Emergency Services Program Coordinator

(Coordinator-Programs/Emergency Services)

Recruitment #18-125010-01



To Protect and Serve the Community!


The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all persons within Solano County.  Through comprehensive community, intergovernmental and employee partnerships, we will provide effective law enforcement; safe, humane, secure jails, and security for the Courts.  We are committed to provide professional community oriented service incorporating problem solving strategies to ensure the quality of life set forth in our constitution.  



The values of the Sheriff’s Office are to bring:
    Integrity – An honest application of ethical standards in all situations.
    Trust – A confidence that expectations will be met.
    Respect – To be considerate of everyone’s individuality and attributes. To value their contribution.
    Teamwork – Working together to achieve a common goal.
    Communication – To create and maintain an effective environment supporting an open exchange 
    of ideas and information.

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The Position

Helping to prepare and protect the citizens of Solano County before and during an emergency.

The County of Solano currently has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced public service professional to serve as the Emergency Services Programs Coordinator in the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.  

This position is responsible for managing and monitoring the internal operations of the Solano County Office of Emergency Services (OES) to ensure that county government is prepared to respond to all emergencies. This is accomplished by creating Emergency Response Plans and managing grant and general budgets to maximize emergency response capabilities.   The successful candidate will act as the OES Manager in their absence responding to and supervising a myriad of volunteer teams, diverse emergencies and equipment.

This is an at-will position class. The incumbent is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the pleasure of the department head.  

Our Mission

The Solano County Office of Emergency Services is dedicated to the development, establishment and maintenance of programs and procedures which will provide for the protection of lives and property of Solano County residents from the effects of natural or man-made disasters. Natural or man-made disasters to which the county is subject and for which the office must train and properly respond include floods, earthquakes, major fires, storms, radiological or hazardous material incidents, aircraft accidents, mass casualty incidents and any emergency related function that supports the Sheriff’s Office.

Philosophy: "Be prepared to effectively manage any major emergency or disaster situation that may occur within the Solano County Operational Area"    

The Emergency Services Programs Coordinator assists the Emergency Services Manager in the daily conduct of OES operations to include both general fund and grant budgets, contracts management, plan and exercise scenario writing, and emergency response.  


The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced governmental manager with:  

  • Strong proven record of accomplishments;  
  • Strong professional commitment;
  • Unquestionable integrity;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Professional experience working with a diverse staff, volunteers and community groups;
  • Proven skills in developing, motivating, and directing staff;
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies applicable to mutual aid and communications in the state of California;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of incident management to include the federal Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS);
  • Proven ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions;
  • Proven ability to implement recommendations in support of goals, and monitor the results;
  • Possess strong communication skills and the ability to summarize and present information to community groups and other stakeholders, and other County departments.


EDUCATION AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field AND Three (3) years of professional level experience related to the area of assignment is required.  

LICENSING:   State of California Driver’s License Class C

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n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  


n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  


n Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.


n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year. 


n Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, and 30 years.


To review the benefits for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16483

Selection Process

07/16/2018 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.

07/26/2018 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses.

Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply.

Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position. All applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.comrecruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Emergency Services Program Coordinator) and the recruitment number (18-125010-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.


Detail your experience with organizing and implementing training programs for emergency management members.


Detail your experience working with the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).


Detail your professional experience managing Federal or State Emergency Services Grant programs. In your response include the level of responsibility and the types of grants managed (i.e. HSGP, EMPG, DWR, etc.).

For the following questions (4-6), please include in your response the level of responsibility and the scope of work for which you were responsible.

Detail your experience with developing, organizing, formulating, updating, and maintaining plans for multi-hazard and disaster responses.


Detail your experience assisting with managing emergency response and recovery operations.


Detail your professional level experience with administering and coordinating emergency preparedness training, exercises, education, and public information programs.


Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need special testing arrangements, must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://webstartadmin/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=6664.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request. 

Solano County

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Located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, Solano County is home to rolling hills, waterfronts and fertile farmland.

Located 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, Solano County is home to rolling hills, waterfronts and fertile farmland.

Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides

residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base. With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2012): 413,786

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