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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Emergency Management Specialist

Emergency management specialists’ co-ordinate disaster response and crisis management, through planning, assessment and vulnerability analysis. They are also responsible for education programs and organising training.

Emergency management specialists have to be prepared to work unusual hours during disasters and crisis situations.

Typical work activities

This role involves both a planning and a response aspect; for before, during and after a disaster event affecting the population in an area. Employers include the government and private agencies, including some charities.

Candidates for this job need to be calm and decisive in stressful situations, with excellent planning, communication and teamwork skills.

 

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