Disaster Recovery Field Operations Coordinator

County Of Mendocino   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Quality Control
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Posted on April 17, 2021

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Safety / Emergency Management, or a related field and three (3) years of  administrative, technical or operational experience in a government or disaster response agency, planning and executing emergency preparedness activities, or environmental/hazardous materials duties.  
 
Education Substitution: - Up to two (2) years of the education requirement may be substituted by an additional two (2) years of directly related experience:  Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Safety / Emergency Management, or a related field and five (5) years of administrative, technical or operational experience in a government or disaster response agency, planning and executing emergency preparedness activities, or environmental/hazardous materials duties.  
 
Experience Substitution:  A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Public Safety / Emergency Management, or related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the experience requirement.
 
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Driver’s License

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Federal and state disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation programs; applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances.
  • Principle, practices and standards relating to emergency and hazard preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation concepts. 
  • Government operations, organization and functions of County departments and agencies and external governmental bodies and agencies related to area of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of public administration, including budgetary principles and practices, reporting and maintenance of public records.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution; public sector supervision and personnel management.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. 
  • Principle and practices of effective business communication.
  • Structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination. 
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.
  • General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as basic knowledge of computers, related equipment and general office equipment.

 
 Skill in: 

  • Identifying potential hazards and recommend necessary preparedness and response actions to protect public safety, property, and natural and environmental resources.
  • Long-range systems planning and needs forecasting.
  • Applying principles of management, leadership, motivation, team-building and conflict resolution.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership to subordinate personnel and to develop cooperative working relationships with employees, senior management, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Developing, implementing and interpreting goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls.
  • Analyzing complex problems, evaluating alternatives and making creative recommendations.
  • Exercising tact, discretion, and sound independent judgment within established policy guidelines and legal constraints.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of citizens, public and private organizations, boards, commissions, and County staff. 
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Researching, compiling, interpreting and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Understanding, interpreting and communicating complicated policies, procedures and protocols. 
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with internal staff, citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.
  • Using a computer terminal to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information, operating complex computer programs. 
  • Operating and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, telephone systems, etc.

 
 Mental and Physical Abilities: 

  • Provide professional and effective consultation, assistance, and direction. 
  • Effectively assemble, organize and present in written and/or oral form, reports containing alternative solutions and recommendations regarding specific resources, plans and policies. 
  • Understand and demonstrate business and political acumen.
  • Effectively engage collaborative partners, service providers and service consumers, and the public in general. 
  • Effectively represent the department, division, and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals. 
  • Formulate policies and plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement decisions.
  • Identify, define and analyze administrative, operational and programmatic problems and develop recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other departments and agencies, boards and commissions, public officials, community groups and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Provide effective leadership in the development of new or improved procedures, rules, regulations and 
  • policies. 
  • Work under pressure, establish priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Deal tactfully, convincingly and effectively with departmental personnel, government officials, representatives of special interest groups and the general public. 
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of staff, delegate, supervise and follow-up on assigned work.
  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound independent judgment when making decisions within general policy guidelines. 
  • Demonstrate tact, patience, and have an understanding of the problems of citizens and staff. Responding to stressful and sensitive situations in a calm, professional and confidential manner.
  • Prepare and present concise and well organized written and oral reports of a technical nature; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Speak effectively before groups and organizations and have the poise and tact to handle sensitive and confidential matters with public entities and the media
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 25 pounds. 
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent may be required to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like using feet and legs or hands and arms and to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. 
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use color, sound, texture, odor and shape perception and discrimination.

 

Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference "see résumé" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address.  Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative.  Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan.  Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards.  Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.