EMERGENCY SERVICES MANAGER

Job Specifications

Class Code:

UV8

Analyst:

TC

Date Originated:

12/08

Dates Revised:

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Under general direction, plans, organizes and manages the operation of the Office of Emergency Services; coordinates County emergency and disaster related efforts in planning, response, recovery and mitigation issues; on behalf of the County Administrative Officer, provides strategic and operational oversight to county agencies involved in emergency or disaster matters; and does other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Emergency Services Manager receives direction from the Deputy Director of General Services. The Incumbent is responsible for managing the Office of Emergency Services, which includes designation as the County's official Emergency Services Coordinator. The duties and responsibilities of the position require a high degree of administrative skill to maximize emergency response capabilities, and to coordinate activities of the Office of Emergency Services with other County departments and other jurisdictions. This position is required to be on call and subject to extended work hours.

TYPICAL TASKS

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the programs and activities of the Office of Emergency Services through subordinate staff; plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans to mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies; conducts tests and exercises to determine adequacy of disaster preparations; develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center; develops short and long range goals for programs and activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations and implements improvements in department services; reviews program funding needs and directs and participates in the formulation, preparation and presentation of departmental budgets; oversees development and maintenance of departmental records; consults and coordinates with other departments, other agencies and user groups concerning coordinated planning of emergency response, recovery and mitigation programs; serves on ongoing advisory bodies including the Emergency Management Council, Operational Area Council, County Fire Department Advisory Commission and serves as liaison to the 911 communication Joint Powers Agency; selects, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Supervisors and other state or federal bodies to present recommendations, plans, projects, objectives, goals and timetables; prepares reports concerning projects, services, contracts and operation for the County Administrative Office, other agencies and the Board of Supervisors; evaluates legislation affecting departmental operations; encourages the training and professional development of top County personnel involved in emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

Emergency Services Manager

Some knowledge of:

         Principles and practices of effective organizational management;

         Local government organization and operations, including public safety agencies;

         Principles of personnel management;

         Principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate complex and varied programs;

         Federal and State laws, policies, programs and plans for emergency and disaster management

 

Ability to:

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required know ledges and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Emergency Services Manager

Three years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience, including at least one year of experience in developing and implementing County-wide emergency and disaster plans. Equivalent to a four year college degree from an accredited college or university with a major in disaster and emergency planning, business, public or health administration, public health, human services or closely related field can be substituted for one year of experience

OR

Two years of broad and extensive, high level administrative or management experience which includes at least one year of experience in developing and implementing County-wide emergency and disaster plans and possession of a Certificate as an Emergency Manager from an accredited institution. Equivalent to a four year college degree from an accredited college or university with a major in disaster and emergency planning, business, public or health administration, public health, human services or closely related field can be substituted for one year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 77
Workers Comp Code: 0285