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Emergency Management & Business Continuity Planner

Fac Mgt EHS Joint Com-EmerPlan 710457
134345 Requisition #
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The primary purpose of the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planner position is to provide technical expertise to resolve issues involving personnel, visitors, patients and other institutional staff and contractors. In addition, this position prepares employees and the institution on how to respond to emergencies and how to continue business after an incident. The employee performs independent program coordination for Emergency Management and Business Continuity. Responsible for coordination, development, implementation and testing of emergency and business continuity plans at MD Anderson. Performs and completes special projects as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. This employee must maintain awareness with applicable laws, regulations and national guidelines relevant to section functions and responsibilities.  Assists in drafting comments on proposed state and federal regulations as needed.   

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program Management

Develops, reviews and maintains policies, procedures and plan to support the Emergency Management and Business Continuity programs at MD Anderson in accordance to guidelines and regulations, based on proactive risk and hazard vulnerability assessments and in accordance with federal, state, industry and regulations, based on specific departmental functions and processes. Participates in all Emergency Management and Business Continuity functions to support the section, the department and the institution. Prepares presentations to support the programs.

Program Support and Implementation   

Develops, creates and conducts exercises based on institutional needs and regulatory requirements. Manages emergency plan maintenance to meet regulatory requirements and standards for emergency planning processes and manages business continuity plan maintenance to meet regulatory requirements and standards for emergency planning and continuity of operations processes. Develops and writes exercises and real events After Action Reports; conducts follow ups on actions generated during exercises and real events. Participates in ongoing Business Impact Analysis for key areas of the institution.  Supports MD Anderson Mass Notification System.



Develops, creates and provides training to institutional personnel to support emergency management and continuity of operations programs of departments, divisions and institution.


Committee Support   

Provides support to all applicable committees such as Institutional Safety Committee, Patient Safety Committee, Joint Commission Readiness Committee, Emergency Management Strategic Advisory Committee, and Everbridge Committee.


Participates in other departmental programs as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Management Engineering, Education, Organizational Development, Emergency Planning, Business Continuity or related field. Five years of emergency management or business continuity experience. 

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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