Career Paths

Bachelor of Security and Emergency Management

Career Paths

Nearly 100% of BSEM students are employed either when they graduate or, in some cases, prior to graduation. Having a bachelor’s degree in emergency management helps the marketability of each student and it shows their focus, discipline, knowledge and experience.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Disaster response coordination
  • Fire departments
  • Homeland security
  • Emergency medical services
  • Program coordinators
  • Emergency management
  • Red Cross
  • Military
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Local, state and federal government jobs
  • Law enforcement
  • Business continuity
  • Risk management

 

Current Job Postings
  • Lead Electrician, British Embassy Washington

    November 22, 2022

    Lead ElectricianThe British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.Job Category  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)Job Subcategory  EstatesJob Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  Main purpose of job:The British Embassy in Washington DC will move into a newly renovated building in December 2022 and is seeking a qualified/certified Lead Electrician to join our Estates team. The Estate Team is responsible for the maintenance and building work for the Embassy and all of the residential properties. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter interested in employment with an outstanding organization.Duties and Responsibilities:Quickly familiarise themselves with the new electrical systems throughout the main compound buildings. Understanding of electrical code requirements with all work to be in compliance with local electrical codes (DC/MD/VA). Minimal understanding of UK codes. Verifying all electrical system components satisfy code requirements.Liaise with the current General Contractor and UK teams on testing and commissioning of new systems ensuring a clean handover to buisness as usual.Work with local and UK teams to set up checks and preventative maintenance schedules for all Electrical equipment in all buildings on the Embassy compound. Work with the UK Regional Technical Officer and local Accommodations team on property compliance assessments at commercial and residential properties following both UK and US standards. To include inspection of electrical systems and related maintenance at Commercial and Residential properties and in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.Work in conjunction with the other Estates Electrician and follow relevant work practices and standards.Ability to interpret blueprints.Installing, connecting, inspecting and repairing electrical systems.Respond to service calls for electrical repairs.Complete electrical aspects of minor refurbishment project work.Provide in-house electrical support to contractors on large-scale project work.Perform other duties as assigned.Resources managed:1 x ElectricianWorking patterns:Standard 40 hour week. Monday to Friday 0730 – 1600. Occasional overtime. Requirement to be part of the on-call team. Essential qualifications, skills and experience  Minimum Qualifications/Experience:•  Applicants should have a minimum of 3 year’s experience as a Master or Journeyman qualified/certified Electrician. •  OSHA 10 certification is preferable on appointment and a requirement within 3 months of employment.  •  A minimum of five years practical experience is also required with verifiable knowledge of NEC codes.Essential on arrival: Master or Journeyman Certification as an ElectricianRequired behaviours  Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working TogetherApplication deadline  6 December 2022Grade  Executive Officer (EO)Type of Position  Full-time, PermanentWorking hours per week  40Region  Americas, Caribbean & Overseas TerritoriesCountry/Territory  United StatesLocation (City)  WashingtonType of Post  British EmbassyNumber of vacancies  1Salary Currency  USDSalary  $30.15/hourStart Date  30 January 2023Other benefits and conditions of employment  Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. *A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas. The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed. The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.Additional information  After the initial interview candidates will be invited to return to the Embassy for an in-person practical test on basic Electrical requirements. 
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  • Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement)

    November 22, 2022

    Are you looking for a great work environment with a group who value their employees while helping people get jobs? The Office of Personnel Management's Staff Acquisition Group provides a wide range of human resources (HR) services in support of Federal hiring. We work across Federal agencies to recruit candidates for all types of jobs in fields like cyber security, public safety, public health, and many others. We also assist agencies to identify best practices, develop recruitment campaigns, help implement HR software, and provide training on technical HR topics.OPM is hiring full-time remote HR Specialists in Recruitment & Placement. If you are interested, please visit the full job announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/690388300
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  • Loan Analyst

    November 22, 2022

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.Duties:Provides support and assistance to the Farm Loan Chief, and Farm Loan Specialists, and County Offices that perform a range of lending activities, closing, disbursement, monitoring, liquidating, and servicing of agricultural loans.Under the direction of the District Director and the Farm Loan Manager, works collaboratively with Farm Loan Officers and loan staff.Performs analysis, evaluation and advisory assignments related to the effective delivery of loan making and servicing activities.Assists in the formulation and implementation of farm loan programs, policies, and procedures for the assigned farm loan area.FSA's diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.USDA is a great place to start or continue your career.
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  • Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee

