DISASTER RESEARCH 484
/Natural Hazards Center /U Colorado
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) Senator Introduces Proposal to Take Long-Term Recovery Out of FEMA
2) EERI Annual Student Paper Competition
3) Call for Abstracts: i-Rec Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction
4) Request for Information: YouTube and Disaster
5) Healthcare Disaster Preparedness Survey
6) ProVention Consortium Survey
7) UC Davis Emergency Response Aviation Safety Management Certificate Program
8) Some New Web Resources
9) Conferences, Training, and Events
10) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
DISASTER RESEARCH (DR) is a moderated newsletter for creators and users of information regarding hazards and disasters.
Reproduction - with acknowledgment - is permitted and encouraged.
If you prefer to read the DR on the Web, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/currentdr.html.
Note: If any of the Internet links below wrap from one line to the next, you may need to cut and paste the links into your Web browser.
Senator Introduces Proposal to Take Long-Term Recovery Out of FEMA
The Boston Globe is reporting that various federal agencies may soon replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in overseeing long-term recovery efforts after a disaster.
The newly constructed proposal, sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu (D- Louisiana), is seen by some as a response to the agency's poor performance in the Gulf Coast region following the active 2005 hurricane season.
If the proposal is enacted, FEMA would still be responsible for the immediate response to disasters, but other agencies in the government with expertise in specific areas (e.g., housing, transportation, etc.) would take over the recovery effort.
This is only a proposal, and the Globe reports that the Bush administration did not formally ask Congress to make these changes.
Read the Globe's coverage here:
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/artic ... kers_weigh_
EERI Annual Student Paper Competition
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has announced its Annual Student Paper Competition, which promote active involvement of students in earthquake engineering and the earthquake hazards community.
The general rules of the contest are as follows:
-The paper must be an original contribution in a discipline directly related to earthquake engineering or earthquake hazard reduction.
-The paper must not exceed 12 pages in length inclusive of all tables and figures.
-The paper must represent the original work of the student and be authored by the student alone. A faculty member or other advisor may not co-author the paper.
-The paper must be directly related to earthquake engineering or earthquake hazard reduction.
-The paper must not exceed 12 pages in length inclusive of all tables and figures.
-The paper must be authored by the student alone. In addition, a faculty member or other advisor must oversee the preparation of the manuscript. The advisor can provide feedback before submission of the paper but may not co-author the paper. The advisor's name should be included in the "Acknowledgments"
section of the paper.
Guidelines for preparing the manuscript can be obtained here, http://www.eeri.org/news/student_paper_ ... ructions.p
Up to four student authors will be invited to EERI's Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will receive travel support for this purpose. Their papers will also be considered for publication in Earthquake Spectra.
The deadline for papers is November 1, 2007.
Call for Abstracts: i-Rec Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction
Following the success of previous international conferences, the 4th International i-Rec Conference, themed "Building Resilience:
Achieving Effective Post-Disaster Reconstruction" will be held April 30-May 2, 2008, in Christchurch, New Zealand. i-Rec brings together researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of professional disciplines including civil engineering, architecture, urban planning, international development, humanitarian aid, and sociology.
Organizers are inviting those interested to submit abstracts by August 31, 2007.
More information is available on the conference Web site:
Request for Information: YouTube and Disaster
The following question was submitted by Cedar League, a student in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs:
YouTube and webcams are capturing many extreme natural events. Is anyone aware of hazards researchers who have used these new resources in their research? I have been researching the use of cameras, mainly video cameras, webcams, and blogs, and have found very few resources. I am thinking about researching this topic for my MA thesis and am particularly interested in how real-time cameras are being used for monitoring and recording driving behavior at low water crossings. I would appreciate hearing from anyone involved in this sort of research.
Cedar requests that you contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare Disaster Preparedness Survey
If you are responsible for disaster preparedness/emergency management at your medical center, hospital, health center, health clinic, long term care facility, or healthcare system, the Business Continuity Planning Workgroup for Healthcare Organizations (www.bcpwho.org) urges you to take the time to complete this Survey on Healthcare Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management.
A summary of survey results will be made available to organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Public Health Association to support their efforts to improve healthcare preparedness and response, and to every respondent and those who assisted in the notification process.
The survey questionnaire is accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm= ... XaZkGZHMDA
The survey is open through Friday, September 7, 2007.
