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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8081 1.30 11
United States 10,50011,200 6.270 130190

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 39.0118.4024.76 34.9849.6868.09
Alaska 38.6526.7329.94 35.8842.5058.55
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.1925.1729.17 32.3436.9749.64

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
732 2.759.7 41.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 75
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.7

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
AFTER - Alaska Fuel Transporter Emergency Response
Confined Space Entry & Rescue - ER15
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 Emergency Operations - ER07
Highway Specialist - ER04
On-Scene Incident Commander - ER09

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Homeland Security BS

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

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Homeland Security MS
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Emergency Management BEM
Homeland Security OEC