    November 21, 2022

    Franklin County has an immediate opening for the following position: Case Management Specialist Trainee Drug and Alcohol  Full Time$20.81 This is professional work of a trainee nature in the field of drug and alcohol providing, a full range of case management services under the supervision of a higher level professional. Employees in this class participate in a formalized training program in order to acquaint them with the functions of drug and alcohol case management. The training, which is a combination of formalized instruction as well as on-the-job training, is geared to providing the employee with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide a full range of case management services to alcohol and other drug clients. As training progresses employees are given more latitude in terms of identifying, referring and authorizing appropriate services for the alcohol and other drug clients in order to ensure that they have access to services in a continuum of care.  Employees receive training and work towards sharpening their interpersonal skills in order to enable them to develop a rapport with the client they are serving, and become a client advocate so as to assist them throughout the provisions in their services plan. Employees begin to monitor client progress in the treatment system. Employees receive training in the appropriate regulations, policies and procedures and are encouraged to develop skills involving initiative and independent judgment. As training progresses the employees are responsible for managing a small caseload of clients and are expected to carry out the administration of this caseload under direct and close supervision. Supervision is received from a higher level case manager or from a supervisory or administrative staff member. Requirements include: A bachelor’s degree; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training.Applications may be obtained at: FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 272 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or online at www.franklincountypa.gov. Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department. EOE
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  • Program Officer - European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN)

    November 21, 2022

    Job Summary :Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI's foundational building blocks include:    Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.  The European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) is a coalition of political and civic leaders united by the desire to empower a new generation of changemakers. EDYN members are between 18-32 years old, representing the post-Cold War generation who are committed to advancing and sustaining the democratic values of EDYN. Formed in 2018 under the CEPPS consortium, EDYN is supported by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The network currently has 435 members and is managed on a day-to-day basis by IRI and NDI. It is also supported by the EDYN Headquarters, based in Bratislava, Slovakia.The Program Officer (PO) is based in Washington, DC, and is part of the Transatlantic Strategy Division. The PO oversees and manages IRI's European Democracy Youth Network and the parent grant, funded by USAID. The PO will work toward ensuring EDYN is sustainable, including building the EDYN Headquarters' capacity. The PO is the primary person responsible for programmatic decision-making on EDYN and is supported by a Senior Program Associate and Program Associate.Position Requirements:Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or a related field.Three to five years of professional experience in democratic governance and politics, preferably working directly with youth related to political processes and youth engagement. Demonstrated ability to execute program activities in ways that both achieve results and raise the initiative's public profileExperience living, working or traveling internationally.Strong written and oral communications and presentation skills in English.Ability to effectively direct or participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, other donors or relevant audiences.Ability to work well under pressure and adapt to shifting priorities.Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet Institute needs.Proven ability to write effective proposals, reports, procedures, complete required forms, and maintain complete and accurate documentation.Proven knowledge of USG funding regulations.Experience identifying complex problems and developing creative solutionsStrong ability to initiate, foster, interact, and maintain relationships with contacts and stakeholders in a diverse and multicultural environment with sensitivity, respect, discretion, tact, and professionalism.Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.Ability to effectively manage financial resources that meet the highest standards of the Institute and funders.Willingness to travel.Primary Functions & Responsibilities:Oversees management and implementation of EDYN, from the fulfillment of substantive programmatic objectives to financial and compliance requirements for the life of the grant(s).Contributes to short and long-term planning for IRI's European Democracy Youth Network.Regularly and deliberately coordinate with the IRI EDYN program team in Washington and the field, with counterparts at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and EDYN members.Communicate with IRI field offices in EDYN country chapter locations and support country chapters as they implement activities from their strategic plans.Participate in fundraising and other capacity-building efforts for EDYN HQ and its staff.Manage a subaward and tracks the financial health of EDYN HQ.Oversee communication with CEPPS partners, including NDI and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).Organize network-wide events alongside NDI, EDYN HQ, EDYN country chapters, and external partners.Actively raises the profile of EDYN and leads efforts to seek new members.Anticipates potential problems, troubleshoots project challenges, offers solutions, and actively leads to resolutions with creative and immediate solutions.Actively supports IRI's communication strategy, including IRI's branding and outreach plans, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.Develops the substantive design of new programs and activities related to EDYN and IRI youth programsRepresents IRI at external eventsEstablishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationships with relevant stakeholders, consultants, and staff in DC and the field.Maintains an understanding of Funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.Fully understands assigned grant's substantive, financial and compliance requirements and ensures that assigned grants are completed on time, within budget, and in full compliance.Monitors grant budgets and overseas and tracks spending (budget trackers).Oversees and leads efforts to monitor and evaluate efforts for grants assigned.Drafts high-quality quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.Travels as needed for program oversight and implementation; if an immediate need arises, deploys on short-to long-term service in a program in the field to maintain continuity of the program.Participates in cross-functional teams and initiatives (optional)Performs other duties as assigned.
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  • Assistant Engineer & Engineering Technician

