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Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The CU Police Department welcomes applications for an Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator. This position will support the projects and objectives of the University of Colorado Boulder Emergency Management Program. Works with department staff to assist with all EM priorities. 

The Training and Exercise Emergency Management Coordinator will serve as the unit’s lead coordinator for the development, delivery, support, oversight and management of training through the Emergency Management Program.  This position will be responsible for developing, conducting, and evaluating exercises related to emergency preparedness and response efforts, recommending improvements (policy, infrastructure, training and equipment) pursuant to lessons learned through drills and exercises; integrating exercises in to University, local and statewide plans. This coordinator will conduct, coordinate and write all After Action Reports / Improvement Plans (AAR/IP).  This position is also responsible for the maintenance of the multi-year training and exercise plan (MYTEP) and management of the Emergency Management Operations Group (EMOG).  

Supports the Director of Emergency Management and Emergency Management Preparedness Program Manager with daily operational duties/projects and preparedness activities. Interacts with a wide variety of personnel, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors, who hold varying roles and have varying responsibilities, in this case for all phases of emergency management. 

Works independently and manages time effectively to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to work effectively as an active and contributing team member.  This position must maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external partners.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Development and maintenance of a Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan (MYTEP) 
  • Collaborating with university stakeholders and external partners, establish and implement a multi-year training and exercise plan (MYTEP) that addresses the gaps identified in the capabilities assessment, builds upon already-established capabilities, and utilizes existing local and regional training opportunities.
Develop, Conduct, and Coordinate Emergency Management Training 
  • Using the MYTEP, develop a training schedule that lays the foundation for building campus response and recovery capabilities. 
  • Coordinate training with local partners and conduct multi-agency, multi-disciplinary training courses. 
  • Identify courses to host or attend, either locally or out-of-state. 
  • Develop new courses or tailor existing courses to apply to higher education emergency management.
  • Develop and maintain training binders, materials, and manuals.
  • Maintain training records for individuals with critical roles responding and recovering from emergencies for the University.
Design and Conduct Emergency Management Exercises
  • Develop and manage the CU Boulder emergency management exercises program.
  • Using the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model for exercise design, conduct, and evaluation, develop exercises to establish and build capabilities according to the MYTEP.  Exercises may span the HSEEP progressive approach and include seminars, workshops, tabletops, games, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises.
  • Work with the Director of Events and Emergency Management and other Emergency Management Program Managers and Coordinators to develop and finalize emergency exercise scenarios and logistics.
  • Conduct debriefs and after-action reviews of incidents, events, and exercises.
Write After-action Reports and Improvement Plans
  • Analyze exercise evaluations, after-action review notes, and participant feedback to develop after-action reports and improvement plans with recommendations for correction and development.
  • Track and analyze after-action items for trends and overarching areas for improvement across university departments, functions, and systems. Track progress and implementation of improvement plan items. 
Coordinate the Emergency Management Operations Group (EMOG) 
  • Schedule and facilitate nine EMOG meetings per year, coordinate EMOG training and exercises to prepare the group for campus emergency response roles. 
  • Work with the Emergency Management unit to develop tools, guides, procedures, etc. to better equip EMOG members to effectively respond to campus emergencies.
  • Ensure that there is someone trained for each emergency response role and/or function at all times.
Capabilities Assessment
  • Participates an maintains the University's Hazard, Threat, and Vulnerabilities Assessment.
  • Conduct a periodic assessment of the university’s abilities to effectively respond to major incidents and emergencies. 
  • Identify and plan for gaps in capabilities.
Event Support and other duties as assigned
  • Assist the Events Management unit plan for special events, ready event safety and security systems, and implement plans during the special event.
  • Participates as a member of the University Emergency Operations Group (EMOG) during all exercises and actual emergencies.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned by the Director of Events and Emergency Management.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $48,000 to $72,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field; or year for year experience may be substituted for the educational experience. 
  •  A valid Colorado driver’s license or the ability to obtain a Colorado driver’s license.

What You Will Need

  • 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 communications kills, 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 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, ad 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.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Certificates in HSEEP and AAR/IP development.
  • Experience training using HSEEP.
  • Experience working on a higher education campus with a campus based population.
  • Experience working as a full time staff member of an emergency management agency.
  • Familiarity with Emergency Operations Center functions and experience working in an Emergency Operations Center and an Incident Command Post during real world incidents.
  • Proven skills and success in developing trainings and leading complex exercise designs.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1.A current resume. 
2.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by 4/28/19 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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