Introduction

Thank you for participating in the Job/Task Analysis (JTA) survey for the Emergency Manager profession.

A job task analysis is an essential step when identifying the primary duties and tasks performed by an individual in a specific profession. It provides a means to assess the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to safely and effectively perform the job, in this case, of an Emergency Manager.

Most importantly, results from this survey will be used to validate the examination blueprint and other certification requirements for the IAEM Certified Emergency Manager(s) Program.

Survey Directions:
This survey is structured so that there are two questions for each task statement: first in terms of frequency (how OFTEN do you perform the task) and then in terms of importance (how IMPORTANT is it to perform the task). Please read each task statement carefully and then indicate how OFTEN the task is performed and how IMPORTANT it is to the work of an Emergency Manager.
Please allow 20-25 minutes to complete this survey. If you have any questions about how data from this survey will be used, you may email Kate McClimans, Program Manager at IAEM at kmcclimans@iaem.com.

Thank you for participating in this survey! Your help is greatly appreciated.

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* 1. Please indicate which Emergency Manager certification(s) you hold. Select all that apply.

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* 2. What is your CURRENT employing organization? Select all that apply.

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* 3. Are you currently employed full-time in an emergency management role?

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* 4. Please enter the number of people that are employed in your program/department, engaging in Emergency Management or directly-related support roles.

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* 5. What is the size of the population your organization serves?

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* 6. In which State/Province/Region/County do you work?

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* 7. Please indicate the country where you currently work.

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* 8. Please indicate your job title.

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* 9. What is your highest academic degree?

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* 10. Please indicate your gender.

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* 11. What is your current age?

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* 12. How many years have you worked in emergency management?

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* 13. Do you supervise emergency managers?

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* 14. Please indicate your race/ethnicity. Select all that apply.

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* 15. The following tasks pertain to conducting risk management duties. Please indicate how OFTEN you perform each of these tasks.

  Never Sometimes Often Always N/A
Assess risks and benefits of emerging technologies.
Maintain critical infrastructure listings.
Conduct program gap analyses.
Conduct business impact analyses.
Conduct risk assessment(s).
Conduct Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).

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* 16. The following tasks pertain to conducting risk management duties. Please indicate how IMPORTANT it is to perform each of these tasks.

  Not Important Slightly Important Important Very Important N/A
Assess risks and benefits of emerging technologies.
Maintain critical infrastructure listings.
Conduct program gap analyses.
Conduct business impact analyses.
Conduct risk assessment(s).
Conduct Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).

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* 17. The following tasks pertain to managing preparedness programs. Please indicate how OFTEN you perform each of these tasks.

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Manage emergency-based projects (e.g., external projects, internal projects).
Manage continuity programs (e.g., business, government, not-for-profit).
Manage IT disaster recovery programs.
Manage vendors (e.g., equipment suppliers, professional service providers).
Maintain emergency/disaster plans and annexes (e.g., continuity, EOPs, hazard mitigation).
Maintain primary EOC.
Ensure operational readiness of EOC (e.g., forms, people, plans, technology).
Coordinate emergency management activities (e.g., planning with stakeholders).
Conduct research (e.g., field, operational, scientific).
Obtain collaborative agreements (e.g., surrounding communities).
Create emergency checklists.
Design community education initiatives.
Design emergency/disaster plans and annexes (e.g., continuity of operations, EOPs, hazard mitigation).
Manage the emergency drill/exercise lifecycle.
Develop pre-disaster messaging templates.
Perform business continuity planning duties.
Perform emergency planning duties.
Perform IT disaster recovery planning duties.
Perform project planning duties.
Monitor weather conditions.
Promote stakeholder engagement.
Provide emergency management training.
Provide role-specific training (e.g., ICS 100, 200, 300, 400).
Review research outcomes (e.g., geographic, political, scientific, socio-cultural).

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* 18. The following tasks pertain to managing preparedness programs. Please indicate how IMPORTANT it is to perform each of these tasks.

  Not Important Slightly Important Important Very Important N/A
Manage emergency-based projects (e.g., external projects, internal projects).
Manage continuity programs (e.g., business, government, not-for-profit).
Manage IT disaster recovery programs.
Manage vendors (e.g., equipment suppliers, professional service providers).
Maintain emergency/disaster plans and annexes (e.g., continuity, EOPs, hazard mitigation).
Maintain primary EOC.
Ensure operational readiness of EOC (e.g., forms, people, plans, technology).
Coordinate emergency management activities (e.g., planning with stakeholders).
Conduct research (e.g., field, operational, scientific).
Obtain collaborative agreements (e.g., surrounding communities).
Create emergency checklists.
Design community education initiatives.
Design emergency/disaster plans and annexes (e.g., continuity of operations, EOPs, hazard mitigation).
Manage the emergency drill/exercise lifecycle.
Develop pre-disaster messaging templates.
Perform business continuity planning duties.
Perform emergency planning duties.
Perform IT disaster recovery planning duties.
Perform project planning duties.
Monitor weather conditions.
Promote stakeholder engagement.
Provide emergency management training.
Provide role-specific training (e.g., ICS 100, 200, 300, 400).
Review research outcomes (e.g., geographic, political, scientific, socio-cultural).

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* 19. The following tasks pertain to managing mitigation programs. Please indicate how OFTEN you perform each of these tasks.

  Never Sometimes Often Always N/A
Ensure communication system effectiveness and inter-operability.
Implement mitigation protocols.
Advocate for hazard mitigation investments.
Research mitigation controls (e.g., environmental factors, laws).
Prioritize mitigation activities.
Identify mitigation controls.

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* 20. The following tasks pertain to managing mitigation programs. Please indicate how IMPORTANT it is to perform each of these tasks.

  Not Important Slightly Important Important Very Important N/A
Ensure communication system effectiveness and inter-operability.
Implement mitigation protocols.
Advocate for hazard mitigation investments.
Research mitigation controls (e.g., environmental factors, laws).
Prioritize mitigation activities.
Identify mitigation controls.

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* 21. The following tasks pertain to coordinating incident responses. Please indicate how OFTEN you perform each of these tasks.

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Monitor external events.
Monitor on-going operations.
Provide technical guidance during incidents.
Coordinate incident responses.
Communicate with stakeholders.
Prepare situation reports.
Perform incident management duties.
Conduct resource management (e.g., equipment, facilities, personnel).
Respond to incidents.
Conduct incident debriefings (e.g., formal, informal).
Serve as a subject matter expert during an incident.
Monitor potential service line disruptions.
Communicate with emergency response community (e.g., non-profit organizations, private, public).
Manage crisis communications.
Manage emergency response teams.
Coordinate crisis management resources (e.g., crisis counseling, food, potable water, temporary housing).
Lead incident responses (e.g., field operations, tactical responses).
Deploy emergency technology tools.

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* 22. The following tasks pertain to coordinating incident responses. Please indicate how IMPORTANT it is to perform each of these tasks.

  Not Important Slightly Important Important Very Important N/A
Monitor external events.
Monitor on-going operations.
Provide technical guidance during incidents.
Coordinate incident responses.
Communicate with stakeholders.
Prepare situation reports.
Perform incident management duties.
Conduct resource management (e.g., equipment, facilities, personnel).
Respond to incidents.
Conduct incident debriefings (e.g., formal, informal).
Serve as a subject matter expert during an incident.