Health, Safety & EnvironmentEmergency Preparedness and Response Manager

Emergency Preparedness & Response Managers plan and direct disaster response or crisis management.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

  • My Match

Do you often play out "what if" scenarios in your head? Do you want to be the person to make sure everyone is okay in the event of an emergency? You might make a great Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager.

In this role, you'll carefully plan out procedures for disasters such as a hurricane, a hazardous materials spill, or other crisis situations. In this role, you'll also be the person to make sure your plan is carried out correctly in the event of an actual emergency.

Communication skills will be key. You'll conduct training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters. You'll coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities. This may include plans to order evacuations or open public shelters.

Your knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective security operations. You'll see to the protection of people, data, and property. In this role, you'll develop and maintain working relationships with with local law enforcement, county departments, and similar groups. This will help you plan for coordination and exchange of personnel and equipment in the event of an emergency.

To get this job, a background in healthcare and knowledge of healthcare hazards emergency preparedness is a plus. Experience with notification systems is also helpful for getting into this role. Taking FEMA courses will also give you a leg up on the competition when it comes to applying for this role.

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication with External Entities
  • Coordination with Multiple Departments
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Systems Analysis and Evaluation
  • Train and Motivate Others
  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements
  • Working Under Pressure

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities
  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies
  • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses
  • Ensure that employees know how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters
  • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

See More +

  • My Match

about this career

Explore the job Map

Salary: $20-30/hour

My Interests

Having Independence

Managing People


Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

See More +

My Skills
See More +

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in health and safety or a closely related field

Preferred Education

New jobs are
posted every day!

Find This Job


Industrial Construction Scaffold Builder

Health, Safety & Environment Site Security Specialist

Health, Safety & Environment Security Coordinator

Health, Safety & Environment Safety Coordinator


Health, Safety & Environment Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

Health, Safety & Environment Safety Supervisor


Health, Safety & Environment Health, Safety, and Environment Manager

  • Different Job Family
  • Same Job Family
All Jobs




Popular Career Path

Safety Coordinator Health, Safety, and Environment Manager





Safety Coordinator

Get an interesting job as a Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinators perform tasks to maintain a safe working environment within the plant.


Health, Safety, and Environment Technician

Get an exciting job as an HSE Technician

Health, Safety, and Environment Technicians perform laboratory and field tests.


Safety Supervisor

Safety Supervisor 112081082

Safety Supervisors are responsible for developing and managing safety policies and programs.


Health, Safety, and Environment Manager

Get an exciting job as an HSE Manager

Health, Safety, and Environment Managers analyze work environments and design safety programs.