Emergency Services Officer

  • County of Napa
  • Napa, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Emergency Management
  • Salary: $94,764.80 - $115,211.20 Annually USD
  • Apply By: Oct 11, 2021


For more information and to apply please visit our website at http://www.napacountycareers.com/

OPENING DATE: 09/27/21

CLOSING DATE: 10/11/21

JOB TYPE:  Full Time

Job Category:  Emergency Management

DEPARTMENT:  County Executive Office

LOCATION:  County Administration - 1195 Third Street, Napa



The Napa Valleyinternationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities. 


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation. 

Job Description


This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.

Under general direction, the Emergency Services Officer plans, formulates, updates, and maintains the Napa County Emergency Services Plan; coordinates and manages emergency operations through the emergency operations center. This classification is designated as an "at will" classification.

The Recruitment Process:

1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M., Monday, October 11, 2021.

2. Applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts tentatively the week of October 11, 2021.

3. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 25, 2021. Only the most qualified candidates from the Oral Panel Interviews will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

Human Resources reserves the right to add, change or delete steps during the recruitment process.   


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Coordinate the services and activities of the County's long-range emergency preparedness program within the County Executive Office; participate in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; recommend and administer policies and procedures; participate in the development and administration of the program's budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; ensure that program expenditures and cost estimates are adequately documented and monitored throughout the program area; review and approve program expenditures; implement adjustments; monitor, and evaluate the work of assigned consultants, contractors, and/or grantees according to pertinent agreements; assist in the development of appropriate contract language; provide clear, concise, and consistent direction; act as a resource and County representative to consultant, contractor, or grantee regarding administrative and operational policies, procedures, and guidelines; serve as the program's liaison with County Board members, elected officials, the media, local community groups, and the general public regarding program design and implementation; plan, implement, coordinate and direct area-wide emergency services programs, including resource management, operational readiness, and response plans and capabilities; develop emergency preparedness goals and objectives; develop and implement policies and procedures; coordinate and manage emergency operations through the Emergency Operations Center; ensure that the Emergency Operations Center is organized for maximum effectiveness; implement an incident command system in the event of a community-wide emergency; coordinate mutual aid responses and requests; manage emergency response and recovery operations; work cooperatively with County departments, outside agencies and the general public in order to reduce the impact of any major incident within the Napa County; plan, formulate, update and maintain the Napa County Emergency Services Plan; identify locations to be used as emergency operating centers; maintain and update resource lists; organize operational area meetings; evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster exercises and event responses; provide advice and technical assistance to County departments on the special conditions and operating requirements that would be imposed in the event of a catastrophic disaster; administer and coordinate emergency preparedness training, education and public information programs; conduct a public information program to encourage interest in emergency preparedness; evaluate legislation affecting emergency preparedness activities; appear before the Board of Supervisors to present recommendations, plans and projects. Represent the County to outside agencies and organizations relative to emergency services; meet with a variety of public and private organizations and volunteer groups; provide technical assistance as necessary; assist with preparation of the budget for Emergency Services; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget; manage the federal and state grant funding and grant-funded Emergency Services programs; act as a liaison with other government agencies relative to disaster response procedures and the procurement of funds and equipment; prepare state and local assistance grants; prepare and maintain a variety or records and written correspondence; attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of emergency preparedness; incorporate new developments as appropriate; respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; perform related duties as required.


Operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned program areas.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Business principles and practices for the program area.

Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.

Project management techniques and principles.

Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

Methods and techniques of technical, administrative, and financial report preparation and presentation.

Principles and practices of contract administration.

Principles and practices of emergency planning, response, operations. and training.

Federal and state emergency services programs and funding procedures.

Community and local emergency services and response resources; various organizations and volunteer groups including their functions.

Equipment and procedures utilized in staffing and coordinating activities within an emergency operations center.

Methods of record keeping and standard report preparation, including basic statistical techniques.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to emergency services/assistance and emergency/disaster preparedness planning.


Oversee and participate in the coordination of a comprehensive program that includes a series of interrelated projects or functional areas of significant depth and complexity.

Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate assigned programs.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Participate in the preparation and administration of budgets.

Plan, organize, manage and implement a comprehensive Countywide emergency services program and response plan, which includes a variety of agencies and organizations.

Develop, implement and modify a Countywide emergency operations and response plan.

Understand and apply local, state and federal rules and regulations governing disaster/emergency preparedness.

Recognize, analyze and evaluate potential disaster issues and situations, and recommend appropriate solutions.

Identify training needs; develop and implement emergency preparedness training programs to diverse county agencies and organizations; train individuals/groups in emergency management and disaster response procedures.

Coordinate emergency services activities with County departments, other governmental agencies and countywide organizations.

Exercise independent judgment and initiative; respond resourcefully and calmly in emergency situations.

Work unusual or prolonged hours during emergencies or disasters and during training programs or preparedness exercises; work extended hours and be on-call in case of emergencies.

Analyze and evaluate safety methods and procedures; interpret and explain County safety policies and procedures; coordinate and conduct safety training programs.

Gather and analyze data; maintain accurate records; document actions taken.

Analyze emergency situations accurately and implement effective courses of action under the pressures of disaster and emergency situations.

Prepare and present clear and concise correspondence, reports, plan elements, procedures, recommendations, media information, and other written materials.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.

Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related peripheral equipment and software applications.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Work in an indoor and outdoor setting with some travel to different sites and locations.

Work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.

Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.

Lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight.

Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard.

Verbally communicate to exchange information.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Four years of administrative, technical or operational experience in a governmental emergency services or disaster response agency, planning and executing emergency preparedness activities.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, public safety/emergency management, disaster planning, or a related field.

License or Certificate:*
Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Possession of ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800 Certifications is highly desirable.
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County.  For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.  
ADA Accommodation:
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information

For more information and to apply please visit our website at http://www.napacountycareers.com/

Job Address

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