Emergency Management Coordinator I, CEO

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full Time Emergency Management Public Health
  • Salary: $73,644.00 - $99,240.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Open Competitive Job Opportunity


June 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

The first review of applications will take place on June 16, 2021.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days and an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.

Under immediate supervision, assists in Countywide disaster and emergency management planning, response and recovery work.


Positions allocable to this class are restricted to the Chief Executive Office and assist in the planning, coordination, and control in the areas of Countywide emergency management, disaster preparedness, community disaster planning, recovery operations, disaster cost recovery, logistics, disaster and homeland security grant administration, mass care, and disaster and emergency response training. Incumbents research and complete technical and analytical assignments in disaster and emergency planning and serve on a rotational basis as a Duty Officer responsible for coordinating and monitoring the County's response to any emergency or disaster that impacts the Los Angeles County Operational Area.

Incumbents in these positions require a working knowledge of the principles, practices, purposes, and techniques of emergency planning and disaster response; geographic and demographic characteristics of the Southern California region; logistics and operations planning methods to coordinate and evaluate service delivery of emergency personnel and materials; and training techniques and development of emergency services personnel.

Essential Job Functions

Assists in the research, development, analysis, and maintenance of emergency and disaster plans, policies, and procedures.

Assists in the planning, designing, and executing of disaster and emergency response and recovery exercises and training.

Assists in recommending the utilization of emergency response personnel, equipment, and supplies during emergencies.

Assists in coordinating the response to active emergencies and disasters from the County Emergency Operations Center or a Field Incident Command Post.

Develops and writes reports and correspondence; and maintains and provides disaster and emergency information to representatives of government agencies, community groups, business organizations, and the public.

Develops and prepares emergency information sheets, brochures, procedures manuals, and checklists.

Assists and advises schools, industry groups, the public, and various groups in disaster preparedness efforts and ensures readiness of emergency operations personnel, facilities, and equipment.

Communicates verbally, in writing, or through graphic representations with County management, staff, the public, organized groups, and representatives of various agencies.

Participates in emergency exercises and assists in training emergency services workers.

Operates emergency equipment communications systems and coordinates emergency response materials and personnel.

Serves on a rotational basis as a Duty Officer responsible for coordinating and monitoring the County's response to any emergency or disaster that impacts the Los Angeles County Operational Area.

Moves supplies and equipment to facilitate information, disaster preparedness, and disaster recovery efforts. May also walk or climb over uneven surfaces to assess damage after a disaster.

Option 1: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's degree in Homeland Security or Emergency Management.

Option 2: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree -AND- Two years of experience providing technical staff support assisting with technical and administrative tasks related to an emergency management, emergency response, disaster recovery or disaster preparedness program.

Option 3: Five years of experience providing technical staff support assisting with technical and administrative tasks related to an emergency management, emergency response, disaster recovery or disaster preparedness program, three years of which must have been at the level of Program Specialist I, CEO* or higher.

*Experience at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Program Specialist I, CEO provides professional services organization-wide regarding administration of specialized Countywide programs, under immediate supervision. The work involves assisting and supporting administration in the efficient operation of its functions by doing research, analysis and making recommendations into matters such as emergency management, contracts, human resources, budget, information technology, risk management, and communications.

Certificates of successful completion of the following Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Independent Study Program courses**:
  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-120.C: Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-230.D: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-235.C: Emergency Planning
  • IS-240.B: Leadership and Influence
  • IS-241.B: Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • IS-242.B: Effective Communication
  • IS-244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

**Please note FEMA courses are subject to periodic updates. Applicants must show they have completed the most current FEMA course.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2 - Light. Involves light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Additional Information
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

Part I: A multiple choice test weighted at 60% covering:
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Professional Potential
  • Achievement
  • Coping with Uncertainty
  • Responsibility
  • Working to High Quality Standards
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Maintaining Good Working Relationships
  • Analyzing Information
  • Learning Quickly
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Adapting to Change


Only applicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice test will proceed to Part II of the examination.

Part II: An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted at 40% covering Professional Technical Knowledge of Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Resources, and Emergency Management Techniques.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the register.

All test invitations and other correspondences (non-acceptance and final result) will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address in their application. Please add rsalgado@hr.lacounty.gov, noreply@governmentjobs.com, talentcentral@shl.com, noreply@proctoru.com, donot-reply@amcatmail.com, and info@governmentjobs.com to your e-mail address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they receive our email.

Transfer of Test Responses:
  • Applicants who are concurrently applying to Emergency Management Coordinator II and III, CEO (Exam No.: M0834B-R, M0835B-R ) will take the identical test part (Part I) one time only.
  • Applicants who have taken identical test questions recently for other exams will have their test responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test questions that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.

Test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for written employment tests:
  • Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html.
While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of 6 months following the date of promulgation.

The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies at the Chief Executive Office as they occur.


How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the closing date as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

In order to receive credit for any certification and/or degrees, you MUST attach a legible copy of certificate, diploma or official transcripts at the time of filing (preferred), or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email to rsalgado@hr.lacounty.gov within seven (7) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE application and you may be disqualified.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Fair Chance Initiative The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

ADA Accommodation
If you have a disability and need assistance to apply to this job, let us know by contacting the ADA Coordinator at adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov and completing the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Adam Salgado
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2945
Department Contact Email: rsalgado@hr.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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