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Emergency Management, Assistant Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75849
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Assistant Director
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Environmental Safety


This position is responsible for directing and managing a comprehensive emergency management program to include all phases of mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from major incidents occurring at the University.

Level Scope

Manages a large team typically consisting of both experienced professionals and subordinate Managers. Focuses on tactical and operational plans with short to mid term focus; significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate Managers. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead a project or program teams in one dept/job family. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines campus strategies for a program with campus wide impact.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years experience including 3 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skills in analysis and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare and present professional reports and program materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Incident Management System.
  • Experience interacting with local, state and federal representatives of government,

volunteer organizations, public officials and business and community organizations

  • Experience managing and running Emergency Operations Center during emergencies
  • Experience in Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Model
  • Ability to conduct After-Action Reports Identifying issues, observations, lessons learned and recommended corrective actions

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Emergency Management, Assistant Director

  • Position develops emergency management policies and plans that comply with and follow national, state, and local emergency management directives, regulations, policies, standards and guidance.
  • Position is responsible for authoring, enhancing, updating, maintaining, and appropriately distributing the University Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan along with ensuring the content of such plans is congruent with best practices for emergency actions.
  • Position is responsible to develop, implement, schedule, and conduct training programs for senior administrators and department leads in Emergency Management/Emergency Response for the concept of operations described in the Boise State University Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Position will coordinate with and foster relationships with regional emergency management organizations such as Ada City-County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, Boise Police, Boise Fire, Ada County Paramedics, local hospitals, etc. for the purpose of better integrating Boise State into the community emergency management fabric and ensuring Boise State is a priority in a local emergency.
  • Position will lead the Emergency Operations Center team determining needed and available resources (e.g., technical expertise, equipment, and capacities, as well as future sources, to support emergency activities.
  • Position manages activation of Continuity of Operations Plans following a major emergency and disruption of University operations.
  • Position identifies, recommends, and implements programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of disasters, injuries, fatalities, and impact on critical University infrastructure and the environment.
  • Position is responsible to seek after grants and other funding opportunities to enhance the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program and the readiness of Boise State University.
  • Position manages the Emergency Operations Center duties during an emergency until the University is back to normal operations.
  • Required to respond to campus within 60 minutes: on call 24/7 for emergencies

35% of Time the Emergency Management, Assistant Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Emergency Management, Assistant Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Some travel required

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.