Assistant Director of Emergency Management

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time
Assistant Director of Emergency Management

The George Mason University Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), within the Department of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Management. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

The Assistant Director of Emergency Management will oversee and manage strategic planning, project management, and accreditation. This position also serves in deputy capacity to the Director of Emergency Management & Fire Safety by providing focus and attention to the Emergency Management programs and goals to include development and maintenance of key required programs in accordance with regulatory compliance obligations and accreditation standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (MS, MA, MPA, PhD, etc.) in emergency management, public administration/affairs, public safety, business management, or similar discipline required, or equivalent education & experience;
  • Experience managing Emergency Management Programs;
  • Knowledge of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans, develop policies, and implement standard operating procedures;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use related software programs;
  • Prior hands-on experience developing and delivering emergency plans and exercises;
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience working successfully with stakeholder groups;
  • Knowledge of all phases of emergency management and familiarity with an all-hazards approach to emergency planning;
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, identify and competitively respond to emergency management grant solicitations, manage projects without a reporting relationship to supporting staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a cooperative team, communicate with individuals at all levels of education and experience, deliver comprehensive reports, and prepare comprehensive emergency management plans and exercise materials;
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background check;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, bend, crawl, and kneel;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an institution of higher education;
  • Experience reconciling invoices and budgets for contracted works;
  • Emergency Management certification (AEM, CEM, FEMA Professional Development Series or Advanced Professional Series) or equivalent, or ability to acquire one of the listed certifications within nine months of start date.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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