Manager of Emergency Operations and Planning, Both Campus Locations
Mount Saint Mary's University
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3206750
Manager of Emergency Operations and Planning, Both Campus Locations
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.
Work with the Senior Director of Campus Safety to develop, plan, implement, and maintain the university's emergency management and environmental health and safety programs. This position provides direct support to campus safety reporting and documentation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Contributes to the development and maintenance of the University's Emergency operations and emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and business continuity protocols and policies consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Establishes and manages a building safety team program for each MSMU location, including training, recruitment and drills.
Provides support with the planning, development, and facilitation of training for emergency responders and other identified key personnel on campus.
Participates in developing and implementing an innovative outreach program for students, faculty, and staff.
Creates and delivers presentations and distribute information regarding emergency preparedness and response procedures.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises.
Coordinates the development of emergency operations center (EOC) processes and regularly test and maintain EOC equipment.
Maintains inventory of emergency supplies and equipment, and develop processes for replenishing and/or replacing inventory.
Participates in disaster response and recovery operations and staff the Emergency Operations Center or Incident Command Post as required.
Monitors changes in federal, state and local laws and requirements related to emergency management and recommend policy and program changes to respond to changing requirements.
Environmental Health & Safety
Investigates health and environmental complaints and problems related, but not limited to, heat stress, noise, vibration, fumes, toxic chemicals, lighting, ventilation, asbestos, and lead to ensure compliance with safety standards and local, state, and federal regulations.
Partnering with Human Resources and other relevant stakeholders, investigate and analyze the cause(s) of workplace accidents and other incidents to help establish safety procedures and prevent future incidents.
Analyzes work environments, equipment and materials to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations and recommend the development of processes and procedures to correct industrial hygiene and occupational health hazards.
Serves as a member of the safety committee and present reports and other relevant information during meetings.
Prepares investigation and assessment reports detailing findings.
Recommends methods to reduce the risk of activities that threaten the health or safety of students and employees.
In collaboration with the science departments and Facilities Management, coordinate hazardous waste collection and disposal with outside vendors.
Oversees inventory of hazardous materials, or hazardous waste, to ensure that materials are handled and stored appropriately.
Inspects facilities to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, and first aid supplies and reports deficiencies.
Develops, facilitate and schedule trainings related to workplace safety.
Develops and review University environmental health and safety plans and recommend updates as necessary.
Liaise with science departments to ensure safe lab practices, conduct safety inspections and take immediate actions to rectify safety violations identified.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Prepares and maintain accurate records, documentation, and reports in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
Performs administrative duties, including but not limited to creating and maintaining calendars, training databases, exercise files, plans, and preparedness efforts.
Working knowledge in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Working knowledge of state and federal regulations governing environmental and occupational health and safety topics
Working knowledge of Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) guidelines, standards, and best practices
Strong commitment to cultural, gender, racial, and other aspects of diversity, ethics, and justice.
Abilities and Skills:
Apply knowledge of up-to-date state and federal regulations governing environmental health to ensure that the University complies.
Apply knowledge of up-to-date state and federal regulations governing occupational health and safety to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for employees.
Apply knowledge of up-to-date SCAQMD guidelines, standards, and best practices to analyze air quality and ensure safe environmental conditions.
Ability to develop reports and aggregate data.
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present to large groups.
Superior judgment skills and ability to make important decisions in high-pressure situations.
Detail-oriented, creative thinker with the ability to strategize and solve complex problems.
Ability to be agile and learn and adopt new processes and information when needed.
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and nearby incidents that impact the University
Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of three years of professional experience in emergency management, environmental health or related support role.
Experience working in an Emergency Operations Center activation preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Completion of FEMA IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 within six months of hire
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certificate preferred
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.