County of Alameda

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager, GSA (#0191)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$47.83-$58.12 Hourly / $3,826.40-$4,649.60 BiWeekly /
$8,290.53-$10,074.13 Monthly / $99,486.40-$120,889.60 Yearly


Under general supervision, develops, implements, manages, coordinates, and evaluates the Safety and Emergency Preparedness programs for the Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA); develops related policies and procedures; monitors and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, codes, policies and regulations pertaining to safety and emergency preparedness; ensures the safety of employees and county-owned facilities; manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Logistics Section, Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Local Hazardous Mitigation Plan Updates, Emergency Operations, and GSA Safety Program; and performs other related duties as required.


This is a single-position classification located in the GSA that reports to the Chief Deputy of Operations, Chief Deputy of Administration, or designee. This position is responsible for ensuring that the safety, preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery responsibilities of the GSA are met and provides supervision and consultation to staff responsible for or engaged in safety and emergency preparedness activities. Furthermore, this position is responsible for ensuring agency-wide training and compliance with EOC Logistics and countywide training and compliance with COOP, Hazardous Mitigation Plan, Emergency Operations, and GSA Safety Programs.  

This classification is distinguished from the Emergency Services Supervisor in that the latter has overall responsibility for countywide emergency management and disaster preparedness, while the former is responsible for the emergency preparedness activities of the GSA as well as the safety of individuals and facilities countywide. This classification is further distinguished from the Safety Officer located in the Public Works Agency in that the latter’s scope of responsibility pertains solely to safety and accident prevention in the Public Works Agency, while the former facilitates employee and building safety on a countywide level.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Plans, coordinates, and manages the Agency’s Safety and Emergency Preparedness programs, manages the EOC Logistics Section, COOP, Local Hazardous Mitigation Plan Updates, Emergency Operations, and GSA Safety programs.
  2. Develops policies, procedures, manuals, and plans related to Safety and Emergency Preparedness programs and ensures the safety of employees and county-owned facilities. 
  3. Coordinates safety and disaster preparedness training (e.g., logistics exercises, CPR, hazardous materials training).
  4. Monitors compliance with emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., fires, earthquakes, floods), wartime, or technological (e.g., aviation disasters, hazardous materials handling/spills) incidents, disasters, hostage situations, work-stoppage, and other emergency management related issues and ensures the execution of GSA’s logistics role in the County’s Emergency Operations Plan.
  5. Plans, organizes, and directs the internal and external safety programs for Alameda County employees and county-owned facilities.  
  6. Serves as the point of contact for the Logistics Section in emergency and/or disaster response.
  7. Ensures compliance with federal and with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA) safety laws, codes, and regulations.
  8. Updates and maintains the Emergency Operations Plan.
  9. Performs safety inspections and investigations; reports hazardous working conditions and unsafe practices; and provides recommendations to correct unsafe conditions. 
  10. Participates in countywide safety and emergency preparedness exercises. 
  11. Prioritizes, plans, assigns, directs, monitors, and evaluates the work of assigned staff. 
  12. Manages contracts related to emergency preparedness and safety services. 
  13. Coordinates and maintains a system and process to ensure Agency compliance with Safety Data Sheets. 
  14. Coordinates roles and responses during an emergency activation. 
  15. Makes presentations and facilitates training related to safety and emergency preparedness.
  16. Participates in departmental, countywide, and/or state planning processes; serves on a variety of committees and task forces.
  17. Prepares a variety of written materials and reports.



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in emergency management, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public administration, health, social science, business, or a related field. 


The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time, professional-level experience performing safety and/or emergency preparedness planning, development, coordination and maintenance, program administration/evaluation, and implementation. 


  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. 
  • Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate. 
Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to use a respirator.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. 
  • Completion of IS-100, 200, 700, & 800 within 12 months of appointment. 
  • Within 18 months of appointment, complete/possess one of the following:
    • (1) an Emergency Management Certificate Program offered by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) or from an equivalent recognized organization, or
    • (2) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) issued by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), or from an equivalent recognized organization. 
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • Safety and emergency services administration, program development and evaluation.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of occupational safety audits, risk assessment, and hierarchy of controls. 
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Emergency services administration, program development, and evaluation. 
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to emergency preparedness and safety. 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System, the Incident Command System, and the State Emergency Management System.
  • Interrelationships, responsibilities, goals, and functions of local, state, and federal government related to emergency preparedness, management, and mutual aid. 
  • Principles and techniques of training, education, and public speaking.
  • Organizational, administrative, and management principles and practices and supervisory techniques necessary to plan, organize, direct, manage, and evaluate staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery, and response operation. 
  • Governmental organization and public agency administration. 
  • Public relations and marketing strategies. 
  • Technology trends and techniques in the areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, relief, and recovery.
  • Strategies for major disaster and/or emergency preparation and planning. 
  • Information dissemination techniques and methods. 
Ability to:

  • Understand and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and directives governing disaster/emergency preparedness. 
  • Interpret and enforce administrative/operational policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Anticipate, analyze, and evaluate potential safety and disaster problems.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines. 
  • Evaluate alternative courses of action and make decisions under pressure during disaster and emergency situations. 
  • Remain calm during crisis situations.
  • Be flexible and manage change. 
  • Effectively manage, train, develop, and motivate staff.
  • Coordinate functions and activities between departments and outside agencies.
  • Promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with staff, managers, government, public, and private agencies.
  • Lead and coordinate people and resources. 
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Make clear and effective presentations.
  • Use various computer systems and applications.


LC:jf  3/26/18

New spec:  0191

CSC Date: 7/18/18

DRH:sa Revised/Retitled 07/22/2022

Old Title: Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager, General Services Agency

CSC Date: 10/05/2022

DR:saa Revised 10/30/2023

CSC Date:01/24/24


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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