• Executive Director of Emergency Management

    Posted Date 3 days ago(10/15/2019 6:04 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    VCS Institutional Support Services
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Executive Director of Emergency Management is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the operations of UAMS’s emergency management program; seeking, obtaining and administering grants from various agencies; and coordinating UAMS’s emergency response planning activities with those of the County, State and Federal governments, cities, special districts, and other emergency services organizations. In addition, this position will prepare and present emergency response training programs.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary:  offered commensurate with experience


    • Ensures that UAMS Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures are in place, current and in compliance with all local, state, and Federal Emergency Response Plans and guidelines.
    • Improves UAMS's emergency response coordination with outside officials and external agencies.
    • Ensures that the emergency response plans can be operationalized as envisioned.
    • Reviews and recommends any changes in allocation of emergency planning/response responsibilities among departments.
    • Identifies and assists in submissions of pertinent grant proposals related to emergency preparedness to state, local or Federal agencies and manage the expenditures from grants accounts awarded to UAMS with approval of Administration.
    • Coordinates regular exercises to improve partnerships among UAMS departments with emergency response responsibilities and collaboration with municipal, state, regional, and federal agencies.
    • Implements outstanding action steps derived from 'lessons learned'. These may include drill/exercise documentation, evaluations and after action reports/critiques.
    • Keeps all medical screenings and other pertinent documentation related to the fitness of decontamination team members current.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of the goals, objectives, and priorities of the UAMS Emergency Management Program.
    • Recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures relating to emergency management.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Business, Healthcare, Administration or related field, plus three years of progressive emergency management services; including one year of supervisory experience
    • Must obtain NIMS Certification within one year of employment

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience in hospital setting, including experience with hospital evacuation, decontamination experience
    • Strategic planning skills and expertise in Supply Chain Management and clinical operations
    • TJC Requirements & working with public agencies
    • NIMS Certification 

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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