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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111550 Emergency Management Training & Exercise Manager

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/17/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/08/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/17/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The UC San Diego Health Department of Emergency Management’s mission is to help faculty and staff prevent, mitigate, prepare, respond to, and recover from emergencies that disrupt the normal day-to-day operations of the health system. The department scope covers all health system sites and their faculty, staff, patients, and visitors.

This manager reports to the Director of Emergency Management and interacts with faculty and staff at all levels throughout UCSD Health. With minimal direction, the manager will work independently to develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency management training program to include orientations, tabletop exercises, and functional & full-scale exercises, all of which assess the organization’s emergency plans. Additional duties include developing a training calendar, curriculum development and presentation, education tracking, and exercise planning and execution. The goal of this position is to ensure the highest level of organizational preparedness through directed training and exercises.

The responsibilities listed are typical examples of work performed by the EM Training & Exercise Manager. They are not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required by positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility entailed. Develops, maintains, and executes a comprehensive emergency management training & exercise program for all areas of the health system based on the organizations goals, objectives, and hazard vulnerability analysis.


  • Must have valid California Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university with a major related to healthcare, public health, public law, safety, or other closely related subject/s.
  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in the field of emergency management, specifically in training and exercise program development and management.
  • Experience with developing and implementing a comprehensive emergency management exercise and training program, preferably in a healthcare setting.
  • Strong teaching/training skills, curriculum development, and evidence-based research for adult learners.
  • IS-100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100).
  • IS-120.c - An Introduction to Exercises.
  • IS-130.a - Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning.
  • IS-200.c - Basic ICS for Initial Response.
  • IS-201 - Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan.
  • IS-700.b - National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction.
  • IS-800.d - National Response Framework, An Introduction.
  • Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certification.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment of business continuity and basics of emergency management
  • Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of emergency management and business continuity plans, policies, and procedures within time constraints.
  • Skill and ability to recognize trends, develop long-range goals, and analyze data of a complex and variable nature.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and department personnel.
  • Ability to work under considerable pressure during emergencies and the ability to adjust priorities "just-in-time".
  • Advanced skill in representing the organization with local, regional, state, and federal authorities.
  • Knowledge about CDPH, Cal OSHA, TJC, CMS and other regulatory requirements and laws related to emergency management in healthcare environments.
  • Proven experience actively managing a Hospital Command Center activation for exercises and/or real events.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite, and SharePoint for website management.


  • DECON training for Healthcare First Receivers.
  • Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) Certification.
  • FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Certifications - IS-547.a - Introduction to Continuity of Operations.
  • FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Certifications - IS-235.c - Emergency Planning.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Required to serve in on-call rotation for potential command center activations
  • Ability to be available to report for duty on a 24 hour a day basis as needed
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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