Emergency Management Directors

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Emergency Management Director, Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director), Emergency Planner, Public Safety Director

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What they do:
Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
On the job, you would:
  • Consult with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government


  • management
  • customer service


  • multimedia
  • telecommunications

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Geographic information system

  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Data base user interface and query software

  • Relational database software
  • SoftRisk Technologies SoftRisk SQL


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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