Emergency Management Directors


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.
Also called: Emergency Management Consultant, Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director), Emergency Planner, Emergency Services Director

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Communications
  • multimedia

Skills:

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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Relational database software
  • SoftRisk Technologies SoftRisk SQL
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Project management software
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination NC4 E Team

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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