County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Deputy Director of Emergency Management

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on February 9, 2019

Deputy Director of Emergency Management

$114,937 - $139,711/Annually

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education, experience, and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed.  Normally, graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in emergency management, public safety, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and four years of progressively responsible experience managing a governmental civil defense, disaster, and/or emergency management program, two years of which included supervising staff.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the principles, practices, and methods of emergency management; the laws, rules, and regulations governing the establishment and maintenance of emergency services systems; the modern equipment and systems utilized in emergency management including the Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or equivalent systems; conditions leading to major emergencies, their effects, mitigation, response lines, resource requirements, damage assessment, recovery methods, and safety survival procedures; the operation of an emergency management center; federal and state policies and guidelines for emergency services and assistance; federal and state emergency services programs and funding procedures; principles and practices of program development and administration; principles and practices of supervision and performance management, budget and fiscal management, and public and general administration; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; English grammar, usage, and syntax.

Ability to: plan, organize, and direct comprehensive emergency management programs; supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate managers and other staff; analyze problems, identify service needs, and develop effective courses of action; establish and adjust priorities; plan and develop new programs to meet objectives; assess budgetary needs and make projections; understand, interpret, and explain related laws, regulations, and policies; work independently and make sound decisions; maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships; resolve conflicts; professionally represent the department and advise managers and supervisors on a wide variety of emergency management issues; analyze emergency situations and implement effective courses of action; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including public speaking; prepare and direct the preparation of comprehensive written reports and oral presentations; review staff work; work under significant pressure, be subject to extended work hours, and be on-call in case of emergencies.