Regional Disaster Medical Health Specialist (#RH0221)
$35.17-$42.75 Hourly / $6,095.54-$7,409.17 Monthly / $73,146.54-$88,910.08 Yearly


Under direction, facilitates coordination between various local, regional, and state agencies that provide emergency medical and disaster services to Region IV Multi-Casualty Incident Plan and Medical Health Mutual Aid system; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3, of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this single position class is responsible for performing a variety of specialized assignments related to the Region IV Multi-Casualty Incident Plan and Medical-Health Mutual Aid system. Direction is received from the Emergency Medical Services Administrator.


  • Coordinates, develops and implements regional disaster medical-health related response, operations and recovery plans for Region IV; updates and revises plans necessary to meet changes in laws and regulations. Prepares and conducts exercises to test mutual aid plans and procedures with operational area participants; designs and conducts tests of state, regional, and local coordination of emergency plans. 
  • Coordinates medical-health mutual aid response in support of other state regions and within county jurisdiction, as directed. 
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports and correspondence in response to local, regional and state authorities. 
  • Provides advice and assistance to counties in implementing regional disaster and/or emergency plans, policies, and procedures; may provide training as directed. 
  • Reviews, interprets, and implements current, revised, or new local, regional, and/or state regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Attends conference and meetings to represent local, regional, and state emergency health needs; plans, organizes, and conducts meetings with representatives from Region IV counties.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major in public administration, business administration, health care administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: One year administrative experience in emergency medical services systems and programs. 

Substitution: Additional direct administrative experience in emergency medical services systems and programs may substitute for the education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years. 

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Health care and emergency medical service systems; principles of planning, developing and organizing; laws and regulations governing emergency medical services; methods, techniques, and programs used in providing emergency medical services; organization and structure of emergency medical services systems; Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS); Incident Command System (ICS); and disaster and mutual aid procedures; basic computer operations, including pertinent software .


Assess and analyze emergency services; interpret complex laws and regulations; plan, design, and conduct mutual aid emergency exercises; utilize computers and office automation equipment; prepare narrative and statistical reports and correspondence; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals; communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Mobility-Frequent computer operation; sitting for long periods, walking, and driving; occasional standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, crawling, pushing/pulling, and bending or squatting; Frequency of Lifting-Frequent lifting up to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements-Constant overall vision, depth and color perception, ability to read and do close-up work, and frequent hand/eye coordination, field of vision and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching, and grasping; frequent repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio, hearing faint sounds, talking in person, and talking on the telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; exposure to hazardous materials, working alone and travel, working from heights; frequent public contact, and decision-making; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Occasionally exposed to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation, indoor heat and cold; frequently exposed to various weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH0221; EST: 11/13/2002; REV: 7/13/2005;