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Job Req ID:  5311

Risk Management Specialist

Requisition # 5311

Classified Title:  Risk Management Specialist

Working Title:  Continuity Coordinator and Security Systems Administrator

Role/Level/ Range:  ATP/4/PC

Starting Salary Range:  $67,735.00 - $86,253.00

Status:  Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

School/Division:  Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location:  School of Public Health, East Baltimore Campus

Location State:  MD

Resume Required for Application:  Yes

Area of Interest:  Information Technology



The Office of Information Technology seeks a Risk Management Specialist.  This position is responsible for coordination and support of business continuity and emergency management programs affecting people and assets at JHSPH. Conducts regular review and updates to various emergency management plans. Supports the installation and administration of security technology solutions that pertain to business continuity and emergency management efforts at the School.  This position works towards incident prevention and mitigation of risk, preparedness through planning and training, incident response and coordination efforts, recovery as needed and incident documentation.


The major efforts and tasks of this position are administrative, moderately technical and may be either department/office centered, school-wide, campus-wide, or university-wide through coordination in scope.  Due diligence in monitoring and understanding threats are required.  Technical competence expected to be at the moderate level.  Position works in a highly independent manner under limited supervision. 


Responsible for the coordination of JHSPH emergency management functions including administration of security vendor contracts, maintenance of procedures and documentation (Crisis Management Plan, Security Operations Manual, etc..), participation in emergency management related projects, events, & committees, and utilization of supporting technology to ensure that controls are in place to address acceptable security and emergency management levels. This position responds to, evaluates, and administers response to various security incidents ensuring appropriate follow-up is conducted.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.



  • Administers and conducts reviews of the JHSPH Incident Command documents to include the Emergency Operations Plan, the Crisis Communication Plan, and other relevant documentation.


  • Manages the Incident Command System structure within JHSPH and serve as a liaison to the overarching JHU and East Baltimore ICS structures.


  • Creates and conducts regular test, training, and exercise (TT&E) for the Incident Command Team and related Business Continuity Plans.  Assists in the documentation of crisis events and scenarios, and support emergency analysis and response plans development.  Assists in the development and maintenance of JHSPH domestic and international emergency operations plans.


  • Works with JHSPH management and staff to educate clients regarding International Travel awareness, registration of travel plans.  Executes limited response procedures for International crisis events in an effort to assist JHSPH clients who are traveling abroad.


  • Observes and uses industry best practices and regulatory compliance requirements (ASIS, DHS, ISO, FEMA, NFPA, and MEMA) and develops recommendations for security compliance.


  • Supports emergency analysis and design consulting services to Hopkins business units, partners and affiliates on facilities and infrastructure security as well as emergency mitigation for projects.   Works with JHSPH management and staff to develop and communicate business continuity policies and procedures that supports senior management’s goals and objectives.  Works to mitigate liability in all aspects of business continuity.



  • Independently determines or interprets complex requirements for existing emergency response and related security systems and develops documentation for monitoring and maintenance.


  • Assists in the development of business continuity, emergency management, and related security artifacts for IT JHSPH facilities and infrastructure. These include but are not limited to:  Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Crisis Management Plan, Fire Marshal Plan, Security Operations Manual, and Strike Preparedness Plan.


  • Provides consultation and knowledgeable technical and project management responsibilities in more than one of the following disciplines:   General Security (in coordination with JHSPH Security teams), Preparedness, Continuity Management, or Incident Management.


  • Assists or coordinates in the design of security systems and services in support of the mission of Johns Hopkins Institutions.


  • Supports emergency analysis and design consulting services to Hopkins business units, partners and affiliates on facilities and infrastructure security as well as emergency mitigation for projects.  This may also involve sensitive asset protection.



  • Administers security and emergency management systems and services in support of the mission of the Johns Hopkins Institutions.


  • Represents JHSPH as liaison in business projects for security evaluations and emergency management assessments.   Assists business units with the training and education of employees on business continuity, preparedness, and their role during a crisis event.


  • Provides oversight of related vendors, affiliates and staff.  Maintains contact with outside contingency planning professional organizations and local/regional emergency response groups.


  • Participates in the investigative process through response to JH Security Investigations. Analyzes data from security events (including, but not limited to: recorded video, card access audit logs, security alerts).  Provides reports and recommended response actions to JHSPH and OIT Administration. 


  • During a crisis event, plays a key role in the coordination and communication of crisis management activities.  Prepares the Corporate Security force to help prevent loss and disruption of business operations via distribution and review of security manuals.  Communicates critical incident information efficiently with attention to confidentiality concerns. 



  • Maintains comprehensive security equipment contracts.  Independently manages or administers multiple security platforms (C-Cure, Video Surveillance, environmental unit database).


  • Provides quarterly/monthly access control reports to respective reviewers and makes any necessary changes for effective maintenance of access control levels for the School.  Produces ad-hoc and annual reports on security system measurement statistics.


  • Provides initial troubleshooting of security systems problems.  Supports on-call operations for emergency needs and after hour's escalations.  Manages monitoring and maintenance of 14 separate JHSPH building alarm systems.


  • Assists with security project management to include: coordinating with vendor for security equipment installation/removal, verifying the work performed by the vendor is in accordance with the scope of work, and assisting in the development of requests for proposals.


  • Maintains the radio frequency licenses and broadcasting equipment associated with 150+ two-way radios used by JHSPH departments and security.   Assists in verifying the accuracy of security related information on the floor plans of JHSPH buildings.


  • Conducts the annual review and database maintenance of Environmental Units.  Participates in the development of procedural guidelines and analyses.


  • Meets regularly with JH Security liaison to review current activities, ensure that all equipment is in working order, necessary supplies are available, incidents examined, training is available, and event information is efficiently distributed.  Assists with resolving any reported security equipment issues with security vendors.


  • Accurately maintains the metrics program spreadsheet and records for equipment service issues, delivery of security goods, events requiring security coverage, etc.



Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in IT, Emergency Management, Homeland Security or related field.  Additional experience may substitute for education.  Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in at least two or more of the following disciplines; Security, Preparedness, Continuity Management, or Incident Management. Two years of project management or project team participation skills.  Additional education may substitute for experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in IT or related field and/or professional security training and certification (e.g. CPP, CBCP, CISSP, MBCI,)
  • Knowledge in the assigned Security/Emergency Management environments.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.


  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.  Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.  Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.  Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule. Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.  Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.  Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.  Possesses sound documentation skills.


  • Work requires a strong understanding and work experience with Emergency management or at least two of the ten (ISC)2 Information Security Domains (Access Control; Application Development Security; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning; Cryptography; Information Security Governance and Risk Management; Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations; Operations Security; Physical (Environmental) Security; Security Architecture and Design; Telecommunications and Network Security).


  • Knowledgeable of crisis management.  Knowledgeable of security operations.  Knowledgeable of business continuity.  Knowledgeable of disaster recovery practices.


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Physical Requirement:

  • Ability to travel to security guard posts and inspect cabling under desks.
  • Ability to climb a ladder to inspect surveillance cameras and/or alarm components.


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