Emergency Services Planner - BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH, Salinas, California

Created 07/22/2021
Reference 446986
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Salinas
Salary $6,023.33 - $8,226.40 Monthly
Position Description

Application Filing Deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021
Exam #: 21/41G01/07GR

The Office of Emergency Services is a division of the County Administrative Office and its mission is to ensure that the jurisdictions and communities have the capability and sustained capacity to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from any natural, technological, or human related emergency or disaster. The Office of Emergency Services' staff provides and coordinates training and outreach activities on related topics within Monterey County, and manages several grants that support these efforts.
The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services seeks a Spanish/English bilingual individual who enjoys challenges in a fast-paced environment. The Emergency Services Planner will be assisting the Emergency Services Manager in the planning, coordination, development and promotion of emergency services operations, plans and programs, and the organization and training of emergency services personnel.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties
Paramount Duties Include:
  • Assist in the coordination, promotion and execution of area- wide emergency services programs, resource management, operational readiness, and response plans and capabilities; recommends emergency services policies, procedures, and regulations; assist in the development of long range strategic planning efforts with a variety of public/private partners; performs a variety of technical and administrative duties and projects to assist the Emergency Services Manager.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of policies, plans and procedures for monitoring and evaluating OES capabilities during emergencies and disasters. Programs include efforts related to preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities; This position is responsible to coordinate and promote emergency planning and preparedness with affected county departments, incorporated cities, special districts, non-profit organizations, as well as business and private organizations.
  • Translate English messages into culturally appropriate Spanish.
  • Create, develop and deliver culturally appropriate Spanish language messages.
  • Develop, prepares implement, and review a variety of emergency contingency plans, protocols, and standard operating procedures to meet established goals including, and in response to, identified natural and technological hazards; formulate plans involving radiological safety, communications, emergency response, and directed hazard mitigation plans, Continuity of Operations Planning [COOP]/Continuity of Government [COG], debris management plans, Emergency Operations Plans; Hazard Specific Response plans and Logistics and Recovery plans.
  • Develop, design and provide for the recruitment, selection, training and exercises development of emergency services [EOC] team members/personnel; identify training needs of county stakeholders including law enforcement, fire, EMS, non-profits, private business, etc.; prepare, develop and execute training and educational programs and ongoing exercise training sessions/programs to other local public safety agencies and the general public as needed.
  • Ensure and maintain the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center's [EOC] up-to-date, functional and readiness status, including the information system integration, and research and recommend new technology and best practices
  • Analyze data, conduct special studies and prepare comprehensive reports, i.e. Board of Supervisors' reports, budget committee reports, annual reports, and other special reports as required. Prioritize resources to achieve measurable goals and program objectives related to emergency services.
  • Conduct, facilitate and/or attend information seminars, conferences, presentations, public and professional meetings, and meetings with representatives of schools, community, business and industry to discuss, assess, and develop effective plans for emergency management purposes and regarding governmental policies and procedures related to emergency management. Present information in oral and written form on behalf of the Emergency Services Manager.
  • May serve as the duty officer and acting Emergency Services Manager for Monterey County as needed.
  • Travel to and represent the County and OES department before other local, State and Federal regulatory, advisory and government bodies with respect to OES emergency management issues, meetings or related events; and ensure preparation of required periodic reports.
To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Basic principles, practices, and methodology required in the preparation of a multi-hazard functional plan.
  • The function of Emergency Operation Centers, facilities, warning equipment and systems required during disaster/emergency operations including IPAWS; and coordinated response to emergencies.
  • Principles and practices of emergency services planning, including whole community concept and principles, core capabilities, current and emerging technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Principles of organization, planning, management, training/development and personnel administration.
  • Federal, state, regional and local emergency services programs, community organization and resources.
  • Functions and organization of local governmental structures including the application of public safety operations, i.e. general functions of the Sheriff's Department, police and fire departments, and other public safety agencies.
  • Federal, State and local laws and ordinances related to local and regional disaster preparedness, response, recovery and regulatory requirements applicable to emergency management.
  • Use and proper care of personal computer equipment.
  • Management information systems, websites, social media and other specialized emergency management related software systems and their applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of the NIMS/SEMS principles including National Preparedness Directives and Frameworks.
Working Knowledge of:
  • The geography of Monterey County involving streets, roads, major buildings, and various agency jurisdictions.
Some knowledge of:
  • Grant writing and management: Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation; Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process; Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results; Directly involved in grant writing.
Skill and Ability To:
  • Determine emergency service and disaster preparedness program objectives and priorities to achieve those objectives.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate complex statistical data, reports, problems, information, critical situations, policies, and procedures related to emergency services, and recommend effective resolution and implementation, and/or prepare periodic reports required by Federal, State and County agencies.
  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative; remain calm and think clearly in emergency situations.
  • Take and transmit/provide clear and complete directions/information.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally, to prepare comprehensive oral and written reports in support of management objectives, i.e. administrative, technical and statistical reports; grant applications, write comprehensive emergency response plans; to speak before public officials, the press, and the general public in order to promote and gain concurrence and cooperation.
  • Read and comprehend complex material such as contracts, ordinances, legislation, policies, procedures, directives and manuals including grant applications and reports.
  • Interpret, apply and explain County policies and State and Federal legislation related to emergency services.
  • Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate County employees and stakeholders in emergency management principles.
  • Keep informed of new technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief, including alert and warning technology, Emergency Operations Center [EOC] management and best practices, recovery and mitigation policies.
  • Operate a personal computer and specialized applications/systems including managing website, specialized emergency management software.
  • Establish and maintain effective public relations and working relationships with those contacted through the course of work.
  • Perform a variety of tasks simultaneously.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

College course work equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, disaster planning or related field from an accredited college or university.


Approximately three years of increasingly responsible administrative or management experience in an organization which has included planning, development, and organizing of disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts within or in close coordination with an office of emergency services, public safety organization or related domain, administrative procedures and policies, budget and program analysis in the area of emergency services, or a closely related field.



Possession of a California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Emergency Management Specialist certification, or a FEMA Professional Development Series certificate.



Approximately two years of increasingly responsible administrative or management experience in a large organization which has included planning and development of administrative procedures and policies, budget and program analysis in the area of emergency services, or a closely related field.



Possession of an International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) certification is highly desirable.


Experience serving within or in close coordination with a city or county emergency operations center, managing community-based programs or services, or managing state and Federal grant programs, is desirable.

Additional Information
Conditions of employment include:
  • Possess oral and written Spanish language proficiency.
  • Be available to report after work hours, work irregular or protracted hours, shifts, nights, weekends and holidays during times of emergency and/or disaster situations, periods of extended duration, and for on call duty as scheduled.
  • Attend meetings outside of scheduled work hours.
  • Obtain FEMA Professional Development Series certification within 6 months of hiring.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license (or equivalent) or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority; and have/maintain a satisfactory driving record by the time of hire.
  • Occasionally subject to exposure to variable temperatures, work outdoors, and/or work under adverse conditions such as inclement weather, dust, environment subject to sudden changes, uneven, slippery or wet ground surfaces, may come into contact with water, toxic fumes, liquids, or gases, allergens; may be exposed to moving vehicles or equipment, electricity, dangerous buildings and in extremely noisy environments; plant, animal or food materials or waste.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the " X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevail over this listing.


As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line!
Our website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel

Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Ginger Ramirez, Associate Human Resources Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: RamirezGB@co.monterey.ca.us | Phone: 831-759-6723

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions
Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 759-6723.

Closing Date/Time: 8/6/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Employer Monterey County Human Resources

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