Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Manages, directs and supervises the functions and activities of all phases of the emergency preparedness program.
- Develops and monitors policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
- Participates in and directs staff in the development and maintenance of emergency event procedures and resources for all County unincorporated areas and for individual cities on contract basis; develops and coordinates emergency response plans for contract jurisdictions.
- Prepares, develops and monitors the budget for the program.
- Acts as a liaison between federal, state and local agencies and provides technical assistance with emergency and disaster preparedness plans, mitigation, response and recovery.
- Confers with various public and private agencies and officials to encourage active participation in disaster preparedness planning and the commitment of human and material resources for mobilization during an emergency.
- Negotiates, prepares, submits, and administers contracts for professional services and grant funded programs.
- Develops, directs and presents emergency preparedness training and educational programs including citizen and community preparedness training.
- Coordinates facility use with operational area agencies.
- Coordinate and submit reimbursement requests and location confirmation of cooling zones, including needed updates to guidelines.
- Prepares and submits the Hazard Mitigation Plan report update on a quarterly basis.
- Prepares, submits, maintains and updates the Emergency Operation Plan which includes extreme cold/heat, flood, care and shelter.
- Participate in various committees.
- Serves as back-up to the operational area Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) at the Merced EOC.
- Assist in the School District EOP plan review.
- Acts as contact for non-emergency common messaging for preparedness.
- In times of an emergency, responsible for coordinating with all appropriate entities with Battalion Chief assistance.
- Oversees Fire grants management programs, including applications, tracking, and compliance.
- Coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in times of disaster for reimbursement requirements and ensures compliance.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Three (3) years of administrative, technical or operational experience in a governmental emergency services or disaster response agency, planning and executing emergency preparedness activities. The required experience must include the development of plans, educational programs and training exercise and the coordinating of such activities with local, state and/or federal agencies and organizations. Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, Homeland Security, Cyber Security, or a related field. Licenses:
Possess a valid California Driver License at the time of appointment and maintain. Special Qualifications:
Persons employed in this class must be willing to work extended hours, weekends, holidays and/or off-hours shifts during emergency or disaster situations.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Coordinate effectively with various public safety and health care organizations.
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person, through electronic communication, and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate conclusions.
- Meet deadlines under stressful conditions; complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
- Train, evaluate and supervise staff; resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; repetitive hand and arm motion; holding and grasping.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- The provisions of the Merced County Title 2, Chapter 2.72 Office of Emergency Services and Operational Area Council.
- The provisions of the California Code of Regulations, •3220. Emergency Action Plan, •2407(a)(2). Local emergency proclaimed, •2407(a)(1). Local government activates EOC and requests Operational Area EOC activation, •2409(f)(2). Two or more cities within an Operational Area proclaim a local emergency, •2409(f)(3). County and one or more cities proclaim a local emergency, •2409(f)(4). City, city and county, or county requests governor's State of Emergency proclamation, •2409(f)(6). Operational Area requests resources form outside its boundaries, •2411(a). An Operational Area EOC is activated, •2413(a)(2). Governor proclaims a State of Emergency.
- The provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) Code of Federal Regulations, Stafford Act Title 44, Chapter 1, Part 201 (44 CFR Part 201).
- The provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 44- Emergency Management and Assistance.
- The California Administrative Procedure Act, Administrative Adjudication process.
- Emergency Medical services operations, organizations and procedures.
- Training methods, staff and program assessment.
- Emergency Management and Disaster Operations; and related Government Code. State and local laws and regulations governing emergency medical care and training.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Plan, develop and evaluate disaster drills and exercises.
- Coordinate and facilitate the activities of various agency task forces, committees and sub-committees.
- Analyze data and effect system improvement based on data analysis.
- Prepare Special Project grant proposals and budget for same.
- Prepare comprehensive reports; Make effective presentations.
- Work with individuals, private and public organizations.
- Promote standardization and compliance with regional protocols and procedures.
- Make decisions and recommendations to promote problem solving.
- Plan, develop and evaluate disaster drills and exercises.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary