Saturday, July 12, 2014

Senior Emergency Services Coordinator

Recruitment #13-8723-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
 
 

 

THE AGENCY

About The Alameda County Sheriff's Office

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the American Correctional Association (ACA). Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Prison Health Services, has dual accreditation through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the California Medical Association (CMA).  Together these form what is referred to as the "Triple Crown" of accreditation (ACA, NCCHC/CMA and CALEA) awarded by the National Sheriff's Association.  Additionally, the Sheriff's Office Crime Lab is nationally accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD).  The Sheriff's Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit has also been awarded national accreditation through the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board.

The Sheriff's Office has a current adjusted net budget of approximately $185.7 million and has over 1500 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriff's Brett Keteles and Casey Nice.

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner's Bureau
  • Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta
  • Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport,
  • Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements.
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

 

 

 

For additional information, you may visit the Sheriff's Office website at:  http://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/

DESCRIPTION

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Emergency Services Supervisor, plans and coordinates the Alameda County emergency management and disaster preparedness program, and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

The incumbent of this position plans, staffs, coordinates, and directs the various programs and activities of the County Office of Emergency Services and coordinates, as the lead agency in the Alameda County Operational Area, information and resources during declared emergencies. This position differs from the next higher position, Emergency Services Supervisor, by the latter position having responsibility for the supervision of staff. Incumbents must be willing to be on call and available on a 24 hour a day basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I
Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the classification of Emergency Services Coordinator II in the Alameda County classified service (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts

Or II

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Journalism, or a related field, AND

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time management level experience in planning, budgeting and procedures development with an emergency services and disaster preparedness program, which included emergency program management or program planning and/or evaluation review activities. One year of additional experience may be substituted for the degree.

License:

All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge, skills and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Emergency services administration, program development and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation.
• Aspects of emergency services administration including appropriate methods, procedures and technical expertise.
• State and federal laws and ordinances related to local and regional disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
• Technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
• Principles and practices of public administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, modern information systems applications, and organization development.
• The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS), Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation.
• Direct and coordinate all levels of personnel and aspects of emergency services administration in an actual emergency or disaster situation.
• Determine emergency service and disaster preparedness program objectives and priorities to achieve an integrated, focused approach to achieve those objectives.
• Formulate and implement policies, plans and procedures for monitoring and reviewing OES responses in a time of disaster; analyze and evaluate statistical data and reports related to emergency services, and prepare periodic reports required by county, state and federal agencies.
• Write and/or approve and coordinate budget requests and claims for reimbursement of funds.
• Interpret, apply and explain county policies and state and federal legislation related to emergency services.
• Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate staff.
• Keep informed of new technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief including computer programs associated with the maintenance and update of the emergency response plans.
• Communicate effectively.
• Use a variety of communication methods to negotiate and gain acceptance, cooperation and agreement of plans, activities and programs.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. 2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.  CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.  We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components

Selection Plan

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline For Filing:                                    Monday, December 23, 2013

Review of Minimum Qualifications:            Friday, December 27, 2013

Review of SQs for Best Qualified:               Monday, January 6, 2014

Panel Interviews:                                        Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied. 

Anna Montoya, Human Resource Analyst III

Personnel Services Division, County of Alameda
510-272-6459 www.acgov.org/hrs