Job Announcement - Emergency Management Specialist, University of Colorado - Boulder

The Emergency Management Division is responsible for the development, promulgation, implementation, training, coordination and oversight of emergency management plans and programs for the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder).  The Division is also responsible for the coordination and development of Business Continuity Plans for the campus.  The division is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with local, state and federal emergency management and planning elements, e.g., the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management, the Colorado Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Region VIII Office; in support of effective emergency management planning and preparation for CU-Boulder.

The Emergency Management Specialist is responsible for continuity and disaster recovery planning, representing or serving as an alternative on various boards and commission, assisting in the development of training classes and exercises, assist with management of the EOC, assists with plan development, and other various administrative and general duties.  This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities and is supervised with the Director of the Emergency Management Division.  For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please go to Jobs at CU (, click on search postings on the left hand side menu bar, search for position #812569.

Minimum requirements include the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field; and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible project/program management experience.
  • 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 use of strong communication skills, ability to remain calm, professional and functional during stressful circumstances, willingness to work as a team member.
  • The ability to collect, organize, retain, analyze and produce information related to emergency management.
  • Experience in emergency management or continuity planning, practices, and policy development.
  • Experience in coordination with large organizations with multiple priorities.
  • Experience interacting with representatives of government, volunteer organizations, public officials, and business and community organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Ability to work independently, and prioritize work assignments and resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of emergency management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, procedure, standards and regulation regarding emergency management coordination at the local level.
  • Knowledge of procedures involved in the preparation of federal state grant applications.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, and Microsoft Office products.
  • The ability to use technology to work and communicate, and the ability to assist in developing strategies for the use of technologies such as, online collaboration tools, video conferencing, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse constituencies of the campus community.
  • A valid Colorado driver license or the ability to obtain a Colorado driver license.
  • Applicants for the position are subject to reference checks.
  • Final applicants for this position are subject to criminal history, driving history and financial background checks.
  • This position may require irregular or extended work hours at times, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Any questions related to this posting should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Molly Bosley at