Department of Police & Public Safety Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a student-centered, comprehensive regional public research institution with a diverse student body that offers programs from the baccalaureate through doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois. The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville.
DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.
The Department of Police & Public Safety is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Emergency Management Coordinator.
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is committed to unbiased, fair, and equitable treatment of all persons when enforcing the law and providing police, security, and community services.
The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for directing the preparation, development, and training of plans for the mitigation, response, and recovery of the Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety in the event of University-wide emergencies, disasters, or other critical incidents. The incumbent ensures University compliance with federal, state and local rules, regulations, and plan development recommendations. The Emergency Management Coordinator works collaboratively with federal, state, county, and local government agencies to establish and maintain critical incident, prevention, response and recovery strategies.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Coordinator include but are not limited to:
- Works collaboratively with the Emergency Management Coordinator and Northern Illinois University with administrative assignments related to the critical incident planning, strategy development, mitigation, response and recovery management, and emergency preparedness exercises, drills, and/or training
- Develops and maintains the Northern Illinois University Emergency Operations Plan and associated annexes
- Assists with the coordination, integration, and implementation of emergency response plans and protocols with internal and external service providers
- Develops Incident Action Plans for significant University events, anticipated emergency circumstances, and crisis interventions
- Communicates and collaborates with federal, state, and local emergency service providers in the event of anticipated or unanticipated emergencies
- Responsible for the design, development, implementation, coordination, and facilitation of departmental training and programs
- Schedules, coordinates, and monitors all classroom training – schedules, locations, dates/times, materials, and attendance
- Maintains training tracking process, enters data, tracks completion, and processes communication and certification to recipients and department leadership
- Develops, implements, administers, and maintains the training management system
- Manages training materials as stipulated by statutes and regulations
- Researches training establishments and materials as needed – including details, cost comparisons, and timelines
- Develops lesson plans, course outlines, trainings, and descriptions for the presentation of classes, seminars, emergency management projects, or other critical incident programs at the University or external conferences, symposiums, or other venues as directed
- Responds to emergencies, such as natural disasters or other critical incidents, assesses environmental conditions in order to recommend the appropriate assignment of material, equipment, and personnel for immediate response
- Promotes exceptional relationships within the University and local area communities
- Functions as an active participant on assigned task forces, special working groups, or committees focused on specific emergency management or critical incident issues as required
- Researches and analyzes federal, state, county, and local emergency management policies, procedures, rules, regulations, laws, and/or ordinances as necessary to ensure compliance with governmental and University emergency management requirements
- Performs any other duties as required by Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety supervisory or command personnel
Minimum Required Qualifications:
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER:
- Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
- Three years (36 months) of emergency management experience.
- Successful completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100 and IS-700 curriculum.
- Possession of a valid State of Illinois driver's license.
- No record of conviction of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
- Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Computers — Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Complex Problem Solving —Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate alternate solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, and after considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions — choosing the most appropriate solution.
- Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Speaking — The ability to communicate information and ideas effectively so others will understand; ability to engage in public speaking.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience and writing grants, reports, etc.
- Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Creativity — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic.
- Master's Degree, Juris Doctorate or Post Graduate study
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Incomplete materials will not be considered. Applications may be reviewed, and interviews may occur immediately but will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To ensure full consideration, submit your completed materials by March 22, 2023. Faxes, mail, or hand deliveries will not be accepted.
EEO Statement, ADA Accommodation, Clery Information, and Visa Policy:
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Acting Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Altgeld Hall 238 TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu 815-753-5560 Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544 312-730-1560 OCR.Chicago@ed.gov
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.
NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years.
The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy.
The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.