County of Alameda

Emergency Services Supervisor (#8724)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Non-Sworn Sheriff Dept (029)
$48.05-$60.86 Hourly / $3,844.00-$4,868.80 BiWeekly /
$8,328.67-$10,549.07 Monthly / $99,944.00-$126,588.80 Yearly

Under general direction, this single position class assists the Lieutenant or Captain of the Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in planning organizing and directing the internal and external emergency management and disaster preparedness program for Alameda County and assisting cities within Alameda County with emergency management and disaster preparedness.


The incumbent of this position assists sworn staff members of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in planning, coordinating, and directing the various programs and activities of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and coordinates as the lead agency in the Alameda County Operational Area for information and resources during emergencies. Incumbents must be willing to be on call and available on a 24 hour a day basis.

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 emergency plans for Alameda County and coordinates with city, state, and federal governments to ensure that such plans are in compliance.

2. Maintains the operational efficiency of the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and assists the Operational Area Council.

3. Establishes and maintains positive networking relationships with local, Regional, State and Federal agencies as well as a variety of community, volunteer, educational and other public and private groups.

4. Advises cities, businesses, schools, hospitals, and special districts within Alameda County in the development and maintenance of their respective emergency plans.

5. Represents the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services before state, federal and local regulatory, advisory and governing bodies with respect to emergency preparedness issues.

6. Promotes public presentations and emergency public information programs to stimulate interest in disaster preparedness.

7. Assists in responding to correspondence and reports related to general information inquiries on emergency management, disaster response and preparedness.

8. Compiles data and justifications for state and federal reimbursement claims and project applications.

9. Manages office staff to support activities in preparation for and during activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

10. Develops interdepartmental training on emergency management topics, ensuring State mandated training requirements are met and documented.

11. Keeps informed of new technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief.

12. Advises, briefs, and recommends actions based on situation analysis and assessments in response to major emergencies or disasters to Sheriff, County Administrator or designee, Board of Supervisors member designee, other senior County leadership, and other local and state officials as necessary.

13. Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster exercises and event responses.

14. Supervises subordinate staff.

15. Performs related duties as assigned.




The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the classification of Emergency Services Coordinator II in the Alameda County classified service (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.) (Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Journalism or a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.)



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Journalism, or a related field



The equivalent of three years of full-time management level experience in planning, budgeting and procedures development with an emergency services and disaster preparedness program, which included emergency program management or program planning and/or evaluation review activities.

License: All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Special Requirements:

1. A thorough background investigation will be conducted of all prospective employees to ensure they are suitable for work in a law enforcement environment.
2. Although the Emergency Services Supervisor is generally assigned to work day shifts; extended, weekend, holiday and off-hour shifts during emergency or disaster situations may be required and this position may be called upon with little or no notice.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the 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:

• Emergency services administration, program development and evaluation
• Principles and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation
• Aspects of emergency services administration including appropriate methods, procedures and technical expertise
• Emergency services and communications systems and equipment, and procedures utilized in staffing and coordinating activities within an emergency operations center.
• Exercises, drills and effective training techniques related to disaster response activities.
• State and federal laws and ordinances related to local and regional disaster preparedness, response and recovery
• Technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery
• Principles and practices of public administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, modern information systems applications, and organization development
• The California Incident Command System (ICS), Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the State Response Information Management System (RIMS)
• Computer applications related to the work
• Methods of record keeping and standard report preparation, including basic statistical techniques
• Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation
• Direct and coordinate all levels of personnel and aspects of emergency services administration in an actual emergency or disaster situation
• Use sound, independent judgment within policy and procedural guidelines, including during emergency response situations
• Determine emergency service and disaster preparedness program objectives and priorities to achieve an integrated, focused approach to achieve those objectives
• Formulate and implement policies, plans and procedures for monitoring and reviewing Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services responses in a time of disaster; analyze and evaluate statistical data and reports related to emergency services, and prepare periodic reports required by county, state and federal agencies
• Write and/or coordinate budget requests and claims for reimbursement of funds
• Interpret, apply and explain county policies and state and federal legislation related to emergency services
• Effectively train, develop and motivate staff in regard to emergency services
• Keep informed of new technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief including computer programs associated with the maintenance and update of the emergency response plans
• Communicate effectively
• Use a variety of communication methods to negotiate and gain acceptance, cooperation and agreement of plans, activities and programs
• Assist cities, businesses, schools, hospitals, and special districts within Alameda County in planning and training for operating their Emergency Operations Center, or Department Operations Center

Newspecs: 8724
MMH:cs 10/31/12
CSC Date: 11/28/12
MMH:cs 3/19/13
CSC Date: 4/3/13


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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