    November 21, 2022

    The Engineering Services Department is looking to fill one (1) Assistant Engineer in our Land Development and Public Works Inspection Section and two (2) Engineering Technician vacancies, one in our Transportation Section and one in Land Development. Assistant EngineerYour responsibilities will include the following: Assisting with the management of contracts for engineering consultantsCollection, verification, and processing of dataReview of engineering studies, engineering plans and specificationsEvaluating, and making recommendations on requests from the publicPreparation and writing of staff reportsProviding high quality customer service through regular interaction with residents, contractors, consultants, and other members of the public Your Impact:As part of the Engineering Services team, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of rewarding projects that make a visible impact in our community. Some of the exciting projects currently underway at the City of Rancho Cucamonga include: Large Scale Private Development Projects including the Resort Development, Etiwanda Heights, and Multiple Large-Scale Industrial Projects in the Southeast Quadrant of the City.6th Street Cycle Track – Through a partnership grant with SBCTA and other Cities in the County, Rancho Cucamonga secured funding to complete bike infrastructure improvements, including the first segment of a buffered bike lane, along 6th Street between Haven Avenue and Rochester Avenue.General Plan Implementation – Ensuring the needs of the community and its residents are met on a daily basis. Engineering TechnicianYour responsibilities will include the following: Providing high quality customer service through regular interactions with members of the public. Being able to communicate complex information in an easy to understand manner is a must.Land DevelopmentIssuing permits on a daily basis for right-of-way, grading, and various other work that is reviewed by the Engineering Department.Coordinating utility work and inspections on an on-going basis.Minor review of plans related to utility work.Working with Community Development staff from multiple Departments to facilitate the development process.TransportationCollecting, verifying, and processing data including the preparation of engineering studies or reports.Reviewing, evaluating, and making recommendations on request from the public.Plan review for Lane Closure Permits.Preparation of basic plans for signage and striping. Either of these positions might be perfect for you if:You are excited to be a part of a World Class, All America City.You share in our guiding principles of Knowing Why! Being the Best! and Leaving an Inheritance!You are a methodical and detailed, but forward-thinking individual that wants to make a distinct contribution to the community you serve.You are looking to increase your knowledge and experience in the field of traffic, transportation, and land development concepts.You have a good understanding of civil engineering principles and practices for successful performance.You enjoy problem solving on a daily basis and can work through difficult projects and tasks.You enjoy coordinating across department lines to help facilitate daily tasks and project completion.You are hungry, humble, and smart. Salary BreakdownAssistant Engineer: $5,609.00 - $7,568.00 MonthlyEngineering Technician: $4,438.00 - $5,987.00 MonthlyFor more information on these positions, please visit our job bulletin at www.cityofrc.us/rcjobs. All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us. These positions are open until filled or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.Assistant Engineer: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and two years of progressively responsible professional experience in Civil Engineering or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to public works; related federal and state laws, ordinances and regulations; methods and techniques utilized in the preparation of public works projects, designs, and related plans, specifications and cost estimates; principles and methods utilized in surveying and material testing. Ability to perform professional engineering work, including project design; conduct inspections and evaluate construction relative to approved plans and specifications; coordinate the work of others involved in related activities; prepare and maintain records and prepare reports; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances and regulations; use a personal computer and software related to specific assignments; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Engineering Technician: Graduation from high school, including or supplemented by completion of college level courses in engineering and mathematics, and drafting and two years of increasingly responsible experience in sub-professional engineering work or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of basic mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; methods and materials used in the construction of public works facilities; policies and regulations governing the construction and maintenance of public works systems and facilities; methods and techniques of engineering, drafting, and estimating; provisions of the State Subdivision Map Act; basic civil engineering principles and practices. Ability to perform technical research on engineering matters; communicate effectively orally and in writing; perform complex engineering calculations; prepare plans and estimates of routine public works and utility projects; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment.Special Requirements For Both Positions:Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
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  • Security Lobby Receptionist

