The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Non-Supervisory Management Contra Costa County, Office of the Sheriff, Emergency Services Division seeks an individual who enjoys challenges in a fast-pace environment.
The Emergency Planning Coordinator will assist in developing and maintaining countywide emergency preparedness response and recovery programs, coordinating with cities, special districts, non-profit organizations, and state and federal government agencies on issues related to emergency preparedness, community warning systems and public warning protocols.
The incumbent will provide advice, specialized assistance, and coordination of training for county departments, cities, specialized teams, organizations, safety fairs, and the general public on emergency preparedness training; reviewing Federal financial assistance, including grant applications and recovery claims for county departments, and cities; and act as an Emergency Response Unit community liaison.
In the Office of Sheriff, the Emergency Planning Coordinator will serve as the primary contact for the Sheriff's Dispatch 24 hour service unit.
Promotional Opportunities: Emergency Planning Coordinator may flexibly promote, after demonstrated proficiency and the required years of experience have been met, to Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator ($6,31 - $7,670) The ideal candidate will possess the following: Knowledge of emergency management practices and guidelines such as FEMA, SEMS, NIMS, ICS, ESF, and State regulations Ability to manage projects independently Ability to write emergency plans for major disasters and/or emergency preparation Ability to Lead and conduct large-scale exercises and/or trainings Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration Ability to cope with varied and changing priorities Ability to take initiative with complete follow through Effective communication skills both in writing and orally Attention to detail and consistency To read the complete job description, please visit the website, The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for one year, and may be used to fill vacancies in other departments.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Oral Exam: October 23, 2018 Typical Tasks Assists the Emergency Services Manager and Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator in reviewing, planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating emergency planning activities of the Emergency Services Division or the Health Emergency Response Unit.
Assists in the development of emergency preparedness response and recovery programs or public warning response protocols countywide, working with cities, special districts, local industry, business, non-profit organizations, and state and federal government agencies.
Prepares and presents briefings for elected officials and county and city executives.
Provides advice, specialized assistance, and coordination of training for county departments and cities on emergency preparedness training or Community Warning System and public warning protocols.
Prepares and presents emergency preparedness or Community Warning System training to specialized teams and the general public.
Performs review of Federal financial assistance, including grant applications and recovery claims for county departments, cities, and special districts.
Participates in the development of funding applications and progress reports in the Health Emergency Response Unit.
Represents the Emergency Services Division or the Health Emergency Response Unit before local, state, and federal agencies, and advisory and governing bodies to foster cooperation and sharing of resources before, during, and after disasters.
Prepares detailed reports, presentation materials, and other professional documents.
Prepares documents, plans, reports, and correspondence using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and similar computer software.
Acts as the Emergency Services Division or Health Emergency Response Unit community liaison, providing emergency preparedness presentations for organizations and safety fairs.
Works in concert with other Operational Areas regarding special operations that will affect the community at large.
In the Office of the Sheriff, Emergency Services Division, performs Community Warning System performance analysis, needs analysis, and administrative analysis and provides recommendations for system enhancements.
Conduct occasional weekend and evening speaking engagements.
Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in emergency management, public, business, or health administration, public health, human services, administration of justice, communications or a closely related field.
Experience: One (1) year of full time experience (or its equivalent) performing emergency preparedness planning activities.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas.
Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
(Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County Human Resources Department