8604 - Emergency Services Coordinator IV

Recruitment #PEX-8604-106907

Introduction


Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The announcement may close at any time but no sooner than 5:00 PM on October 7, 2020.
All applicants must submit verification (proof) of their qualifying FEMA certifications at the time of filing. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for further instructions.


Appointment Type:

This is a full-time Permanent Exempt (PEX) position excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Department Overview:
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) manages disaster preparation, mitigation, and response; 9-1-1 dispatch, and homeland security grant distribution for the City and County of San Francisco. DEM was created in 2006 by local legislation that reorganized the Emergency Communications Department and the Office of Emergency Services into a single agency. For more information on the Department of Emergency Management, please visit: http://www.sfdem.org/.

Position Description:

DEM is currently hiring one full-time Lead Emergency Planner in classification 8604 Emergency Services Coordinator IV. Under direction, the Emergency Services Coordinator IV plans, administers, and directs the activities of staff engaged in disaster and emergency planning work in the areas of homeland security and emergency services citywide and performs difficult and complex professional and technical disaster and emergency planning work.

 

Additional functions of the Lead Emergency Planner position include, but are not limited to:

· Supervises, trains, assigns, and evaluates the activities of staff by developing work plans

· Establishes performance goals and objectives; monitors and reviews work in progress

· Develops and implements disaster and emergency planning procedures, recommends disaster and emergency planning policies, provides information on and interpretation of policies and procedures, and acts as technical advisor on studies and problems relating to emergency and disaster planning

· Performs and manages disaster and emergency planning work in the areas of homeland security and emergency services citywide by developing and coordinating the creation and implementation of emergency and disaster plans, policies and procedures for individual departments

· Performs and manages disaster and emergency training and exercise program citywide by developing and coordinating the creation and implementation of emergency and disaster exercise plans, policies and procedures for individual departments

· Responds to local disasters and emergencies

· Administers, coordinates, and presents Emergency Operations Center training for City employees and emergency responders

· Represents the department in public meetings with City Department Heads, community partners, agency representatives, and elected officials to provide information on planning policies and procedures and explain departmental decisions

· Collaborates with and provides information and advice to governmental representatives, public safety agencies, community groups, organizations, and the public regarding emergency planning

· Prepares difficult and complex technical records, plans, and planning reports

· Analyzes and interprets emergency planning data and prepares recommendations by assessing, analyzing, and implementing opportunities for improvement, negotiating and resolving difficult and complex issues and problems

· Coordinates services at large events to ensure efficient and effective management of the City's response at planned events.

Working Conditions: Standard hours are 8am-5pm with the need for flexibility during emergencies such as the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Emergency Services Coordinator IV’s will work in the City’s Emergency Operations Center and be required to carry a pager and serve as the on-call Duty Officer on a rotational basis. The Lead Emergency Planner may be required to work during non-business hours such as nights, holidays, and/or weekends.

Definition

Under direction, plans, administers and directs the activities of a staff engaged in disaster and emergency planning work in the areas of homeland security and emergency services citywide and performs difficult and complex professional and technical disaster, exercise development, and emergency planning work. 

Responsible for coordination, development and promotion of emergency service operations, plans, exercises and processes within a comprehensive emergency management program and responding to local disasters and emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills, and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification:

1a. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND six (6) years of experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or a closely related field which must have included two (2) years in a lead, supervisory, or project management role; OR

1b. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field AND four (4) years of experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or a closely related field which must have included two (2) years in a lead, supervisory, or project management role; OR

1c. Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field AND three (3) years of experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or a closely related field which must have included two (2) years in a lead, supervisory, or project management role. AND

2. Completion of United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS 100.b or ICS 100, IS 200.b or ICS 200, and IS 700/800. AND

3. Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license (a valid California driver's license is required at the time of appointment).

Substitution:
Additional experience in emergency/disaster planning and management as described above may substitute for the required degree on a year- for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year.

Note: One year of experience is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

· Experience supervising, leading or managing an emergency management project or program. Experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or closely related field for a large public jurisdiction.

· Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers.

· Completion of United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS 235.c Emergency Planning and IS 230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management.

· Familiarity with FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG-101), and an understanding of the fundamentals of risk-informed planning for a variety of hazards, security, and emergency functions.

· Experience conducting community-based planning that engages the whole community and solidifying relationships with emergency responders, stakeholders, and the public.

· Experience developing and maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal, and/or Local Government Emergency Plans, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines.

· Experience determining how to assess the types of threats & hazards the local area is at risk experiencing.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

 

 

 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

· Select the desired job announcement

· Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

· Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”

· Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the office may not currently be open to the public.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification, or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exams analyst, Tony Won, by email at tony.won@sfgov.org or telephone at (415) 558-3833 (please note that email is preferred as some staff are currently working remotely).

Verification: Applicants are required to submit verification of FEMA courses with their application; you must submit/attach to your application certificates of completion for the United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS 100.b or ICS 100, IS 200.b or ICS 200, and IS 700/800. Please contact the exam analyst regarding any difficulty attaching the certificates. Applicants may be required to submit additional verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, hours worked, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date. Information regarding copies of applicant documents can be found at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#copies.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. Information regarding Right to Work can be found at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#identification

Additional Information:
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures may be found online at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Recruitment Type: PEX
Issued: 09/23/2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 106907
DEM / TW / (415) 558-3833

 

 

 

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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