Advertised Employing Department: Environmental Health and Safety
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Emergency Manager. EH&S is an employing unit which reports to the Senior Vice President for University Services at Iowa State University (ISU). EH&S aids the campus community in preventing illness and injury, protects the environment and connects the university to the message of safety and preparedness. EH&S delivers effective education, fosters beneficial partnerships, maintains technical expertise and provides exemplary service.
Responsibilities of this position include assisting in the development and implementation of emergency preparedness programs through interactions with ISU students, faculty and staff as well as the local and state partners; developing and administration of engaging training and exercise programs, developing after-action reports and implementing corrective action plans; and managing grant funding. This position will work with campus clients to analyze emergency planning needs, evaluate workplace exposures and recommend plans and procedures to improve preparedness while minimizing potential safety and health hazards. Other responsibilities include participation in campus preparedness, recovery and mitigation programs.
The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of clients regarding compliance assistance, ability to provide training, create reports and recommendations. Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail will be essential for success. The candidate will also possess the ability to routinely use personal computers along with a variety of software.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: emergency management/preparedness, laboratory safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health, general safety, biosafety, radiation safety, regulatory compliance or related field.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration/Public Health, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Biology/Molecular/Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Occupational Safety/Health, Health Physics, or related field.
Technical training covering OSHA, EPA, NFPA or related workplace regulations, guidelines and standards.
Experience developing and administering safety training.
Experience with spreadsheets and relational databases.
Experience working at a college, university or research institution.
Demonstrated experience applying safety and/or emergency preparedness programs for the workplace.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
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