Emergency Management Directors (11-9161)

Occupation description:  Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2010 estimate2020 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 9297 5.41 22
United States 12,10013,700 13.2160 230390

Job outlook

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2012 Wages

  Mean Wage and
95% Confidence Interval
Wage by Percentile
  LowMeanHigh 10thMedian90th
United States n/a31.12n/a 14.7928.7351.83

Labor Force Indicators

2012 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
756 8.058.6 34.3
2012 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2012 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 146
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: 1 to 5 years On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center
Contingency Planning - ER08
Emergency Response to Terrorism (Basic Concepts) - ER11
Hazardous Materials Technician Annual Refresher - ER03
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Annual Refresher - HW04
Hazardous Waste Operations & Hazardous Materials Technician - ER02
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response - HW02
Highway Specialist - ER04
Incident Commander & Site Safety Officer - ER07
On-Scene Incident Commander - ER09

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center
C.E.R.T. TRAINING Certificate
SNS Emergency Management Certificate