Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of disaster preparedness and emergency response procedures.
Knowledge of municipal government and operations; public presentation methods and techniques.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of research, analysis, and report preparation; and general office procedures.
Ability to perform specialized, technical, and routine administrative tasks.
Ability to develop public information materials, conduct research, perform analysis, prepare reports of findings, and make recommendations.
Ability to develop and make public presentations.
Ability to learn, interpret, and apply related ordinances, policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently, understand and follow verbal and written directions, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to use desktop software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact.
Ability to work cooperatively with other departments, government officials, and outside agencies.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
– High School Diploma required; A related college degree is highly desirable. Any combination of education and/or three or more years of increasingly responsible program management and coordination experience preferably within the emergency services field supplemented by courses or formal training in the areas of crisis communication, disaster response and recovery operations, emergency operations center design and functions, and emergency management planning. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
– Completion of the following courses is highly desirable: Basic CERT training, CERT Train-the-Trainer, ICS 100- Introduction to Incident Command Systems, ICS 200- Basic Incident Command Systems, ICS 300- Intermediate Incident Command Systems, ICS 400- Advanced Incident Command Systems, IS 700- Introduction to National Instant Management Systems, and ICS 800- Introduction to National Response Plan.
– Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.