Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 2137473
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Deputy Emergency Manager and Business Continuity Planner

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 14890

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be
routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at
the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

Initial Review Date (IRD): 02-17-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
Under the general direction of the Director of Emergency Management in the Office of Emergency Services (OES), the Deputy Director of Emergency Management manages the business continuity program and supports all efforts to ensure campus preparedness and recovery. The incumbent also provides backup support to the Director, Emergency Management, staffs the emergency operations center during campus emergencies, and provides general coordination and response support.  The Deputy Director of Emergency Management provides public safety education and training in the content areas of emergency preparedness, response and recovery and directly supervises OES student employees.  

The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring programs and policies that support emergency preparedness, emergency response, business recovery, and mitigation/prevention programs for the University.  The Office of Emergency Services (OES) encompasses the following offices:  Campus Fire Marshal, Emergency Management, and Business Continuity.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Range Information: $51,100 to $60,000
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits.
Schedule Information:
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Days
Employee Classification: This is a Career Appointment
Job End Date: 06-30-2022 with the possibility of an extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Kerr Hall
Union Representation: Non-represented


Job Duties
50%: Lead comprehensive deployment of the University UCReady plan. Serve as campus expert and advise campus and departmental leadership on all matters relating to resiliency and business continuity. Conduct outreach, education and marketing to campus staff to support business continuity and emergency preparedness.  Implement campus-wide roll out of continuity planning tool and provide guidance to departments in support of continuity plans.  Assist departments in analyzing processes and identifying critical functions.  Monitor progress of department continuity plan development to achieve 100% department preparedness goal. Represent campus and participate in UC System wide activity related to business continuity. Attend UC System wide meetings and participate in initiatives specific to business continuity programs. 
5%: Assist departments in the use of planning technology including use of web-based planning tools (The UCReady Continuity Planning Tool); troubleshoot and resolve any problems that clients report when using the tool
5%: Design and conduct annual departmental exercises (review of departmental readiness). Facilitate interdepartmental emergency preparedness and continuity planning where applicable. Ensure department compliance with Cal OSHA 3220.
5%: Coordinate the Recovery Function During Campus Emergency Incidents. Assist affected campus units and divisions in identifying resource needs utilizing UCReady plans or other methods.
5%: Staff the Campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  Provide staffing support to the EOC Director. Assist with activation and setup of the EOC during emergencies. Assist with the development of campus incident action plans (IAPs). Respond to the EOC during emergency situations
5%: Provide direct technical and program stewardship for the campus Cruz Alert program
5%: Function as the backup for the OES, Emergency Manager, as needed. Participate in system wide conference calls, conferences, and related activities.
5%: Serve as an alternate on-call Emergency Management Duty Officer as defined in the campus Emergency Operations Plan. Represent emergency management in meetings with campus staff.
5%: In partnership with the OES Emergency Manager, assist with the development and implementation of public education and resource events. Engage partnership with relevant campus units to include training for campus units (e.g. campus tour guides and orientation leaders). Coordinate and market the events to the broad campus community. Coordinate annual Safety Day events, Great Shake Out event and other educational outreach initiatives.
5%: Supervise and mentor student employees in the implementation of the public education program. Supervise and mentor student employees in tracking the progress and completion of the UC Ready plans. Create job descriptions and recruit student employees annually.
5%: Perform other duties as assigned in the following areas, including but not limited to: preparation of special reports, technical support, committee and task force service, support the campus Community Emergency Response Team, Emergency Coordinator program and response roles.

Required Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Experience developing and delivering training programs, including public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Crisis leadership skills.
  • Project planning and project management skills.
  • General leadership skills.
  • Political acumen.
  • Familiarity with relational databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse groups and individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to perform as a team member in both routine and emergency assignments.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and flexible environment.
  • Ability to effectively represent the university with outside agencies and groups.
  • Ability to perform complex analyses of data from diverse operations.
  • Ability to prepare and present data and reports to support administrative decision-making.


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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