County of Alameda

Emergency Services Coordinator I (#8720)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Sub/Para Prof (012)
$36.92-$44.11 Hourly / $2,769.00-$3,308.25 BiWeekly /
$5,999.50-$7,167.88 Monthly / $71,994.00-$86,014.50 Yearly

This series specification describes two classifications, Emergency Services Coordinator I and Emergency Services Coordinator II. Both classifications have responsibility for planning, organizing and preparing emergency operations plans with supporting documents for emergency services, and performs related work as required. Under general supervision at the higher level and close supervision at the lower level plans, organizes and prepares emergency operations plans for emergency services and performs related work as required.


The Emergency Services Coordinator I is an entry level classification and the Emergency Services Coordinator II is the experienced journey level classification. These flexibly staffed classes are located in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services. The incumbents of these positions are responsible to the Senior Emergency Services Coordinator for assignments in developing and coordinating the County's emergency management program. Incumbents must be willing to be on call and available on a 24 hour a day basis.

This level requires that the incumbent be able to handle situations of average complexity on the basis of his/her own skills and ability and to resolve unusual situations with the assistance of others.


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. Develops basic emergency plans for Alameda County, coordinated with city, state, and federal governments and members of the Alameda County Operational Area; and ensures that such plans are in compliance with state and federal requirements.

2. Coordinates the preparation of supporting directives to the basic county emergency management plan with management personnel representing County agencies and departments.

3. Advises schools, hospitals, and special districts in the development and maintenance of their respective emergency plans.

4. Researches and provides reference information related to federal and state emergency disaster preparedness management legislation, funding assistance eligibility and emergency services resources.

5. Coordinates volunteer groups and assigned employee groups in the disaster response and preparedness effort.

6. Conducts public presentations and promotes emergency public information program to stimulate interest in disaster preparedness.

7. Prepares correspondence and reports related to inquiries on emergency management, disaster response and preparedness.

8. Prepares staff studies and status reports concerning The Alameda County emergency management program.

9. Provides input for budget preparation, compiles data for federal and state reimbursement claims and project applications.

10. Coordinates the preparation and activation of the County Emergency Operations Center. Provides technical advice and consultation to members of the Emergency Operations Center response team regarding emergency management issues.

11. Develop and coordinate the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center functional exercises. Provide technical expertise and assistance on exercise development to other county and Operational Area agencies.

12. Coordinates interdepartmental training on emergency management topics, ensuring state mandated training requirements are met and documented.

13. Manages programs and projects as assigned which may include elements essential to Emergency Management including: planning, preparedness, communication systems, mapping, computers, software, and other equipment necessary to the Operational Area and the County OES Emergency Operations Center (s).


Either I

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Communications, Public Administration, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, or a related field;


Possession of 78 quarter units or 48 semester units of college level course work from an accredited college or university with completion of courses in Communications, , Public Administration, Homeland Security, or Emergency Management or a related field,



The equivalent of one year of full-time experience dealing with emergency management issues, programs, and policies of local, State or Federal emergency services programs.

(Recognized and qualifying emergency management classes may be substituted for college level coursework on a course-by-course basis.)

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:

• Common forms of local government.
• Principles and practices of emergency management planning and response including techniques for coordinating activities of a variety of organizations.
• Interrelationships, responsibilities, goals and functions of local, state and federal government related to emergency management.
• The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Incident Command Systems (ICS).
• Federal and state policies, and plans for emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation.
• Methods and techniques for emergency management training.
• Principles and practices of budgeting and accounting.
• Principles of government administration, organization and resources.
• General office methods, procedures and elements of supervision.

Ability to:

• Understand and competently utilize technical equipment and programs (including software, mapping systems, communication systems, and display systems) necessary to the operation of the Office of Emergency Services.
• Research, develop and modify elements of comprehensive emergency management preparedness and response plans.
• Recognize, analyze and evaluate potential disaster issues and situations and recommending appropriate solutions.
• Coordinate a coalition of local agencies to provide disaster information and resource management between local government and the State.
• Evaluate data from emergency plans and facilities and recommend appropriate course of action.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with cities, special districts, county agencies, state and federal, community based organizations and other service groups having a role in an emergency.
• Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, plan elements, procedures, correspondence, media information and other written materials.
• Train others in various phases of the emergency management program.
• Effectively organize and motivate volunteers and make appropriate use of their skills and assistance.

JE:nt 10/81
RE:lm Revised: 3/96
Ttsang/jc Revised: 3/97
oldspec: 0821H.doc
TE:jc Revised: 8/00
Newspecs: 8720-8721
CSC Date: 8/30/00
NLB:cs Revised 3/7/16
CSC Date: 8/3/16


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) 
  • 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
  • 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.


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