EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR
County of Riverside - Riverside, CA

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This is a Temporary Assignment for an Emergency Services Coordinator.

TAP RATE for this classification is $23.26 Hourly ($23.256)
NOTE: TAP employees are paid approximately 5.5% less than the comparable county classification and must meet all of the requirements for the position in which they are placed. This is a full-time, temporary, non-benefited/at-will position.
Seeking Public Health Professional with diverse experience in emergency preparedness, planning, training, and excellent writing skills!

Riverside County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch (PHEPR)
is a comprehensive network of public health professionals functioning to strengthen public health infrastructure in preparation for any natural or human made disaster. Our mission is to prepare the County and its health care system to respond to acts of terrorism and other public health emergencies through a collaborative public health response.

Under general supervision, plans, develops, and coordinates multi-hazard emergency response and recovery activities in support of the Emergency Services Division of the County Fire Department; performs other related duties as required.

Incumbents of this class may be assigned a variety of functions related to emergency services planning, development, resource identification, interagency response coordination, incident assessment, and public education. This class is distinguished from that of Emergency Services Program Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory level of the series.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates response to multi-hazard emergency or disaster conditions involving earthquakes, major fire/wildfires, hazardous materials, nuclear incidents, imminent/actual flooding, imminent/actual dam failures, nuclear power plant incidents, and transportation networks.
  • Develops and maintains program elements of the County's Multi-Hazard Functional Plan in accordance with federal and state requirements; reviews and evaluates local, state, and federal laws and regulations as they relate to disaster and emergency response program elements.
  • Researches, analyzes, and develops emergency preparedness procedures and resources for all County unincorporated areas and for individual cities on a contract basis.
  • Coordinates with and assists cities in developing emergency response plans; confers with various public and private agencies and officials in identifying human and material resource needs and in formulating plans for resource mobilization during an emergency; participates in the management and support of designated Emergency Service Committees.
  • Plans, maintains, and coordinates activation of Emergency Operations Center facilities and equipment; conducts tests of telecommunications, radiological, and other emergency operations equipment.
  • Designs and conducts emergency management exercises; provides instruction and guidance to exercise and event participants; evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of exercise and event responses.
  • Compiles documentation used for preparation of detailed reports and applications to state and federal emergency management agencies for reimbursement and financial assistance needed to recover from declared disasters; coordinates and provides support to fire and hazardous materials response teams.
  • Receives training in specialized technical fields; develops and conducts in-service programs for emergency response personnel and presents public education demonstrations in areas of expertise and/or certification; compiles or prepares instructional materials training and public education.
  • May coordinate fixed asset design, purchase, and installation; may maintain division budget and inventory control.
RECRUITING GUIDELINES:
Knowledge of: The principles of planning, developing, and coordinating emergency management services; the techniques of emergency response and recovery; interrelationships, responsibilities, goals, and functions of local, state, and federal government in planning and implementing emergency services; emergency communications and computer systems and applications; techniques of training and public speaking; public relations.

Ability to: Anticipate, analyze, and evaluate potential disaster problems; understand and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and directives governing disaster/emergency preparedness; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals; elicit the cooperation and support of County and city personnel, and volunteers; prepare comprehensive reports and plans involving detail and coordination; communicate effectively in verbal and written form.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from a recognized college, preferably with major coursework or completion of a certificate program in Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Communications, Urban Studies, or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a basis of one year of experience for 60 semester or 90 quarter units.)

Experience: One year experience in at least one phase of the four phases of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparation, Response and/or Recovery;

1. Mitigation Phase: Experience in the development and or implementation of a project, plan, or program that reduced the probability or limited the effects of a State of Emergency or Natural Disaster.

2. Preparation Phase: Experience in either the development of Emergency Operation's Plans; Training programs utilizing the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) approved course curriculum as mandated by state law; or the design of disaster exercises and guide exercise participants during an exercise.

3. Response Phase: Experience in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) coordination responsibilities in the assistance of departments and or agencies tasked with field operations.

4. Recovery Phase: Experience in the following tasks necessary to recover from a State of Emergency or Natural Disaster: 1) conducting a detailed damage assessment; 2) Preparing and submitting Damage Survey Reports in accordance with the rules and policies of FEMA and OES; or 3) Coordinating the recovery efforts of a business through either business recovery plans or Small Business Administration applicant processes.

Training from a recognized state or Federal Emergency Management Agency training program may substitute for the required experience on the basis of 30 hours of training equaling one month of experience.

OR

Either three years of experience as a Public Safety Communications Officer II with the County of Riverside, or as a dispatcher for a fire department or law enforcement agency.

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