledge of multiples types research techniques. Knowledge of project management techniques. Knowledge of the Incident Command System. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with individuals and agencies in support of emergency management. Ability to organize and prioritize assignments. Ability to perform duties in a timely and efficient manner. Ability to interpret technical information and data. Ability to safely lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Independent Judgment: Established policies and procedures control actions. Independent judgment is utilized when there are no available policies and procedures and errors in judgment may cause inconsistencies, inconveniences as well as legal and budgetary problems. Ability to be forward thinking and anticipate hazards and/or needs before they occur. Ability to analyze situations, make sound decisions and act decisively in emergencies. Ability to productively work with minimal supervision. Ability to receive a general concept and create a functional program

Working conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside with exposure to varying weather conditions. Work hours may include irregular, varied days, holidays, weekends, and emergency call back. Ability to tolerate considerable walking, standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, stooping, climbing, temperature and weather extremes associated with working outdoors in the performance of duties.

Compensation:
$36,000.00 - $46,000.00 Annually

Non-Exempt

Benefits:
The City of Indianapolis and Marion County offers competitive benefit plans with comprehensive coverage designed to meet the needs of its employees, today and tomorrow. These include Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Wellness, Benefit Leave (vacation/sick time), paid holidays, Flexible Spending Account Plans, 457 Plan, Life Insurance, and many others. Not all positions are benefit eligible.

To apply, go to http://www.indygov.org/eGov/City/DOA/HR/Employment/opportunities.htm

Contact the Director of Operations, Randal Collins at PSR9119@indygov.org or 317-327-7505 with any questions.

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Project Manager and Senior Emergency Management Specialist
Computer Science Corporation; Alexandria, Virginia

CSC’s Water Programs Practice, with a 25-year history of supporting EPA’s water and wastewater programs, is seeking a Emergency Management Project Manager to support a wide scope of water security-related activities under a new, 5-year, comprehensive mission contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Division. The division was established to address water security and infrastructure protection issues in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Job Description

-Direct multidisciplinary staff of engineers, scientists, public health specialists, information technology, and consequence management/emergency response experts in support of EPA Water Security Division projects. Responsible for scheduling, budgeting and overall project management.

-Provide subject-matter expertise on emergency management planning; training; exercise development and execution; policy and procedure development; and Federal/state/local coordination including mutual aid agreements to support initiatives to help advance water security.

-Conduct various analyses and assessments including risk and hazard assessments, capability assessments, after action or lessons learned assessments, disaster assessments, or response assessments.

Experience, Education, and Skill Preferences

-Masters degree or equivalent, preferably in emergency management, or closely associated or related field (such as management, security, etc.) or an engineering or science discipline

-Three to eight years project management experience in emergency management including emergency/consequence management planning; training; exercise development and implementation; policy and procedures development and implementation; and state/local/federal coordination

-Training and education in emergency management beyond the initial FEMA training courses

-Strong organizational, project management, and communication skills required

-Strong technical writing skills and fluency in MS Office required

-Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance required

Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Contact: Matthew Hayduk
Fax: 703-461-2020
mhayduk@csc.com

About CSC:

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) and professional services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology. For more information, visit the company’s Careers site at careers.csc.com.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Policy
University at Albany, SUNY; Albany, New York

The Department of Public Administration & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Public Policy with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: politics and the policy process, decision-making under uncertainty, risk analysis, modeling and simulation, or economic approaches to the policy process.

**The successful candidate will have the potential to make outstanding contributions in one or more areas of specializations such as: public security and hazard mitigation, education, welfare, the environment, health, information, or regulation (especially of financial markets).

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Public Affairs or Policy, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Management, or a related field and will have strong teaching and research skills.

Experience in the practice of policy analysis is preferred but not required.

Rockefeller College is home to a diverse group of over 40 full-time scholars interested in teaching and research issues of importance in the public and non-public sectors and who work through six affiliated research centers. The Department of Public Administration and Policy offers an undergraduate major, two nationally ranked masters’ degrees (Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Policy) and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy. We actively seek and support demographic diversity in our faculty and student body.

Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. To learn more about the department visit our website at http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably by November 1, 2007. Review of applications will begin after that date and continue until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

Applicants should send three letters of recommendation, a cover letter, a vita, at least one research paper and any other supporting materials to Public Policy Search Committee faculty/staff contact listed below or pasearch@albany.edu.

APPLY TO:
Public Policy Search Committee
c/o Linda McGrail
Dept. Public Administration & Policy
University at Albany, SUNY
135 Western Avenue – Milne 101
Albany , New York 12222

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Various Positions
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Mitigation Directorate of FEMA is advertising positions in all 10 of the agency’s regional offices. View the job descriptions here, http://www.fema.gov/career/publicSearch.do?action=Display%20Groups&groupId=10.

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Associate Director, Emergency Management
Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama

Auburn University is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, Emergency Management. This is a newly created position, with responsibility for emergency preparedness and fire/life safety programs. Details and a link to the on-line posting follow.
 
Auburn is a great place to live and work. We are just a few hours drive away from Atlanta and Birmingham. The climate is conducive to year-round outdoor activities, the local schools are excellent, and beautiful gulf coast beaches are less than a half day's drive away. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions (contact information provided after the job announcement).
 
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Risk Management & Safety Department of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director, Emergency Management.
 
The person in this position will be responsible for directing University emergency preparedness and fire/life safety programs, to include: directing development, management and implementation of policies, programs and associated training related to emergency management and fire/life safety; coordinating program implementation and management with department and unit managers to ensure financial and operational effectiveness; coordinating incident resolution through investigations, recommendation of corrective/preventive measures and the development of programs to mitigate hazards; overseeing programs designed to monitor, inspect and ensure compliance; advising others on issues related to fire/life safety and emergency preparedness relevant to their operations; and managing budgets and supervising personnel for fire/life safety and emergency preparedness programs. The person in this position supervises others with full supervisory responsibility.
 
Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Science, Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or a degree in any other field plus eight years of professional experience in emergency management and fire safety with regulatory compliance enforcement, and business management including budgeting and personnel management. Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations and industry safety standards related to fire and life safety, occupational safety and health, and industrial hygiene principles required. This position will interact frequently with deans, department heads and Vice Presidents. The person in this position must have excellent writing skills; good organizational skills; be able to initiate and take projects to completion; and be able to work collaboratively and give direction and guidance to subordinates.
 
Desired qualifications include training in NIMS and/or FEMA courses in emergency preparedness; and certification as a Certified Emergency Manager, Certified or Master Business Continuity Planner, and/or related certifications. Experience working in higher education strongly desired. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
 
Refer to requisition #22176 and apply on-line at: www.auemployment.com on any computer with Internet access. If you need assistance, contact Auburn University’s Department of Human Resources at (334)844-4145 or your local state career center. Internet access is also available through your public library.
 
Review of applications will begin after July 26, 2007.
 
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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