ProVention Consortium Survey
The ProVention Consortium is conducting a survey to better understand needs and expectations about its Web site and other ProVention resources. Please share your thoughts and ideas by completing a brief survey, available at http://www.proventionconsortium.org/survey.
The questionnaire is anonymous and will take no more than ten minutes to complete.
UC Davis Emergency Response Aviation Safety Management Certificate Program
The University of California-Davis Extension has announced that October 30 will be the start date for its Emergency Response Aviation Safety Management Certificate Program.
The program is now accepting applications for enrollment, and a document describing this fall's training can be found at:
http://www.extension.ucdavis.edu/Aviati ... viation.pd
The program is 155 hours of training, and if a student passes each class with a "C" grade or better they qualify for a UC Davis Extension Certificate in Emergency Response Aviation Safety Management.
Instructors are current or recently retired practitioners from the U.S. Forest Service Aerial Firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue, and law enforcement.
For more information, contact:
Jim Smith, Director Aviation Safety Management School (530) 754-6487 email@example.com
Some New Web Resources
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies presents this data of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Prepared for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, this spreadsheet is available to the public and enables users to use the relevant information for their own analytical purposes.
"We've Come Undone"
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 02,00.html
This August 9, 2007, Time magazine article explores the United States' aging infrastructure, with a focus on the transportation system. The author notes that a major part of the nation's problem is that those in power often choose to fund new, "flashy"
projects, all the while neglecting necessary repairs to "less sexy," existing structures.
"Conceptualizing and Measuring Resilience: A Key to Disaster Loss Reduction" http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tr ... p14-17.pdf
This featured article in the May/June issue of TR News, from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, explores the components and dimensions of resilience, and its implications for disaster response. Disaster resilience, according to the authors, can be measured by the functionality of an infrastructure system after a disaster and also by the time it takes for a system to return to previous levels of performance.
Ready.gov: Instructional Videos
In order to encourage Americans to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and The Advertising Council have created these instructional videos to help educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies. The videos, in English and Spanish, are designed to show how American families can get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies in their community.
"Katrina: Unlearned Lessons"
http://www.worldwatch.org/ww/katrina2 Written by four prominent sociologists, this article in World Watch magazine explores Hurricane Katrina as a human-induced disaster and posits that many lessons from the catastrophe remain unlearned. Only the introduction of the article is available here; non-subscribers can purchase a PDF of the entire magazine, which also includes an article on Sri Lanka's recovery from the
2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, for $6.
"A Reference Guide for Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities in the Provision of Disaster Mass Case, Housing and Human Services"
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new reference guide that outlines existing legal requirements and standards relating to access for people with disabilities. The guide summarizes equal access requirements for people with disabilities within disaster mass care, housing, and human services functions, and explains how applicable federal laws relate to government entities and non-government, private sector, and religious organizations.
"Emergency Management in County Government: A National Survey"
http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Sectio ... te=/Conten
tManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=21623 In 2006, the National Association of Counties commissioned the National Center for the Study of Counties to conduct this survey assessing key aspects of county emergency management, including organizational structure, budgets and funding, personnel and training, use of technology, and ways counties collaborate with other government entities and non-governmental organizations.
Findings include the following: more than three-fourths of counties have established an emergency management agency; most emergency management agency heads have duties beyond emergency management; and about two-thirds of counties have conducted some type of emergency management training exercise within the last year.
http://www.knowwhat2do.com/en/ This site, developed through the collaboration of North Central Texas regional governments, the KnoWhat2Do campaign reaches out to millions of people in a 16-county region. The Web site, a bilingual educational DVD, and the preparedness guide are full of fast facts and tips and instant information on disaster preparedness.
"The State of Emergency Management and Homeland Security"
http://users.rcn.com/pgordon/homeland/stateofEM.html This article, first printed in the PA Times (a publication of the American Society for Public Administration), asks the following
questions: "What is the present state of the two fields of emergency management and homeland security? Should they even be viewed as separate fields?" Paula Gordon explores the differences between those working in emergency management and those in the relatively new field of homeland security.
9)---------- Conferences, Training, and Events
Seventh Annual IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Stresa, Italy: September 19-21, 2007. The Major Accident Hazards Bureau of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, will host this conference in collaboration with the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of the Kyoto University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. This year's Forum theme, "Coping with
Disasters: Global Challenges for the 21st Century and Beyond,"
encourages participants to think beyond short-term disaster management goals to the challenges that lie ahead in an increasingly populated and urbanized world. Visit www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/RAV/conf/IDRiM07/.
Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) and International Code Council (ICC) Annual Conference: Risk Communication, Building Codes, and Consequences: The Future of Earthquake Safety in the U.S. Reno, Nevada: September 30-October 3, 2007.
Scientists and engineers will speak about the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program; earthquake provisions in the International Building Code; creating a new generation of effective earthquake safety, preparedness, and mitigation messages; performance-based engineering issues; and earthquake disaster scenarios for major cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. The conference features a joint WSSPC-ICC education session that is eligible for Continuing Education credits, several WSSPC technical sessions with panel and audience discussions, and a WSSPC field trip. For more information, see www.wsspc.org/Conference.
National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies
(NAFSMA) 2007 Annual Meeting and Workshop Newport, Rhode Island:
October 1-4, 2007. NAFSMA's annual conferences provide attendees with timely information on national issues of interest to flood and stormwater program managers throughout the United States.
Included among this year's topics are funding issues related to levee certification, national flood risk management policies, renewal of the Water Resources Development Act, Clean Water Infrastructure funding legislation, and National Flood Insurance Program Reform legislation. Visit www.nafsma.org/Meetings/meetings_upcoming.htm.
International Symposium on Strong Vrancea Earthquakes and Risk Mitigation Bucharest, Romania: October 4-6, 2007. The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 461 "Strong Earthquakes A Challenge for Geosciences and Civil Engineering" at the Universit„t Karlsruhe (Germany), and the "Romanian Group for Strong Vrancea Earthquakes (RGVE)," Bucharest, is a multidisciplinary attempt to understand Vrancea seismicity and mitigating seismic risk in Romania. This symposium will feature research presentations from scientists within those groups from 1996-2007. It will also provide opportunities for other scientists to present their research related to geodynamics and tectonic processes in Eastern Europe, seismic hazard assessment, site effects, early warning, shake maps, damage/loss estimation, and disaster management. See www-sfb461.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de.
4th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Providence, Rhode Island: October 11-15, 2007.
Organized by Restore America's Estuaries, this five-day conference will explore the state-of-the-art in all aspects and scales of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration and will include field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and a Restoration Exposition. More information is available at www.estuaries.org/?id=4.
Climate Information: Responding to User Needs College Park,
Maryland: October 22-23, 2007. The theme of this meeting is "Bringing Observations, Data Management, Modeling, and Prediction into the Decision Process." The workshop will foster dialogue between the providers of climate information and its diverse user community to define specific measures needed to enhance the use of climate observations, data management, modeling, and predictions in support of business and policy decisions. Plenary and breakout panel sessions and a peer-reviewed poster session will be included. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Fort Collins, Colorado: October 23-25, 2007. Sponsored by the International Association of Wildland Fire, this conference is aimed at advancing the knowledge and practice related to the human side of managing fire-prone landscapes. Specifically, it is intended for researchers and professionals involved in the science or practice of the human dimensions of wildland fire, including suppression, fuels management and community preparedness, and post-fire recovery and rehabilitation. Visit http://www.iawfonline.org/pdf/IAWF_Huma ... _flyer.pdf.
Disasters: Recipes and Remedies New York City, New York: November 1-2, 2007. This social research conference, sponsored by The New School, is dedicated to enhancing public understanding of disaster through multidisciplinary discussion. Leading experts will explore the commonalities of all disasters, the unequal protection and treatment of populations made vulnerable by their location or socioeconomic status, the impact of disasters on the economy and develop, and much more. For more information, see http://socres.org/disasters/.
10)---------- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Natural Hazards Center; Boulder, Colorado
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado seeks applications for the position of Center Program Manager. Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Center has served as the nation's clearinghouse for knowledge on the societal aspects of hazards, disasters, and risk. The Program Manager will report to the Center director, and in cooperation with the director, will oversee the development and operations of Center programs. In particular, the Program Manager will perform the following
duties: -Providing assistance to the director with respect to writing grant proposals and engaging in other fundraising activities -Planning and coordinating the Center's annual July workshop -Communicating and coordinating with the Center's national advisory committee, funding agencies, and the broader hazards loss-reduction community -Managing the Center's budget -Supervising staff activities in various areas, including (but not limited to) the Center's publications, Web site, library and information services, and Quick Response Research program -Coordinating with professional staff who oversee the Center's research activities -Managing day-to-day Center operations -Representing the Center at meetings, conferences, and other events
Required Qualifications: -A minimum of a Master's degree in a discipline related to hazards research and applications -Knowledge of and experience with hazard-related policies, programs, research, and knowledge transfer activities -Experience in project and budget management -Experience in staff supervision -Willingness to travel -Demonstrated success in proposal writing and fundraising is highly desirable
For more information about the Natural Hazards Center, go to www.colorado.edu/hazards/.
