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Nevada State College
  • Position Number: 3822937
  • Location: Henderson, NV
  • Position Type: Business - Management

Assistant Director of Emergency Management, University Police R0122298

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
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  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

University Police Services, Southern Command invites applications for an Assistant Director of Emergency Management R0133338. We appreciate your interest in employment at our growing division.


Under direction of the Vice President and Director of Public Safety, this position will work with all southern Nevada colleges and universities within University Police Services' jurisdiction to identify, analyze, prioritize, and promote preparedness initiatives and develop and maintain emergency response plans so that the all campuses are able to better respond to natural and man-made disasters. The emergency manager's goal is to enhance campus preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation planning to enable an effective and successful response to an emergency or disaster. Work requires the analysis of emergent situations to identify potential problems and coordinate response and recovery efforts to maintain life safety, to stabilize the incident, to protect property and the environment, and to ensure the continuity of critical business functions of each institution. In addition, solutions frequently require coordination across multiple campuses/departments and with local, state, and federal agencies. Involves developing, implementing, and monitoring campus-wide programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and ensure a safe workplace, in the areas of emergency preparedness, and other relevant EH&S programs and policies. Serves as the Chairperson for the Emergency Management Council and as the lead expert for emergency management issues for all NSHE institutions within University Police Services' jurisdiction including UNLV, CSN, NSC, DRI's (Southern Nevada campus) and NSHE's Southern Nevada offices.

This position will coordinate planning, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives that strengthen the campus' ability to respond and recover from an emergency. This position is required to ensure that all campuses meet legal requirements with regard to emergency and disaster planning, preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery. Serves as campus emergency manager for all NSHE institutions within University Police Services' jurisdiction including CSN, NSC, UNLV, DRI's (Southern Nevada campus), and NSHE Southern Nevada offices.

Plans, develops, and maintains a comprehensive all-hazards emergency operations plan including hazard specific appendices and functional annexes for both natural and human-caused identified campus hazards; writes and updates manuals and procedures; drafts reports and other documentation, including use of relevant scientific data; applies appropriate scientific and professional standards to recommend campus/institutional policies and programs and, as needed, creates new methodologies, policies and procedures.

In emergencies, the position will be the EOC Manager for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The incumbent will advise the President and Cabinet, assist with activation, direction and coordination of the EOC, including coordinating Mutual Aid with outside agencies (local, state, and federal) and private sector partners, providing status reports to the VP of Public Safety and campus leadership, and lead the de-activation/demobilization of EOC as activities transition to long term recovery. Also responsible for the activation of the campus emergency notification system including alerts to students, faculty, and staff. Drafts after-action reports, updates manuals, and procedures as needed.

Manages multi-faceted, campus-wide emergency preparedness education and outreach program focusing on individual and community readiness for hazards and threats such as active assailants, flooding, extreme heat, pandemic, earthquakes, and hazardous materials. The program will utilize communications resources and services of personnel available through Police Services and/or individual institutions and serve as the Chairperson of the Emergency Management Council.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) was established in 1865 and is currently comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada is governed by the Board of Regents serving over 100,000 students and 15,000 employees.

University Police Services, Southern Command, is a full service category I law enforcement agency that serves the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, the Desert Research Institute and Nevada State College. The department consists of 163 employees and has responsibility for the public safety needs of 80,000 students, faculty and staff over an 800 square mile service area. Law enforcement operations consists of 80 full and part time sworn peace officers, a full service 9-1-1 Center, K-9 operations; emergency management operations with a fully functional EOC and oversight of major special events hosting more than a million visitors a year to various events.

We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are the providers and/or coordinators for all emergency services on campus. The University Police Services Department is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the department. Our priority is to create a professional and diverse police department staffed and equipped to serve the community.

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This position requires a Master's degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field that includes (but is not limited to), disaster preparedness, emergency management, homeland security, higher education management, organizational development, education, planning, operations analysis, and public administration.

Eight years of substantial work experience in any of the following (but are not limited to), disaster preparedness, emergency management, higher education management, organizational development, education, planning, operations analysis, public administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Experience in the field of emergency preparedness/management in higher education is preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Working knowledge/understanding of emergency management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the fields of emergency preparedness, planning, and/or management; FEMA emergency support functions; Incident Command System and response principles.
  • Working knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommend campus policy.
  • Proven written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated skill to effectively represent the campus to local, state, & federal authorities, community groups, private sector partners, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Familiarity with the organizational culture and administrative practices of higher education.
  • Exceptional ability to train others in emergency response and recovery procedures, and develop and conduct simulated drills and exercises pertaining to identified local threats and hazards.
  • Working knowledge of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
  • Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer, emergency communication/notification and information management application programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under considerable pressure and stress in emergency situations.
  • Excellent presentation skills to give engaging, persuasive, and effective presentations to large and small audiences including students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven skills to promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Proven technology skills to effectively use common computer applications, applications specific to emergency management, and web based systems.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on October 21, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to VP & Director Public Safety, Adam Garcia, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, "R0133338" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


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Required Attachment(s)

Cover Letter and Resume

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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