The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Emergency Management is currently recruiting for a Contractual Emergency Management Planning Fellow. The position can be found online here


UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Contingent Category II staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 2 weeks of vacation each year, paid holidays, sick time, and time for community service; subsidized comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development programs; limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB; life insurance and long-term disability; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’s core values: Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
Primary Duties:
  • Expand knowledge by researching specific emergency management themes, such as preventing and preparing for the consequences of acts of terrorism, business continuity, training, exercises, and new trends. Incorporate these themes in new programs and communications.
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures, and training utilizing ideas from planning committees, exercise planning teams, and development of after action reports from events.
  • Assist in the development of incorporating and implementing various emergency management themes for the University.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in emergency management, homeland security, public safety, public administration, public relations, communications, or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Prior experience in emergency response or community service.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and by consensus.
  • Familiarity with knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, organizations, and procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of general office equipment and computers to include word processing, spreadsheet, and related software.
  • Demonstrates experience applying knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex situations and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of position requirements.
  • Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws.
  • Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
  • Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

Hiring Range: $52,000 - $58,000 (Commensurate with education and experience)

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.  

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.