Emergency Management Director, Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director), Emergency Planner, Public Safety Director
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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
Arts and Humanities
talking to others
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
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
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Geographic information system
ESRI ArcGIS software
Geographic information system GIS software
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