    November 21, 2022

    Pay $18.75 - HourAs a Security Lobby Receptionist, you will serve and safeguard clients in a range of industries such as Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Education, Government and more. The candidate is responsible for creating visitor badges for the Client's guests. The applicant must have excellent customer service skills, proficient with computers (Microsoft Teams, Excel, Outlook, and camera devices), have the ability to work with a team or independently, limited standing/walking are required, and a flexible work schedule.Responsibilities:Provide customer service to our clients by carrying out safety and security procedures, site-specific policies and when appropriate, emergency response activitiesRespond to incidents and critical situations in a calm, problem solving mannerConduct regular and random patrols around the business and perimeter. Working environments and conditions may vary by client site.Minimum Requirements:Be at least 18 years of age for unarmed roles; 21+ years of age for armed rolesPossess a high school diploma or equivalent, or 5 years of verifiable experienceAs a condition of employment, applicants will be subject to a background investigation in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Allied Universal will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws.As a condition of employment, applicants will be subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law.Licensing requirements are subject to state and/or local laws and regulations and may be required prior to employment.*A valid driver’s license will be required for driving positions onlyPerks and Benefits:Health insurance and 401k plans for full-time positions Flexible part time and full-time schedules that fit with your personal life goalsOngoing paid training programs and career growth opportunitiesEmployee discounts through our perks program to your favorite restaurants, entertainment venues and much more…
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  • Security Professional Mobile Patrol

    November 21, 2022

    Pay $16.22 - HourAs a Security Guard, you will serve and safeguard clients in a range of industries such as Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Education, Government and more.Responsibilities:Provide customer service to our clients by carrying out safety and security procedures, site-specific policies and when appropriate, emergency response activitiesRespond to incidents and critical situations in a calm, problem solving mannerConduct regular and random patrols around the business and perimeter. Working environments and conditions may vary by client site.Minimum Requirements:Be at least 21 years of age for unarmed roles; 21+ years of age for armed rolesPossess a high school diploma or equivalent, or 5 years of verifiable experienceAs a condition of employment, applicants will be subject to a background investigation in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Allied Universal will consider qualified applications with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws.As a condition of employment, applicants will be subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law.Licensing requirements are subject to state and/or local laws and regulations and may be required prior to employment.*A valid driver’s license will be required for driving positions onlyPerks and Benefits:Health insurance and 401k plans for full-time positions Flexible part time and full-time schedules that fit with your personal life goalsOngoing paid training programs and career growth opportunitiesEmployee discounts through our perks program to your favorite restaurants, entertainment venues and much more…
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  • County Program Technician

    November 21, 2022

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public. DutiesCarrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county.Interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel.Utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms.Using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. FSA's diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.
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  • County Program Technician

    November 21, 2022

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.DutiesCarrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county.Interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel.Utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms.Using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered.FSA's diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.USDA is a great place to start or continue your career.
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Please note: These job postings are pulled from our university-wide career site, Handshake. Job postings appear on this list based on the degrees and other options chosen by employers when listing their job opportunity. You may see some position listings that do not appear to be directly related to this degree. However, they are positions that an individual with this degree could also explore - either while still a student or after graduation. This also does not represent an exhaustive list of all opportunities to which a student with this degree may apply, but simply a sample of currently available positions. You can view all available jobs on Handshake by clicking the link above or by clicking the "More Jobs" link at the bottom of the listing section.

 

Rachel

For me, a highlight of this program has been receiving instruction from experienced professionals who can relate the course material to practical, real-world applications. In addition, my fellow students come from a broad range of professions and offer unique perspectives. My experience in the HSEM program has broadened my own emergency dispatcher viewpoint to a more global emergency management perspective. I strongly believe this degree can provide career advancement opportunities in both the private and public sectors of emergency management.

Rachael Doniger, BSEM 2016