Emergency Management Directors
SOC: 11-9161.00

Description:

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.


National Salary Information:

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • 911 Communications Manager
  • Civil Preparedness Officer
  • Director of Civil Defense
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Disaster Recovery Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Disaster Response Director
  • Emergency Management Consultant
  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Emergency Management Program Specialist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director)
  • Emergency Planner
  • Emergency Planning and Response Manager
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Emergency Preparedness Program Specialist
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist
  • Emergency Responder
  • Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Emergency Services Director
  • Emergency Services Program Coordinator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • Fire Department Lieutenant
  • Hazard Mitigation Officer
  • Homeland Security Program Specialist
  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness Administrator
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Hurricane Program Manager
  • Natural Hazards Coordinator
  • Nuclear Emergency Planner
  • Paramedic
  • Public Safety Director
  • Relocation Director
  • Risk Assessment Analyst
  • Safety Specialist
  • Training Coordinator


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
  • Propose alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.
  • Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.
  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
  • Keep informed of federal, state, and local regulations affecting emergency plans and ensure that plans adhere to these regulations.
  • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.
  • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment, such as emergency management centers and communications equipment, to determine their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
  • Consult with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Develop and perform tests and evaluations of emergency management plans in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management specialists.
  • Collaborate with other officials to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
  • Develop instructional materials for the public and make presentations to citizens' groups to provide information on emergency plans and their implementation processes.
  • Train local groups in the preparation of long-term plans that are compatible with federal and state plans.
  • Review emergency plans of individual organizations, such as medical facilities, to ensure their adequacy.
  • Conduct surveys to determine the types of emergency-related needs to be addressed in disaster planning or provide technical support to others conducting such surveys.
  • Study emergency plans used elsewhere to gather information for plan development.
  • Apply for federal funding for emergency-management-related needs and administer and report on the progress of such grants.
  • Develop and implement training procedures and strategies for radiological protection, detection, and decontamination.
  • Inventory and distribute nuclear, biological, and chemical detection and contamination equipment, providing instruction in its maintenance and use.
  • Provide communities with assistance in applying for federal funding for emergency management facilities, radiological instrumentation, and other related items.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Chemical protective boots
  • Chemical protective clothing
  • Desktop computers
  • Emergency alert notification systems
  • Hard hats
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Protective hoods
  • Radiation detectors
  • Safety gloves
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Two way radios
  • Alert Technologies OpsCenter
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Digital Engineering Corporation E-MAPS
  • Emergency Managers Weather Information Network EMWIN
  • Emergency Services Integrators ESi WebEOC
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Federal Emergency Management Information System FEMIS
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Graphics software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • MapInfo Professional
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination NC4 E Team
  • Relational database software
  • SoftRisk Technologies SoftRisk SQL
  • Statistical software
  • SunGard Assurance
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020