Job: UCLA Director of Emergency Management

University positions can be very challenging.

by Eric Holdeman / September 23, 2019

I picked this up this morning. You will have to hunt for it at UCLA Career Opportunities.

The challenges include a very transitory population of younger people who are not concerned with disasters. Student demonstrations on topics of interest abound. A mass shooting at a university has occurred. You have faculty who are recalcitrant to any authorities that look to give them directions that they are not interested in. 

Having shared the above, here is a short description of the position's duties:

The Director of Emergency Management will provide leadership, direction, management, and coordination to the comprehensive UCLA Emergency Preparedness Program designed to protect the lives and property of the UCLA campus. The incumbent will coordinate drills and exercises of emergency operations plans and develop and articulate the University's policies, procedures, and strategies for dealing with natural (i.e., floods, earthquakes, etc.) or technological emergencies/disasters (i.e., major power, radiological or hazardous materials spills, etc.). Establish close working relationships with local, county, state and federal agencies, key leaders of UCLA Administration; and interpret and apply appropriate regulations and requirements such as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), CalEMA (California State Emergency Management Agency, and the LAEMD (City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department) affecting emergency plans and ensure adherence to these regulations. Mai ntain communication with the UC Office of the President, Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, Administrative Vice Chancellor, Director of EH&S, key leaders of Administration, campus community, and UCLA Media Relations for appropriate, accurate, and potentially critically sensitive information on the status of emergency conditions at UCLA in the event of an incident. Direct the research for federal funding for emergency management, hazardous mitigation and related needs and administer, monitor, and report on the progress of grants. Develop and monitor the department and grant budgets. Research and make recommendations regarding the technological software available for the field of emergency management in order to keep abreast of the technological advances. Maintain a complex emergency communication system. Direct the the development, design, and administration of disaster preparedness training courses and surveys to determine types of emergency-related needs. Provide leadership and direct supervision to the Emergency Management Team.


The above was shared by Bill Dunne.

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