Savannah State University
February 15, 2021
3219 College Street Box 20336 Savannah Georgia 31404
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Job Summary

Under limited supervision and reporting to the Chief of Police, the Emergency Management Coordinator oversees the Savannah State University (SSU) Disaster Preparedness Program, Emergency Operations, Homeland Security plans, and assists with Clery reporting.  The successful candidate will

  • Coordinate with the SSU Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Committee to draft and maintain the Emergency Operations Plan and other documentation.
  • Prepare After-Action reports required at the conclusion of emergency exercises or actual emergencies.
  • Serve as the assistant to the Chief of Police when emergencies occur.
  • Stay current with local, state, and federal laws regarding emergency management as well as attend, participate, and/or coordinate emergency management monthly training, drills and exercises.
  • Attend, participate in, and coordinate emergency management training and conduct tabletop exercises with University stakeholders.
  • Prepare and monitor grant applications.
  • Educate the campus community regarding disaster preparedness on a monthly basis.
  • Recommend, draft, update and revise codes as well as prepare reports and plans.
  • Represent the Chief of Police at various meetings.
  • Coordinate/complete various projects, as assigned.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate with various campus departments concerning critical issues as related to emergency management and preparedness.
  • Assist with the university’s Clery Report.
  • May be required to perform additional duties not specifically delineated in this description.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree and/or experience with crisis management or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience, including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience in emergency management operations.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license upon hire and maintain it throughout the duration of employment with the Savannah State University Police Department.

Preferred Qualifications

Georgia POST Certified Officer or able to obtain a State of Georgia Police Certification in one year.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The successful candidate has the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Principles and practices of public administration.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee supervision.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management.
  • Local, state, and federal laws, plans, and goals regarding emergency management.
  • Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).
  • Incident Command System (ICS).
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Geography of the local City and Campus community.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  • Using initiative, discretion, and judgment within established procedures, guidelines, and rules.
  • Defining problems, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment.
  • Interpreting and applying City, state, and federal policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.
  • Building effective teams and providing efficient customer service.
  • Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Operating a personal computer and various software applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with department heads, managers, supervisors, employees, vendors, suppliers, external public and private agencies, and the general public; and applying safe work practices.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials, and if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules, and regulations of this institution, and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Other Information

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some exposure to an outdoor work environment. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, and excessive noise levels. Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions, mostly indoors and occasionally outdoors, with exposure to wide temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, grease, machinery and its moving parts, odors, and dust. Regularly lifts objects up to 50 lbs. Other physical exertion including pushing, pulling, running, climbing, crawling, and kneeling is required. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood. The incumbent will be required to respond to emergencies after regular working hours and on weekends and must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include holidays, evenings, and/or varying hours, as assigned. Must be able to respond to emergency calls within thirty minutes.

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