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Senior Emergency Planner

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San Joaquin County Stockton , CA 95201

Posted 3 months ago

This examination is being given to fillonevacancy in the Emergency Services Division of the General Services Department and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.
A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
The Senior Emergency Planner assists in the planning, development and implementation of plans and operations for local emergency service activities, andthe coordination of emergency services with local agencies.This position is responsible for the supervision and training of Emergency Planners and other staff, anddeveloping, writing and maintaining emergency response plans by utilizing local, state and federal regulatory guidelines and requirements.
Please note:
Incumbents in this position may work outside of normal working hours including weekends and holidays.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail.
The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal.
Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates.
If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
TYPICAL DUTIES Develops, writes and maintains emergency response plans, manuals and standard operating procedures by utilizing local, state and federal regulatory guidelines and requirements to ensure plans are integrated with emergency response plans of other agencies.
Coordinates plans and conducts emergency preparedness and response training, periodic disaster drills and exercises for applicable county departments, other government agencies, community agencies involved in emergency preparedness and response, as well as the general public.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates Emergency Planners and other staff; assesses workloads and establishes priorities; schedules, assigns and reviews the work of lower level department employees; assures timely completion of the work.
Coordinates staffing, equipment, and supplies for the Emergency Operations Center and mobile command units, and other pre-designated emergency facilities.
Identifies training needs of local government jurisdictions and county personnel in emergency procedures.
Develops, coordinates, maintains records, and conducts training on emergency plans and procedures, Emergency Operations Center, Incident Command, and state or federal response training.
Updates and maintains contact information and resource listings for individuals, equipment, and supplies needed for emergency operations in San Joaquin County.
Assists in the development and writing of grant proposals; performs ongoing management of assigned grants; monitors grants for compliance with grant language and applicable local, state, and federal guidelines.
Prepares a variety of reports including event reports, damage assessment, and reimbursement claims for state and federal agencies.
May act in the absence of management for matters within the scope of public emergency preparedness plans, including representing the department before local, state and federal regulatory, advisory and governing bodies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four- year college or university with a major in public or business administration, public health or health-related field, the social sciences or related field.
Experience : Two years of experience performing emergency preparedness planning activities or emergency response, including writing of plans, procedures, protocols, guidelines and exercise-related training.
Substitution : Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to two years.
License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE Principles of emergency response programs and planning; principles and practices of government operations, including organizational planning and analysis; principles and practices of government operations, including organizational planning and analysis; principles of community organization; organization and function of state and federal emergency response agencies; principles of effective oral and written communication; basic principles of supervision and training techniques; personal computer systems and general office computer software.
ABILITY Lead, direct, and train staff; apply principles, methods and techniques of public administration, management analysis, and statistics to the gathering, organizing, and analysis of data; coordinate emergency preparedness plans with other government and community agencies; interpret laws and regulations; make decisions under pressure; interpret laws and regulations; conduct risk assessments; work accurately and effectively under pressure; meet physical requirements; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work with computers.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility - frequent computer operation; sitting for long periods, walking, and driving; occasional standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, crawling, pushing/pulling, and bending or squatting; Lifting-frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements - constant overall vision, depth and color perception, ability to read and do close-up work, and frequent hand/eye coordination, field of vision and peripheral vision; Dexterity - constant holding, reaching, and grasping; frequent repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking - constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio, hearing faint sounds, talking in person, and talking on the telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological - occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; working alone and travel, working from heights; frequent public contact, and decision-making and problem solving; Special Requirements - may occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions - occasionally exposed to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation, indoor heat and cold; frequently exposed to various weather conditions.
BENEFITS Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented bySEIU Local 1021 . Health Insurance : San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.
Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium.
Dependent coverage is also available.
Dental Insurance : The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.
There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.
Vision Insurance : The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.
For more detailed information on the County's benefits program, visit our website at under Human Resources/Employee Benefits.
Life Insurance : The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000 10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000 Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.
125 Flexible Benefits Plan : This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). Retirement Plan : Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.
Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association (SJCERA) at for more information.
NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.
Deferred Compensation :The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code.
You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.
Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000.
The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.
Vacation : Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.
Holidays : Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.
Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals,use, and cashability of accrued time.
Sick Leave : 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.
Sick leave incentive : An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.
The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.
Bereavement Leave : 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.
Merit Salary Increase : New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.
After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
Job Sharing : Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.
Educational Reimbursement Program : Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.
Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.
Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton: The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.
School Activities : Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children's school activities.
Selection Procedures Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process: Written Exam : The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.
If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Oral Exam : The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate's education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.
The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.
A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate's score and rank for placement on the eligible list.
Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.
If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.
Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate's application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience.
Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.
Testing Accommodation:
Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at prior to the examination date.
Veteran's Points : Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran's points in initial appointment to County service.
Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points.
Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration.
Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.
Acceptable wartime service dates:
September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946 June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955 August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification.
Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.
Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.
Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews.
If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred.
This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews.
This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Physical Exam:
Some classifications require physical examinations.
Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.
The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:
Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.
Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.
The County pays for the initial drug screen.
Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when; They are related to the Appointing Authority or The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.
Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S.
citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY Apply Online:
By mail or in person: San Joaquin County Human Resources 44 N.
San Joaquin Street Suite 330 Stockton, CA 95202 Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: Job Line: For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at . When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m.
or postmarked by the final filing date.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.
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Senior Emergency Planner

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San Joaquin County