County of Calaveras



County of Calaveras
Posted on April 30, 2019

County of Calaveras
Range # 471 (Exempt)

Serving at the will of the County Administrative Officer and under administrative direction,
implements, maintains and manages the County’s emergency services programs and staff
assigned to achieve the departmental missions; coordinates County emergency and disaster
related efforts in budgeting, planning, response, recovery and hazard mitigation issues and
preparedness activities; coordinates mutual aid services other than fire and law enforcement;
provides strategic and operational oversight to County agencies involved in emergency or
disaster matters; prepares press releases and communicates the programs strategy to diverse
groups; seeks grants to enhance and promote emergency preparedness and disaster recovery;
assures compliance of all activities with County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and
County policies and procedures; and performs other related duties as required.

This single incumbent classification reports to the County Administrative Officer or designee
and requires a high degree of administrative and communication skills to maximize emergency
response capabilities, and to manage and coordinate overall administrative and program
responsibility for the County’s Emergency Services Program. The incumbent is responsible for
the operation of a countywide emergency preparedness program, including management of
the County’s emergency services/disaster planning functions and program effectiveness;
establishment of countywide emergency services policies and coordination of the involvement
of a variety of County departments, and other jurisdictions and agencies. The incumbent is
responsible for providing complex administrative support to the County Administrative Officer,
Board of Supervisors and other policy making bodies of elected and appointed officials, as well
as representatives of the non-profit and private sectors. This position is required to be on-call
and subjected to extended work hours as needed.

 Serves as the lead County official in emergency management/disaster preparedness;
may serve as lead official for other jurisdictions as authorized by the County
Administrative Officer and/or Board of Supervisors.
 Oversees and administers all aspects of emergency/disaster preparedness, response,
and recovery, which may include implementation of applicable portions of the
emergency plan during disasters and emergency powers in the event of a local
 Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates policies, plans and procedures for
monitoring and evaluating emergency services capabilities during emergencies and

 Plans, implements, coordinates and directs countywide emergency services programs
including, resource management, operational readiness, response, rescue, and
evacuation plans;
 Determines emergency management objectives and priorities consistent with
established goals;
 Develops strategic vision, policies, plans and procedures to achieve identified objectives
and priorities.
 Develops performance measures that support County initiatives and strategic goals for
emergency management. Ensures planning incorporates whole community concepts
and community resiliency principles;
 Evaluates applicable State and Federal legislation affecting departmental operations and
functions; develops and/or implements recommendations to policies, plans and/or
system changes to ensure adherence to ordinances, regulations and rules
 Coordinates and promotes emergency planning, resiliency building with affected County
departments, city, special districts, non-profit organizations, as well as business and
private organizations
 Directs and coordinates preparation of a variety of contingency plans, in response to
identification of hazards including radiological safety, transportation accidents,
hazardous materials related incidents, earthquakes, fires, floods, civil defense, and other
 Prepares, manages and monitors the Emergency Services annual budget and
 Reviews program funding needs; obtains Federal emergency management funds, and
directs the programs participation in other State and Federal revenue programs.
 Oversees the preparation and administration of grand funding;
 Conducts, facilitates and attends informational seminars, conference, exercises,
presentations and public and professional meetings regarding governmental policies
and procedures related to emergency management;
 Oversees a public education program for schools, community groups, and the general
 Performs other related duties as assigned by the County Administrative Officer.

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and methods related to emergency management and related programs;
principles and practices of emergency services administration, program development and
evaluation; emergency response and disaster preparedness systems including, but not limited
to, national Incident Management Systems (NIMS), State Emergency Management System
(SEMS) and related systems; Federal, State and local laws, policies, programs and plans for
emergency and disaster management; background and objectives of Federal, State, regional
and local emergency services programs and systems; topography and geography used in
determining, evaluating, and planning responses to hazards and disasters; technology and
trends in areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery;
methods for improving the whole community resiliency model; statistical and analytical
techniques applicable to disaster and recovery analysis; techniques employed in public
presentations, group dynamics; negotiation techniques and consensus building techniques;
applicable statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations; County policies and procedures;
principles, practices, and trends in public administration, leadership, management and strategic
planning; principles and practices of governmental budgeting, contract management, and grant
programs and fiscal planning.

Skill and Ability to:
Direct an operational area program involving a variety of County departments and staff,
member agencies, volunteer groups, businesses and community service organizations;
formulate and implement countywide emergency plans; evaluate, develop and implement
technological changes to improve systems and programs; analyze the potential for disasters
and oversee development of comprehensive plans for mitigation, response, and recovery and
rescue; analyze emergency situations accurately and implement an effective course of action;
interpret and evaluate departmental policies, programs and practices; define problem areas;
plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement policy decisions; collect, analyze and evaluate
complex data and problems, select alternatives, identify consequences, and develop sound
recommendations; prepare comprehensive reports and implement plans and policies;
understand, interpret, explain and apply pertinent laws, rules, regulations and ordinances;
exercise independent judgment and initiative in solving difficult administrative, technical and
personnel problems or issues; work well under pressure with changing issues and emergency
conditions and status; recognize and respond appropriately to problems of a sensitive or
political nature; coordinate resources and activities of others; communicate effectively orally
and in writing, including skill to prepare administrative, technical and statistical reports and
comprehensive emergency response plans; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with all those contacted during the course of work.

Training, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a relevant technical or
disaster planning degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is
Four (4) years’ responsible professional level experience in administration and policy and
procedure development, purchasing, budget development, research and program analysis in
the area of emergency management, or closely related field.
Possession of a California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Emergency Management
Specialist Certificate or International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified
Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associated Emergency Manager (AEM) is highly desired.
Completion of Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) Professional Development
Series must be obtained within one (1) year of appointment.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment and attend
off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long
periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to
manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.);
vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to
communicate in person and by telephone.

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.
Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to
perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have
specific job-related knowledge and skills.


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