Please send a letter of application for the position, a CV or resume, a sample of written work, and the names and contact information for three references to Kathleen Tierney, Natural Hazards Center Director, at email@example.com. Review of candidates will begin on September 10, 2007, and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.
Salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
Port of Portland; Portland, Oregon
OBJECTIVES: Port-wide focal point and lead for emergency planning, management, exercising and communications including emergency dispatching and notification.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversee and guide the Port's emergency management (EM) programs by coordinating all aspects of the mitigation, planning, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities for aviation and marine operations.
2. Develop strategic guidance & policy for setting Port-wide EM priorities. Ensure department business plans and manager goals are current, communicated and acted on. 3. Supervise, mentor and provide strategic guidance to the Emergency Communications Supervisor and the Emergency Planner. 4. Develop, maintain and act as the lead for Port Corporate, Aviation and Marine & Industrial Development Emergency Operations Center Manager training programs. Conduct recurrent meetings, training sessions, and exercises. 5. Develop a Port-wide emergency management exercise & training program. Ensure that both required and relevant exercise and training programs are in place to ensure the aviation and marine divisions comply with all pertinent regulations as well as the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan (NRP). Conduct training sessions and briefings for Seaport staff tasked with emergency response roles. 6. Ensure Port Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) have clearly understood response procedures and are properly equipped, tested and ready to support both day-to-day and emergency operations. 7. Represent the Port at the national, state, regional and local level for planning, exercising and emergency management functions. Develop solid working relationships with regional, state and national emergency management colleagues. 8. Act as the lead for holding Port managers accountable for following up on exercise/& real world lessons learned and corrective actions. 9. Manage, maintain and act as the owner/operator of the Port's EM assets. 10. Coordinate interagency mutual aid responsibilities with federal, state, regional and local authorities. 11. Act as the lead operational coordinator with Risk, Maintenance, IT and Engineering on business continuity efforts. 12. Represent the Port for all emergency management, public safety, urban area security initiative (UASI) and security- related grant coordination.
EDUCATION REQUIRED: -Bachelor's degree in business/public administration, emergency management, communications, public safety, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED/PREFERRED: -7 to 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory or emergency management experience or the equivalent combination of experience and education is required. -General administrative principles including goal-setting, problem solving, program and budget development and implementation is required. -Knowledge of emergency management laws, regulations and standards, the National Response Plan and the Incident Command System is preferred.
-Ability to successfully lead teams and provide closure in a timely manner. -Ability to multi-task and prioritize under stressful situations. -Excellent written and oral presentation communication skills; ability to synthesize information, review, write, and collaborate on reports, plans, procedures, letters, memos, and email. -Exhibit discretion and integrity when handling sensitive matters and information. -Plan work loads for others including prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work, provide feedback and administering discipline. -Provide effective leadership, initiative and motivation to staff. -Establish and maintain effective working relationships. -Exercise tact, self-restraint and strategy in dealing with the variety of people encountered in the performance of this job.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: -Valid Oregon or Washington State driver's license during employment with the Port. -Maintain a valid Secured Area Security Badge for Portland International Airport and Department of Homeland Security-issued Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) once the TWIC program is implemented, including background checks and security threat assessments.
Salary: $62,491 $97,666 (Commensurate w/experience)
Application materials are available on our web site, www.portofportland.com, and at 7th floor reception in the Port of Portland building, located at 121 NW Everett Street. You may also call 503-944-7400 to request that an application be mailed to you. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Applications received after Friday, August 31, 2007 may not be considered.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
EMAP Assessment and Training Coordinator Emergency Management Accreditation Program; Lexington, Kentucky
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with coordination and organization of EMAP assessment and training activities. Responsible for management of programs through the assessment process, including communications with candidate programs, organizing assessment schedules and assessor teams and materials for assessors and program assessments; oversees a comprehensive training and education program for EMAP; develops and maintains assessors cadre; staffing the EMAP Technical Committee, Private Sector Committee and appropriate subcommittees; database maintenance; answering inquiries; special projects, and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with assessment and accreditation programs a plus. Requires computer skills including proficiency in data processing, spreadsheet, and database programs, and Internet and e-mail; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; and ability to assist with fundamental program or project administration and coordination.
