Supervising Emergency Management Coordinator, CEO

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 09, 2023
Full Time Emergency Management Public Health
  • Salary: $133,740.00 - $180,240.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Open Competitive Job Opportunity


February 9, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

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

What does a Supervising Emergency Management Coordinator, CEO do?The Supervising Emergency Management Coordinator, CEO plans and directs the activities of staff engaged in disaster and emergency planning, response and recovery work, and performs difficult and complex professional and technical disaster and emergency planning work. Positions in this class are restricted to the Chief Executive Office and provide expert professional staff support in the planning, coordination, direction, and control in the areas of Countywide emergency management, disaster preparedness, community disaster planning, recovery operations, disaster cost recovery, logistics, disaster notification systems and technology, disaster and homeland security grant management, mass care, and disaster and emergency response and recovery training.

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With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

We are dedicated professionals committed to preserving the dignity and integrity of the workplace as well as protecting the rights of each employee. With more than 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers! We offer one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation. Join us and discover a rich selection of health care options, robust retirement plans, and the flexibility to work, relax, and rejuvenate in order to reach your fullest personal and professional potential.

No withholds will be allowed for this examination. Required experience must be fully met and indicated on the application at the time of filing.

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We are pursuing qualified candidates to fill Supervising Emergency Management Coordinator, CEO positions for the Chief Executive Office.
Essential Job Functions
  • Supervises a team of emergency management coordinators responsible for researching, developing, analyzing, and maintaining comprehensive emergency and disaster plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Directs the response to active emergencies and disasters from the County Emergency Operations Center or a Field Incident Command Post.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements complex Countywide emergency and disaster planning procedures and policies.
  • Provides analysis and interpretation of emergency management policies and procedures to executive management and acts as a technical advisor to management on studies and problems related to emergency and disaster planning.
  • Directs and coordinates emergency response exercises and leads the training of emergency services workers.
  • Communicates verbally, in writing, or through graphic representations with County management, staff, the public, organized groups, and representatives of various agencies.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets emergency planning data and prepares recommendations to executive management.
  • Analyzes and resolves difficult and complex emergency management issues and problems and provides comprehensive recommendations and decisions.
  • Prepares difficult and complex technical records, plans, and planning reports.
  • Organizes and leads disaster recovery operations and leads Recovery Operational Area Coordination Meetings.
  • Represents the Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management, or Operational Area in public meetings with department heads, community partners, agency representatives, and elected officials to provide information on planning policies and procedures and explain departmental decisions.
  • Provides oversight and direction to the Duty Officer responsible for coordinating and monitoring the County's response to any large-scale emergency or disaster that impacts the Los Angeles County Operational Area.
  • Moves supplies and equipment to facilitate information, disaster preparedness, and disaster recovery efforts. Walks or climbs over uneven surfaces to assess damage after a disaster as needed.


OPTION I: Graduation from an accredited institution* with a Master's degree** in Homeland Security or Emergency Management -AND- Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional*** experience analyzing and developing plans, procedures and training programs in an emergency management, emergency response, disaster recovery or disaster preparedness program, two years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

OPTION II: Graduation from an accredited institution* with a Bachelor's degree** -AND- Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional*** experience analyzing and developing plans, procedures and training programs in an emergency management, emergency response, disaster recovery or disaster preparedness program, two years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

OPTION III: Seven (7) years of progressively-responsible professional*** experience analyzing and developing comprehensive and complex plans, procedures and training programs in the field of emergency management, emergency response, disaster recovery or disaster preparedness, two (2) years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

OPTION IV: One (1) year of experience at the level of Emergency Management Coordinator III, CEO**** or higher.

Certificates of successful completion of the following Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Independent Study Program courses*****:

  • IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-120.C: An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200
  • IS-230.E: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-235.C: Emergency Planning
  • IS-240.C: Leadership and Influence
  • IS-241.C: Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • IS-242.C: Effective Communication
  • IS-244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-800.D: 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.

PHYSICAL CLASS: Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.


Out-of-Class Experience will not be accepted for this examination .

*Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national, or international accrediting agencies, which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources (OHR). Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of InternationalCredential Evaluators. Inc.

**In order to receive credit for a Bachelor's Degree or higher degree, you MUST attach a legible copy of your "official" diploma, "official" transcripts, or "official" letter from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization 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 within seven (7) calendar days from the application submission. Please ensure to indicate the examination title and number on the subject of your email.

*** Progressively Responsible Professional is defined as demonstrating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility (e.g., Ability to lead and guide group efforts), and working independently in emergency management (i.e., disaster preparedness, emergency response, mitigation, recovery, disaster cost) including extensive knowledge of and experience with program-related areas, processes, and procedures.

****In the County of Los Angeles, experience at the level of Emergency Management Coordinator III, CEO is defined as supervising or leading and performing highly-complex organization-wide disaster and emergency management planning, response and recovery work, under direction of a higher-level supervisor or CEO Manager.

*****In order to receive credit for any certifications, you MUST attach a legible copy your certificate, 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 within seven (7) calendar days from the application submission. Please ensure to indicate the examination title and number on the subject of your email.
Additional Information

Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using these two (2) assessments:

PART I: Multiple Choice and/or Simulation Assessments weighted at 60% assessing :
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Analyzing Information
  • Empathy
  • Sharing Knowledge and Guidance
  • Controlling Emotions
  • Management Judgment
  • Management Potential
  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Working Relationships
  • Learning Quickly
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Working to High Quality Standards
  • Adapting to Change
THESE ASSESSMENTS FALL UNDER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19, WHICH MEANS YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO REVIEW THE QUESTIONS OR YOUR RESPONSES ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ASSESSMENTS. Only applicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice and/or simulation assessments will proceed to Part II of the examination.

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


NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position. Please add,,,, and donot-reply@amcatmail.comto your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.


  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.

TEST PREPARATION: Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you prepare for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online practice tests are available at .

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT:The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of six (6) months. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

TESTING ACCOMMODATION: If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, you will be given the opportunity to make a request when completing your application. Please note, you may be required to submit documentation from a qualified medical provider or other qualified professional to support your request for a testing accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online only. We must receive your application before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. 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 website. Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. deadline 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 , 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.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements as listed on this job posting. 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.

Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an 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 demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

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.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications.

Have any questions about anything listed above? Contact us:

Department Contact Name: Yuliya Filonova

Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2937

Department Contact Email:

Exam Number: M0836C-R

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
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