COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
August 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)
The first review of applications will take place on September 12, 2018
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Under direction of a higher-level supervisor or CEO Manager, supervises or leads and performs highly-complex Countywide disaster and emergency management planning, response and recovery work.
Positions allocable to this class are restricted to the Chief Executive Office and provide professional staff support in the planning, coordination, 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 administration, mass care, and disaster and emergency response and recovery training. Incumbents research and complete complex technical and analytical assignments in disaster and emergency planning and serve on a rotational basis as a Duty Officer responsible for coordinating and monitoring the County's response to any emergency or disaster that impacts the Los Angeles County Operational Area. Work is varied and difficult with latitude for independent action and decision and the employee works with minimum supervision, conferring with a supervisor on unusual matters. Incumbents may supervise or lead a team of emergency management coordinators, and must demonstrate a knowledge of administration and supervision, leadership ability and skill in working with others sufficient to supervise two or more coordinators.
Incumbents in these positions require an expert knowledge of the principles, practices, purposes, and techniques of emergency planning and disaster response; geographic and demographic characteristics of the Southern California region; logistics and operations planning methods to coordinate and evaluate service delivery of emergency personnel and materials; training techniques and development of emergency services personnel; and demonstrate a knowledge of the principles of supervision and leadership.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Researches, develops, analyzes, and maintains complex and comprehensive emergency and disaster plans, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates, plans, designs, and executes disaster and emergency response and recovery exercises and training.
Recommends utilization of emergency response personnel, equipment, and supplies during emergencies.
Coordinates the response to active emergencies and disasters from the County Emergency Operations Center or a Field Incident Command Post.
Organizes and leads disaster recovery operations and leads Recovery Operational Area Coordination Meetings.
Develops and writes reports and correspondence; and maintains and provides disaster and emergency information to representatives of government agencies, community groups, business organizations, and the public.
Develops and prepares emergency information sheets, brochures, procedures manuals, and checklists.
Assists and advises schools, industry groups, the public and various groups in disaster preparedness efforts and ensures readiness of emergency operations personnel, facilities, and equipment.
Communicates verbally, in writing, or through graphic representations with County management, staff, the public, organized groups, and representatives of various agencies.
Coordinates emergency exercises and trains emergency services workers.
Operates emergency equipment communications systems and coordinates emergency response materials and personnel.
Supervises leads the work of Emergency Management staff, leads work groups, and coordinates the work of staff on specific projects and programs.
Serves on a rotational basis as a Duty Officer responsible for coordinating and monitoring the County's response to any emergency or disaster that impacts the Los Angeles County Operational Area.
Moves supplies and equipment to facilitate information, disaster preparedness, and disaster recovery efforts. May also walk or climb over uneven surfaces to assess damage after a disaster.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's degree in Homeland Security or Emergency Management -AND- two 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.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree -AND- Three 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.
Five 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.
One year of experience at the level of Emergency Management Coordinator II, CEO, or higher.
Certificates of successful completion of the following Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Independent Study Program courses*:
Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
Introduction to Exercises
ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Leadership and Influence
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Developing and Managing Volunteers
National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
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.
2 – Light. Involves light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:EXAMINATION CONTENT:This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
A multiple choice test weighted at 60% covering Deductive Reasoning, Professional Potential, Achievement, Influence, Independence, Confidence and Optimism, and Reliability.
MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Only applicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple choice test will proceed to Part II of the examination.
An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted at 40% covering Professional Technical Knowledge of Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Resources, and Emergency Management Techniques.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the register.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letters will be mailed via USPS. Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.
TRANSFER OF SCORES:
Applicants that have taken identical tests for other exams within the last twelve (12) months will have their scores for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.
The examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.
Test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for written employment tests:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html.
While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of 6 months following the date of promulgation.
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies at the Chief Executive Office as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.
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 web site.
In order to receive credit for any certification and/or degrees, you MUST attach a legible copy of certificate, diploma or official transcripts at the time of filing (preferred), or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email to email@example.com within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. 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.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after 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 meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE application and you may be disqualified.
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Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
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.
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