Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X7012 / University Emergency Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Reporting jointly to the Executive Vice President for Administration and the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, oversees and coordinates all emergency planning and management operations for the University, to include University-wide emergency preparedness programs and initiatives. Represents the University to the National, State, and local emergency management community, and provides community education in emergency management principles and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, and implements emergency management programs and related initiatives for the University, in accordance with National, State, and local emergency preparedness requirements and standards.
  2. Plans, directs, administers, and evaluates operations, human resources, and budgets/fiscal management for the institution's emergency management program.
  3. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and/or the general public.
  4. Responds to and manages various emergency situations campus-wide, as they arise.
  5. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  6. Provides leadership and collaboration in the development and implementation of all University-wide hazards programs, strategies, and initiatives.
  7. Serves as primary emergency management liaison with local, State, and National agencies, to include the EMA, Departments of Public Safety and Health, State Police, Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and other community agencies.
  8. Develops, plans, leads, and/or participates in educational, training, and outreach activities, to include program development and presentation of lectures and/or workshops.
  9. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  10. Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates drills and exercises to ensure University-wide emergency management preparedness.
  11. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of institutional emergency management principles, procedures, and standards.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines related to emergency management and disaster medical assistance.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of State, University, and health care facilities emergency plans.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Advanced working knowledge of hospital and university specific disaster planning, processes, systems, recovery, and resource requirements.
  • Knowledge of local, State, and Federal emergency systems and agencies, to include law enforcement, fire prevention/protection, and emergency medical services.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques for the provision of outreach services.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CNBRNE) hazards, and response and mitigation procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of chemical, biological, and radiologic decontamination equipment, methods, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of a Level 1 Trauma Center and a large, multifaceted research institution.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to secure and maintain appropriate level of Federal security clearance.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional handling of items up to 100 pounds.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017