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Emergency Preparedness Manager (Administrator II)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety

Position Information     

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Special Working Conditions:

Will be required to work a varied work schedule, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, to provide training and coordination to employees, faculty, students, and volunteers.

Conditions of Employment         

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found in CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to  

Application Deadline & Salary Information         

The review of applications will begin Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and the position will remain Open Until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Emergency Preparedness Manager is responsible for the management, development, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive emergency management program involving the disaster/emergency situations that could potentially affect the campus.


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in emergency management/preparedness, public administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. 

Two (2) to five (5) years of professional experience in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of Emergency Management/Preparedness programs.

Experience which has demonstrated acquisition and successful application of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Leadership / Vision:
- Demonstrated commitment to CSUDH’s mission and goals as a student-centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning with a university-first perspective and a customer-focused strategy.
- Ability to establish a clear and understandable vision for the Emergency Management Unit, engage the university community in the implementation of the vision, and build the operational components to execute the vision
- Ability to lead and enable groups of people to face challenges and achieve results in complex conditions.
- A demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness and access in all areas of the university.

Management / Conflict Resolution / Problem Resolution / Initiative / Continuous Improvement:
- Successful experience managing a complex program.
- Experience building and managing an effective world-class team dedicated to organizational goals and high performance.
- Experience with directing, supervising, motivating, and inspiring others; measuring the performance of people, teams, and organizations, and assessing performance and progress.
- Ability to develop and support ongoing learning and professional development for staff, managers and emerging leaders.
- Ability to lead courageously by addressing difficult issues.
- Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, openness to change, flexibility, responsiveness, and future focus.
Ability to apply quality management techniques of continuous improvement and employee involvement to assess and improve services, promote campus culture, and build teams.
- Ability to identify current and future challenges and propose and implement effective solutions.
- Experience making effective decisions with sound analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
- Successful negotiation and persuasion skills.

Strategic planning / Goal Setting:
- Experience in strategically supporting growth and/or change.
- Experience creating and implementing long and short-term goals.
- Experience in determining and coordinating resource allocations.
- Ability to collaborate with multiple entities to plan and accomplish the objectives set forth in the university’s strategic master plan, coordinating ongoing multiple large and complex projects from conception to completion in a centralized and highly regulated environment.
- Ability to find solutions that result in prudent decisions, promote mutual satisfaction and positive action, and develop imaginative approaches to achieve individual, unit, and institutional strategic initiatives.
- Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought with high ethical standards to develop a strategic vision.

Teamwork / Collaboration:
- Ability to work effectively and build strong alliances internally and externally with a broad range of individuals to bring the University community together around shared goals.

Functional Area Expertise:
- Demonstrated familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS). NIMS and SEMS, the California Emergency Services Act, and the Stafford Act.
- Considerable knowledge of mitigations, preparedness, response, and recovery principles, and the ability to compose and maintain clear and accurate reports and records.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience developing and conducting hazard drills, tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises.
- Knowledge of various emergency notification systems and capabilities.
- Advanced knowledge of principles related to the use of technological applications in a higher education business environment.
- Knowledge of the principles of Emergency management
- Proven expertise/experience in the development of technical applications for the streamlining of business processes.
- Knowledge and understanding of system-wide requirements for Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP).
- Abilities in website design for the development and maintenance of an emergency preparedness website in compliance with executive regulations.
- CPR and First Aid trained within the first 6-12 months of employment.


Valid driver's license and first aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain. Preferred certifications include ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS (NIMS) 700, 800. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers and/or Master Exercise Practitioner from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.



Provides oversight, and administration, and effectively manages all activities and programs within the Emergency Management Unit. Develops, maintains, and conducts emergency management programs for the campus, including the development of a National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant Emergency Management Plan, policy and procedure development, assessment and planning for campus preparedness, campus communication and dissemination of information, and various campus emergency preparedness and awareness training programs, and campus business continuity plans. Assures compliance with California’s Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and integrates the Incident Command System (ICS), SEMS, and NIMS into all campus emergency planning activities. Develops recommended strategies for mitigation of identified hazards. Evaluates and identify response resources to ensure the University’s ability to respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies, and assures that all processes are compliant with FEMA, SEMS, and NIMS requirements. Development and maintenance of a functioning Floor Warden program. Development and maintenance of a designated campus emergency operations center. Serves on various University committees and task forces as appropriate.


As a strategic partner, recommends, creates, and implements long and short-term strategic plan goals and operational plans for Emergency Management. Ensures Emergency Management goals align with and support the overall mission of the university. Motivates and encourages commitment to the achievement of strategic plans. Effectively communicates the strategic initiatives. Accomplishes strategic goals for Emergency Management.


As a member of the campus community, ensures a community-focused strategy to support the university’s mission. Recognizes the importance of collective strength, knowledge, and information. Builds effective strategic alliances internally and externally. Initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community. Demonstrates commitment to diversity. Collaborates with business partners in the achievement of university goals that support the university’s mission. Actively solicits and acts upon feedback. Identifies and anticipates community needs. Develops and implements solutions. Successfully negotiates through persuasion. Gains support and commitment from others. Takes the necessary measures to solicit and influence internal and external support.


Acts as a change champion. Builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management, and mentoring. Provides clear direction. Leads courageously by addressing difficult issues. Supports and moves new initiatives forward. Facilitates an environment that motivates, empowers, and inspires commitment from employees. Demonstrates commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Creates and implements methods for improving individual and team performance. Builds effective teams committed to organizational goals. Fosters collaboration. Creates an environment in which campus employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the success of the team. Supports and encourages professional and career development for campus employees. Understands the university’s mission and vision and how the department/division work activities and goals support the mission. Identifies current and future challenges and proposes effective solutions. Determines effectively allocates, and coordinates resources.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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