Out-of-state travel required.
Nicole Ishmael 859/244-8000 Fax: 859/244-8239 firstname.lastname@example.org www.emaponline.org
Emergency Management Associate
The George Washington University; Washington, DC
SUMMARY: The incumbent's primary objective is to support the work of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (OPSEM), the University's main center for coordinating and implementing preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from crises, emergencies and other incidents.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Incumbent works under the general direction of the Principal Emergency Management Associate and Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: -Facilitate continuity and contingency plans preparation by University departments and offices.
Review and draft responses to local emergency plans prepared by University departments. -Support the capabilities of the University Command Center during normal, exercise, and emergency situations. -Construct detailed frameworks including identifying training objectives and scenarios for the University Incident Teams, to be used as interactive training exercises. -Research and monitor potential incident scenarios, managing the specific aspects of applying scenarios the University campuses and community. -Research and draft guidance on subjects relating to emergency management, including monitoring one time events that may impact University operations (demonstrations, severe weather, high visibility guests), as well as long term assignments (overarching guidelines, emerging situations, new resources or technology, updates on sheltering in place or emergency management planning). -Assist with public outreach initiatives to increase awareness about GW emergency policies and procedures including advertising, presentations, promotional products, fairs and other such events. -Draft PowerPoint training modules to guide the University community through aspects of emergency management planning. -Assist with updates to the GW Campus Advisories webpage when necessary. -Support implementation of the University Incident Manual, which includes facilitating and documenting progress.
QUALIFICATIONS: -Bachelor's degree in emergency management (or related field), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is necessary. -At least one year of professional experience in the field of public safety, emergency management, or related field which involved preparing and drafting information used for public safety and emergency management outreach and awareness, including but not limited to, announcements, information ads/flyers, documentation/procedures manuals and guidelines is necessary. -Direct work experience interacting and communicating with management level staff is necessary. -Proficiency with a personal computer is necessary.
-Some graduate level coursework in public safety, emergency management or related discipline is highly desirable.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The person filling this position is designated key emergency personnel. Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Daily work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks but in emergency conditions may involve unusual elements, such as extreme stress and temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
BENEFITS: This is a part-time position, ideal for a graduate or doctoral student, with salaried remuneration at approx.
$15.00/hour plus a variety of University benefits upon eligibility.
Christina Peterson 202-994-7764 email@example.com
Director for Emergency Management
Continuum Services; New York City, New York
The incumbent ensures meeting all requirements created by and set forth through the introduction, development, and submission of grant funded deliverables for hospital based emergency preparedness. This job oversees the administrative requirements of emergency preparedness and it requires a self-motivated and experienced administrator to coordinate the efforts of the hospital emergency preparedness staff, the Continuum-wide Emergency Management and the site Emergency Management Committees. The incumbent oversees and manages the financials for each grant period and fiscal period consistent with Continuum's participation in both Center of Excellence and Core Emergency Management Programs.
-Serves as a Senior Project Officer to oversee the development of deliverables, policies, and guidelines for NIMS/HEICS compliance and NYDOHMH deliverables. -Develops and implements preparedness strategies and oversees the coordination of new preparedness initiatives and programs.
Conducts in depth research and analysis of guidance and policies to assist preparedness efforts. -Provides support on the formulation, development, integration and evaluation of Hospital Policies, plans and programs. -Provides guidance and evaluation on the products and deliverable requirements created by hospital professionals and experts in the field of emergency preparedness.
-Coordinates Hospital Emergency Incident Command System at the Continuum level to assure that each site maintains a current listing of key roles and a core group of staff education in Incident Command.
-Prepares and coordinates staff studies, analyzes and makes recommendations to the Corporate Director on Hospital programs, directives, policies, and finances. -Independently, as delegated by the COO, performs all activities leading to fulfillment of regional (DOHMH and/or other agencies) responsibilities for the coordination of preparedness initiatives specific to emergencies arising from natural, man-made or nuclear disaster, domestic or international tension, war, industrial accident, or any other case.
-Coordinates and facilitates Continuum Emergency Management Committee meetings, is an active member of all site specific Emergency Management committees.
