Emergency Services Planner, Supervising
Salary: $26.27-$32.07 hourly / $4,569-$5,578 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction of the Emergency Services
Manager, supervises personnel assigned to the Operational Area
Programs Division; supervises the development of emergency plans in
the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the Operational Area;
coordinates the administration and program activities of the Office
of Emergency Services; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a supervisory class in which
the incumbent is responsible for administration and direction of a
staff of Emergency Services Planners and clerical staff. Emergency
Services Planner, Supervising is distinguished from Emergency
Services Manager by the latter's overall administrative and program
responsibility of the Office of Emergency Services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of subordinate
staff involved in all risk, hazardous materials, oil and gas, and
public education planning; conducts the recruitment of volunteer
personnel for the division; provides Office of Emergency Services
personnel in support of emergency response activities.
2. Directs and supervises activities of the Operational Area
Programs Division within the Office of Emergency Services in the
coordination, planning, and preparation of emergency response plans
for the unincorporated area of the County and the corresponding
plans of member cities.
3. Manages and administers the development of special "All Risk"
Operational Area programs including those specifically associated
with Nuclear Power Plant and Federal Emergency Management
4. Ensures that an appropriate level of planning and coordination
exists between the divisions in order to ensure continuity of
programs and planning.
5. Serves as public information officer and news media contact for
the Office of Emergency Services.
6. Serves as the Operational Area liaison to incorporated cities
during emergencies; coordinates emergency planning activities with
major industrial facilities in the County, including the oil and gas
7. Has primary responsibility for the planning, development and
implementation of the Operational Area Incident Management System
(ICS) including the conduct of Operational Area exercises and
8. Assists in preparing and monitoring the Office of Emergency
Services budget and other fiscal matters; writes and monitors grant
applications for Office of Emergency Services; coordinates with
fiscal staff of outside agencies in order to coordinate disaster
9. Reviews, analyzes, interprets, and makes recommendations
regarding the implementation of State and Federal emergency
1. Three years of experience in an emergency services field which
includes one year of experience directly related to the
administration of an emergency services program; or,
2. three years of experience performing duties equivalent to the
class of Emergency Services Planner with Santa Barbara County; or
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
A bachelor's degree in chemical or petroleum engineering, geology or
related sciences, fire science, public/business administration,
urban planning, natural resource management, communications, or
other related fields may be substituted for up to one year of
experience in the emergency services field.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License; must be available for "on-call" duty as required.
Knowledge of: principles and practices of emergency management
including: types of hazards associated with the Operational Area and
their potential for impact on the community; local and state
government's responsibilities and their goals and objectives as they
relate to emergency management; local and state emergency services
organizations, their roles and functions under the State of
California Master Mutual Aid Agreement; public administration
policies and procedures at the county and city level; program
planning and administration under the operational area concept.
Ability to: analyze the potential for disasters and supervise the
development of corresponding plans to mitigate the effect of
disasters occurring within the operational area; maintain a
cooperative working relationship with federal, state, and local
officials; coordinate planning and response activities among
multiple public agencies and other involved groups; interact
effectively with the news media and make public presentations as
required; manage, direct, supervise, and train subordinate personnel
assigned to the Operational Area Programs Division; read, interpret,
prepare, and explain policies and procedures; make sound
discretionary decisions; represent the department with tact and
diplomacy; perform effectively under emergency or stressful
conditions; be available for on-call emergency response as required;
act for the Emergency Services/Operational Area Manager in his/her
absence; learn principles of budget administration.