The Emergency Management & Environmental Safety Director is responsible for: 1) Planning and directing University disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans for natural (e.g. floods, tornados, earthquakes, etc.), wartime, or technological (e.g. nuclear power plant, hazardous materials spill, etc.) disasters or hostage situations. 2) compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to campus emergency and safety, and 3) ensuring the day-to-day emergency and environmental safety functions, as well as any new initiatives as assigned by the university.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation
Knowledgeable of the Federal, State and local laws, guidelines and best practices regarding emergency management.
Responsible for the overall development and implementation of all emergency preparedness policies, procedures and guidelines, to include, but not limited to the assessment, planning, preparation, scheduling, training, testing of readiness, drillings, evaluating performance, implementing remediation steps and maintaining all required records relating to emergency preparedness.
Serves as MSSU designated Incident Commander in the event of emergency situations, as necessary, and ensures a well-trained and highly functional Incident Command System at MSSU.
Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facility plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
Serves as the Chairperson of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Automated External Defibrillator Committee.
Represents MSSU in all external emergency management and safety activities and meetings.
Knowledgeable of the Federal, State and local laws, and guidelines regarding the disposal of hazardous materials.
Completes, submits and files all documentation involving the storage, handling, tracking, removal, and disposal of chemical, biological and hazardous materials on campus, according to federal, state or local laws and guidelines.
Maintains files on all emergency and safety reports, guidelines, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's), etc.
Knowledgeable in the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes to ensure that University facilities (existing facilities and all new construction) meet compliance standards.
Responsible for making routine inspections of all areas of the campus for possible emergency, fire and safety violations and providing corrective actions, when necessary.
Responsible for the inspection, maintenance and testing of emergency plans, fire suppression systems and equipment on campus to include all fire extinguishers.
Works with the University Police Department to coordinate with local police departments, fire departments, and emergency management agencies in the development of the university's emergency management plans.
Works with the University Police Department to coordinate with local police departments, fire departments, and emergency management agencies in the development of the University's role in emergency management that occur off campus for the City, County and State.
Develops and conducts training programs for general safety, emergency response, fire safety, "Right to Know" and hazardous materials programs for all MSSU faculty and staff.
Assists the emergency and fire protection services employed by the university in servicing existing safety, defibrillators and fire protection equipment.
Makes suggestions that would enhance the safety of students and faculty/staff regarding emergency management, hazardous materials or fire protection.
Provides courteous and considerate assistance to all students, staff and visitors to the campus.
Provides assistance, as needed, to the University Police, Joplin Police and the Joplin Fire Department Officers when they are on campus investigating any type of safety or hazardous materials incident.
Collaborates with the University Information Technology Department, University Police and Student Affairs on the design, installation and maintenance of closed-circuit security camera systems on campus.
Other duties may be assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
A Bachelor's Degree from accredited university in Emergency Management, Environmental Health/Safety, or related field required.
Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience, obtained from a combination of formal education and work/life experience in Emergency Planning and disaster management to include, but not limited to: Severe Weather Events, Active Shooter, Abductions, and Hazard Materials Emergencies and other events preferred.
Prefer Graduates of Fire Fighter 1 and 2.
Preferred previous experience in Fire Science and NFPA/Life Safety Code compliance required.
Minimum of five years of experience in emergency management, safety, security, fire, law enforcement, or related field, with experience in a supervisory capacity including personnel management;
Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal laws, rules, codes and currently accepted principles and practices relevant to emergency management, safety and security operations in an educational or public facility including OSHA, NFPA, and FEMA NIMS.
Required Certification in NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800.
Required 40-hour HazWoper training or equivalent program.
If not currently certified, certification of successful completion must be secured within three (3) months of employment.
Must have valid Driver's License and be able to meet the University's insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, employees or organizations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to perform in a calm, pleasant, professional manner combined with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Must have a general knowledge of computer operations (prefer Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Internal Number: 1504136
About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.