Placer County

Emergency Services Specialist I (#11731)

$25.49-$31.83 Hourly / $4,418.27-$5,517.20 Monthly / $53,019.20-$66,206.40 Yearly

Emergency Services Specialist II (#11732)

$28.10-$35.09 Hourly / $4,870.67-$6,082.27 Monthly / $58,448.00-$72,987.20 Yearly


DEFINITION

To prepare and maintain emergency plans and procedures for use during a County-wide emergency; and to assist in coordinating activities of all emergency service organizations during actual emergencies and disasters.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Emergency Services Specialist I
This is the entry-level class in the Emergency Services Specialist series.  This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independent direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
 
Emergency Services Specialist II
This is the journey level class within the Emergency Services series.  This class is distinguished from the Emergency Services Specialist I by the assignment of the full range of duties.   Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work units.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.
 
The Senior Emergency Services Specialist class is distinguished from the Emergency Services Specialist I/II class by performing the more difficult and complex duties and/or special projects and may exercise direct supervision over technical and clerical staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from the Emergency Services Program Manager and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Emergency Services Specialist or the Emergency Services Coordinator.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advise and assist various groups, including County staff, special districts, cities and industry in reviewing and/or developing emergency preparedness plans.
  • Analyze emergency response plans of emergency services organizations and make recommendations.
  • Assist in the coordination of emergency efforts by cities and state, federal agencies and other public jurisdictions, private entities and volunteer organizations during emergencies.
  • Assist with planning and conducting simulated emergency exercises; and assist with developing and presenting emergency services training to public employees.
  • Assist in the development and oversee various Countywide emergency response programs, including the emergency shelter program.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate files and records, including inventory of emergency supplies and equipment; prepare correspondence and reports. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Emergency Services Specialist I

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
One  year of responsible emergency services or disaster planning experience.

Training:
Equivalent to completion of 60 units of college level coursework, with emphasis in business or public administration.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Emergency Services Specialist II

Experience:
 Two years of responsible emergency services or disaster planning experience.
 
Training: Equivalent to completion of 60 units of college level coursework, with emphasis in business or public administration.
 
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Emergency Services Specialist I

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of emergency management to include the Emergency Services Act (Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Learn the policies and procedures pertaining to emergency management to include the incident command system and First Responder Operations.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Learn the purposes and relationships of local, state and federal governments as related to Emergency Management and disaster planning activities.
  • Learn organizational structure and service delivery systems of county government, especially related to Placer County.
  • Learn countywide policies and procedures and general practices of County Departments.

Ability to

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist to observe emergency conditions or conduct training; Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.  Work in varied field conditions during varying types of weather.
  • Coordinate the activities of various groups in responding to emergencies and disasters.
  • Prepare and conduct training exercises related to emergency practices.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Obtain information through interview; manage multiple projects; and deal firmly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action.
  • Work unusual or prolonged hours during emergencies or disasters and during training programs or preparedness exercises.
  • Use office equipment and technology.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Emergency Services Specialist II

In addition to the qualifications for Emergency Services Specialist I:

Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and practices of emergency management to include the Emergency Services Act, Chapter 7 of Division of Title 2 of the Government Code and the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
  • Organizational structure and service delivery systems of county government, especially as related to Placer County.
  • Countywide policies and procedures and general practices of County departments.
  • Purposes and relationships of local, state and federal governments as related to Emergency Management and disaster planning activities.
  • Policies and procedures pertaining to emergency management to include the incident command system and First Responder Operations.

CLASS: 11731; EST: 9/1/1999; REV: 8/1/2006;
CLASS: 11732; EST: 9/1/1999; REV: 8/1/2006;