-Serves as a representative for Continuum Health Partners on various city state committees, as well as local agency committees (i.e., GNYHA EPCC, NYCDOHMH WMD, etc.).
-Responsible for tracking and documenting all expenditures from the emergency management budget/Special Fund accounts for each allocation year from HRSA through the Fund for the City of New York. This is accomplished through assessing, tracking, submitting, and vouchering for all DOHMH grant funded deliverables. -Coordinates the establishment and maintenance of emergency response standards which assure the continuation of provision of the highest quality of patient care. -Prepares and distributes objectives for product/deliverable performance and ensures progress by tracking established/required goals. -Coordinates activities that assure compliance with standards established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, New York State, and other regulatory agencies.
-Collaborates with numerous functional areas of the hospital including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness officers and staff, Administration, Operations/Nursing, Finance, IT, Legal, Marketing, and Purchasing. -Responsible for vendor management -Prepare and present management reports and presentations as required. -With minimal supervision and with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the Hospitals' deliverable and grant oversight/allocation -During emergencies works non-business hours and will be assigned to a periodic Emergency Operations Center team.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent, and a minimum of seven years of demonstrated competence in the administration and management of specific emergency management situations is required. -Disaster response planning, safety management and training required. Master's degree in Emergency Management preferred.
-Working knowledge of acute communicable disease control and/or bio-terrorism response, decontamination procedures, government (federal, state and local) regulations and roles in disaster response is required.
-Supervisory experience required including staff development.
Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online at:
Emergency Management Program Specialist II (2 openings) Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Division; Camp Murray, Washington
There are two openings:
1. HLS/CSEPP EXERCISE AND TRAINING COORDINATOR Under the supervision of the Exercise and Training Section Manager, independently provides professional level emergency management duties that support the emergency management, Homeland Security and Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
(CSEPP) training objectives. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Serves as a coordinator, instructor, and/or course manager in state-delivered emergency management courses.
-Coordinates, plans, develops, and implements statewide emergency management training activities for emergency management, Homeland Security and CSEPP programs.
-Works with other states, state homeland security regions and local emergency management jurisdictions in fulfilling training requirements.
-Assists instruction and course management for FEMA's recognized Professional Development Series, Advanced Professional Development Series, NIMS/ICS, and other related homeland security training programs.
-In support to the State Exercise Program, prepares and conducts exercises to evaluate homeland security/all hazards plan effectiveness.
-Develops, negotiates, and monitors personal service contracts and other contracts for conducting emergency management training.
2. HLS/SERC TRAINING AND EXERCISE COORDINATOR Under the supervision of the Exercise and Training Section Manager, independently provides professional level emergency management duties that support the homeland security/all hazards exercises and training. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Serves as coordinator, instructor, and/or course manager in state-delivered emergency management courses.
-Coordinates, plans, develops, and implements statewide emergency management training/exercise activities for emergency management, homeland security, and State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) programs.
-Works with state homeland security regions and local emergency management jurisdictions in fulfilling training requirements mandated by Department of Homeland Security and the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act
(SARA) Title 22.
-Serves as an instructor and course manager for HAZMAT related courses in support of the SERC Program Manager.
-Works with the State Training and Exercise Program Managers and other divisional sections to develop annual training and exercise plans and schedules.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this position, please visit http://www.careers.wa.gov/ to apply. This position can be located using reference NB00006234*.
Please feel free to contact Lynda Henry at (253) 512-7942 or Jennifer Connely at (253) 512-7522, if you have any questions or would like more information about this opportunity.
Director, Emergency Preparedness
University of Virginia Health System; Charlottesville, Virginia
UVa Health System embodies the leadership and inventiveness of our founder, Thomas Jefferson. In the course of almost 200 years, UVa has grown into a nationally renowned, 565-bed academic medical center with an outstanding Level 1 Trauma Center. We are currently seeking a Director of Emergency Preparedness to be responsible for planning, developing, and administering the University of Virginia Health System's Emergency Management and Emergency Training and Resuscitation programs.
REQUIREMENTS: -Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Nursing, Health Care, or related field required (Master's preferred). -Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in emergency planning and management, EMS/Fire Services, and/or Emergency Department, with emphasis on applying emergency management principles and procedures and experience with incident command and NIMS/HICS. -Current/prior training and certification strongly preferred in emergency planning and management, EMS/Fire Services, Emergency Department, ACLS/PALS, or hazardous material management.
