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$57.15-$76.57 hourly / $9,906.00-$13,272.00 monthly / $118,872.00-$159,265.60 yearly


Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the operation of the Office of Emergency Services; coordinates County emergency and disaster related efforts in planning, response, recovery and mitigation issues; on behalf of the County Administrative Officer, provides strategic and operational oversight to county agencies involved in emergency or disaster matters; and does other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is responsible for administering the Office of Emergency Services which includes designation as the County's official Emergency Services Coordinator. The duties and responsibilities of the position require a high degree of administrative skill to maximize emergency response capabilities, and to coordinate activities of the Office of Emergency Services with other County departments and other jurisdictions. This position receives direction from the County Administrative Officer who serves as the Director of Emergency Services for the County or their designee. This position is required to be on call and subject to extended work hours.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the programs and activities of the Office of Emergency Services through subordinate staff; plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans to mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies; conducts tests and exercises to determine adequacy of disaster preparations; develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center; develops short and long range goals for programs and activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations and implements improvements in department services; reviews program funding needs and directs and participates in the formulation, preparation and presentation of departmental budgets; oversees development and maintenance of departmental records; consults and coordinates with other departments, other agencies and user groups concerning coordinated planning of emergency response, recovery and mitigation programs; serves on ongoing advisory bodies including the Disaster Council, Operational Area Council, County Fire Department Advisory Commission and serves as liaison to the 911 communication Joint Powers Agency; selects, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Supervisors and other state or federal bodies to present recommendations, plans, projects, objectives, goals and timetables; prepares reports concerning projects, services, contracts and operation for the County Administrative Office, other agencies and the Board of Supervisors; evaluates legislation affecting departmental operations; encourages the training and professional development of top County personnel involved in emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.


Employment Standards


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of effective organizational management;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government organization and operation;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of personnel management;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate complex and varied programs;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Federal and State laws, policies, programs and plans for emergency and disaster management;
  • Working knowledge of governmental financing and budgeting as they affect an operating department;

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct, coordinate and administer the work of staff engaged in diverse technical and administrative programs and activities;
  • Formulate and implement County-wide emergency plans;
  • Analyze emergency situations accurately and implement an effective course of action;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, public officials, other departments and government agencies, boards, commissions and other interested parties;
  • Interpret and evaluate departmental policies, programs and practices, define problem areas, plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement policy decisions;
  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgments in solving difficult administrative, technical and personnel problems;
  • Develop and implement short and long range departmental goals and objectives;
  • Prepare and present clear, concise and logical oral and written reports;
  • Coordinate departmental activities with other departments and agencies;
  • Coordinate implementation of County emergency and disaster management goals among County departments.

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

Four years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience, including at least one year of experience in developing and implementing County-wide emergency and disaster plans.


Two years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience which includes at least one year of experience in developing and implementing County-wide emergency and disaster plans and possession of a Certificate as an Emergency Manager from an accredited institution.


  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License during course of employment.
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the positions essential functions as summarized in the typical tasks.


Bargaining Unit: 08
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 77
Workers Comp Code: 0285

CLASS: UU9; EST: 7/1/2001; REV: 11/1/2001;