Task one- Introduction Of Emergency Management
Emergency managers focus on preparation for potential emergencies, disasters, and catastrophic events and coordinating the responses to those events. Emergency managers are the experts in the field of emergency management, and as experts, they are often called upon to provided information and advice to policy makers such as city managers, city councils, police chiefs and their staffs, fire chiefs and their staffs, and private-sector stakeholders.
You are an emergency manager in a medium-sized city, and you have been asked by your city manager to provide the city council with some important information that will better facilitate its decision making on seeking and accepting state and federal grants, many of which have matching funds. However, many members of the city council are very concerned about the possible loss of local control that they believe may result if the city accepts outside funding.
- Your assignment is to create an informational memorandum of 650–900 words (not counting your cover page and bibliography) for your city council that outlines how federal, state, and local first responders coordinate their efforts when responding to disasters.
- Who holds the most authority and responsibility in emergency management? Why?
- What is the primary purpose of the state and federal levels with regard to emergency management response? Explain.
- What is the role of DHS with regard to emergency management response? Explain.
- What is the role of FEMA with regard to emergency management response? Explain.
- Provide and describe 2–3 examples of federal, state, local, and private integration efforts, and explain why they were successful in their emergency response.
- You should use APA citation style and ensure that you include a reference list.
Task Two- HR and Administrative issues
In this assignment, students should choose a significant issue or question related to HR and administrative issues in homeland security or emergency management as the topic of the research paper. The issue or question must be one that is important to policy makers, government leaders, emergency managers, or private-sector executives involved in homeland security or emergency management. Furthermore, the issue or question must be one that is integral and salient to the homeland security or emergency management community. Finally, the issue or question must be one that, if resolved, will increase the security of the United States and its citizens, help in the war against terrorism, or contribute to the concepts and operations intended to mitigate incidents or crises.
- The research paper should reflect high-quality research and reasoning in addressing each of the following listed components of the paper. There is no need to organize the paper with these items as subheadings, however; instead, integrate these throughout the product:
- The situational, organizational, and environmental context of the issue or question.
- The challenges or problems inherently associated with the issue or question.
- The student’s examination, evaluation, and analysis of the issue or question.
- Leadership or management decisions and actions required by policy makers, governmental leaders, emergency managers, or private-sector executives to deal with the issue or question.
- Expected outcomes for an enhanced level of homeland security and emergency management if the issue or question is resolved.
- This paper must be both comprehensive and concise and must be geared toward informing policy makers, governmental leaders, emergency managers, or private-sector executives. Avoid the passive voice wherever possible.
- The research paper should contain the student’s own perspective and analysis, backed up by evidence, data, and support to bolster the views, conclusions, and recommendations of the student. The phrase “in my opinion” must not be used anywhere in the paper. The student’s personal analysis should be made up of the material that is gathered as well as others’ arguments and perspectives properly cited.
- Organize the research paper with appropriate section titles. Such titles are the student’s to design and determine, and they should be relevant to the topic’s natural or constructed subdivisions.
- Include evidence, data, and support (and thus references) to relevant scholarly or academic literature, especially published journals and books. Include a minimum of 6 different references to scholarly or academic literature outside course readings. (In cases where this is difficult, practical versus academic materials may potentially be substituted. Consult the course instructor before making this determination.) The following are possible academic sources:
- Published scholarly or academic literature (journals and books)
- Studies, reports, commissions, testimony, and task forces
- Official source documents
- Professional experience (not counted toward minimum of 6 sources)
- Interviews with credible persons (original or previously conducted by others; properly cited in bibliography)
- Surveys (original or published)
- Include a reference page including materials actually employed in the paper, which should reflect a wide range of different types of sources.
- All sources must be referenced using APA style.
- Carefully proofread and edit the paper before submitting it.
Example topic areas may include the following:
- Leadership methods, theories, and requirements in HSEM
- Incorporating sound diversity practices in hiring and managing HSEM positions
- HR management responsibilities and legal compliance for HSEM agencies
- Addressing budgetary issues in HSEM (e.g., identifying positional funding priorities against vulnerabilities)