OES-Section Chief (#TP9241)
$40.00-$40.00 Hourly / $6,933.33-$6,933.33 Monthly / $83,200.00-$83,200.00 Yearly


Under general direction, oversee and direct an Incident Command System (ICS) or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) section composed of several subordinate units composed of multiple individuals and does related or other work as required.


An employee in this position performs tasks associated with Planning/ Intelligence, Logistics, or Finance/Administration. The employee in this classification must be capable of performing independently and as a senior manager.


  • Develops clear and appropriate objectives as well as plans for implementation. 
  • Effectively delegates responsibilities and assign objectives to subordinate unit leaders. 
  • Coordinates with other section chiefs and the Emergency Operations Center Director. 
  • Understands the Incident Command System (ICS) and Multi-Agency Coordination (MACS) procedures and terminology.


Certificate: Completion of the ICS 300 course and Introductory Course to SEMS (G606).

Experience: Documented performances as an ICS Section Chief in one actual incident or two exercises where the full range of Section Chief duties were performed. 

Experience: Qualified under the California Incident Command Certification Systems as a Planning/Intelligence, Logistics, and/or Finance Administration Section Chief.


Principles and techniques of supervision and training; advanced principles of emergency planning; understanding of government operations, including organizational planning and analysis; report writing; State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations; principles of effective oral and written communication.


Apply principles, methods and techniques of public administration, management analysis, and statistics to the gathering, organizing, and analysis of data; train others; interpret laws and regulations; work accurately and effectively under pressure; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work with computers.


Mobility-Frequent operation of computers, sitting for extended periods, standing and walking; occasional driving may be required; Lifting-frequently 5 pounds or less; Vision-Sufficient overall vision necessary for frequent reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Dexterity sufficient for frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Sufficient for frequent hearing/talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact, concentration and decision making; occasional exposure to grief; Special Conditions-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work.

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: TP9241; EST: 10/12/2001;