Colorado Springs Utilities seeks emergency management specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a senior emergency management specialist in Colorado, according to a hiring notice posted on Saturday on

The company plans to close the job posting for the full-time position on March 13.

The individual hired will ensure an efficient, effective and coordinated response and continuity of critical business functions in the event of a major emergency or disaster. The specialist will be involved in creating and maintaining plans for a coordinated emergency response. The specialist will be part of a utilities crisis management team within an incident command system-based organization during emergencies to support the local utility and community.

The person hired will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of emergency management-related projects, developing emergency operations and business continuity plans, developing and implementing programs meant to protect the workforce and critical infrastructure, design and evaluate emergency operations and assemble project teams, roles and activities to meet emergency operations objectives.

Minimum requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree in emergency management, homeland security or a related field and five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in business continuity planning, emergency management or critical infrastructure protection. Colorado Springs Utilities prefers candidates who are Certified Emergency Managers and Certified Business Continuity Professionals.

Colorado Springs Utilities is a utility company that seeks to provide safe, reliable and competitively-priced water, natural gas, electric and wastewater services to its customers.