For more information, please contact Melanie Morris at 1-866-767- 4882, or e-mail MF7N@virginia.edu.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fairfax, Virginia
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is the nation's premiere fire service organization. For the past 130 years, the IAFC has provided leadership, education and support to Chief Fire Officers and Emergency Services Managers. The IAFC is looking for experienced Program Managers (2) to work at our Fairfax, VA headquarters. The National Programs Department works on a number of programs including, but not limited to: Intra- State Mutual Aid Program, Wildland Fire Program, Near Miss Program. The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of grant funded programs. Key activities include the ongoing planning, development, implementation and promotion of the program area as specified according to the grant.
Qualified candidates must possess a BA/BS degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications, or related field. Two to three years project management experience is also required. Skills critical to this position include strong written and oral communications, organizational ability and computer proficiency. In addition, qualified candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment as part of a team focused on achieving results.
IAFC provides excellent benefits to its employees and supports work/life balance. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Personnel Dept., IAFC,
4025 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033; fax: 703-273-9363 or e-
mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Instructor, Public Administration and Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Programs Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs of Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a nine- month collateral faculty position at the rank of Instructor to teach in its Public Administration and Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Programs beginning in August, 2007. This position also involves responsibilities coordinating the new on- line MA program in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.
For a more detailed job description and information on the application process, please visit VCU's faculty vacancy website located at: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/
U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown, Maryland
Emergency Management Specialist:
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Director, Safeguards and Security/Emergency Management:
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Emergency Program Specialist
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Emergency Operations Center Manager
U.S. Department of Labor
MAJOR DUTIES: Supports the Department emergency operations to insure emergency response and mitigation during an event, as well as employee safety, the security of communication, information, and other assets. Such tasks include the maintenance of day-to-day operations capabilities, the ability to establish and maintain emergency preparedness, planning and response policies, plans, test, training and exercise. Serves as the DOL representative on committees and work groups with other D/A's concerning emergency preparedness communications, connectivity, planning and response.
Conducts detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative and technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in the development and maintenance of the Department's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Assignments are related to Departmental responsibilities regarding potential emergency situations, emergency plans, procedures, equipment, rosters, and systems. Analyzes Departmental responsibilities (e.g. statutory, regulatory, executive orders, PDDs, NSPDs, HSPDs, etc), and potential emergency situations to provide recommendations for effective compliance. Reviews activities, to include budget and manpower allocations where necessary, to assure that appropriate resources are being applied to emergency communications requirements and recommends specific tools available for emergency management and operations. Maintains working knowledge of National Security Agency standards and criteria for secure communication equipment; and maintains appropriate inventory in accordance with those standards. Coordinates all secure communication equipment updates and maintenance, all Departmental Government Emergency Telecommunications (GETS), Wireless Priority Service (WPS) and Telephone Service Priority (TSP) requirements and inventories.
Coordinates, develops and maintains specific procedures for implementation during training, drills, exercises, and actual response operations; evaluates facility operations in support of emergency activations and incorporates enhancements into appropriate policies, plans, and procedures; coordinates EOC and ERS participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of exercises and tests of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) to demonstrate response capabilities and to determine weaknesses in procedures in order to recommend appropriate modifications. Supports Departmental CEMP operational activities related to definition and subsequent refinement of functional requirements and characteristics of the Department's CEMP. This involves analysis of emergency management activities for a complete range of plausible emergencies to determine facility, equipment, and management support system requirements; review of costs versus benefits of alternative EOC configurations, major equipment items, software, and data systems to meet CEMP requirements. Representing the Department at the Department of Homeland Security's National Operations Center as needed during an emergency. Serves as the Department's program manager for critical infrastructure/key asset protection. Keeps DOL stakeholders abreast of current requirements derived from HSPD-7, coordinates with other DOL program areas such as information technology and physical security to determine the appropriate posture and actions for DOL to ensure compliance with issued guidance. Serves as the Department's point of contact for coordination of the National Response Plan and National Incident Management System. Assigns projects and taskings to contract staff support providing information technology support to the EMC and EMC's Administrative Support Specialist. Coordinates assignments with the Information Technology Center, prioritizes workload, sets deadlines, monitors status of assignments, and intervenes on issues and items requiring supervisory input. Keeps EMC management abreast of the status of projects and significant issues. Performs miscellaneous administrative duties such as purchasing, coordination of security clearances, and inventory control. Performs other duties as assigned.
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