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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2545005
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Emergency Management Coordinator

The Pennsylvania State University and each individual employee is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Penn State University Police and Public Safety fully embraces individual uniqueness, strives to foster a culture of inclusivity that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverages the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help them thrive (

We value inclusivity as a core strength and an essential element of Penn State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the University Police and Public Safety's public service mission (

The Emergency Management Coordinator is part of the Office of Emergency Management (EM) within University Police and Public Safety. This position is responsible for developing a culture of preparedness and resiliency within the University through prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The EM Coordinator is expected to collaborate and coordinate with diverse internal and external stakeholders to develop effective emergency plans and procedures, event plans, and business continuity plans.

This position is designed to serve as the front-line representative of Emergency Management to the university community along with collaboration with all EM partners; this candidate will have specific geographic responsibilities within the commonwealth, requiring travel and collaboration with multiple campus locations.

Main responsibilities include: developing, updating and maintaining Emergency Operation and Business Continuity Plans at various Penn State University locations; analyzing of Homeland Security planning requirements and trends and determining how to apply them to the University; conducting exercises of plans and procedures at various levels in accordance with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) standards and Clery compliance. The EM Coordinator will serve as the repository of these plans and ensure that all stakeholders are integrated into the development of plans, standard operating procedures, and University policies. Main responsibilities also include: responding to various locations in order to provide assistance during disasters and emergencies, as needed; building and fostering relationships with internal, local, county, state and federal partners; deploying and working special events, as needed, to include Penn State home football games. This individual will also conduct and coordinate trainings and event plans.

The ability to have flexible work hours and have the ability to respond and coordinate emergent situations is necessary. Within-state travel to campus locations will be required routinely. The successful candidate will be an innovative, highly motivated, independent leadership, be able to multi-task and resolve issues by providing comprehensive solutions.

This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Fingerprint background check required.

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CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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