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The County of Calaveras Administration Department is seeking a Director of Emergency Services. We are seeking to build a team for our newly reorganized Office of Emergency Services (OES), now housed under the County’s Administration Department.
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Job Category:
Executive Mgmt.
Job Type:
Admin Office


Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled. Apply Now. 


SALARY: $85,092.80 - $103,459.20/yr.

RANGE: 471

UNIT: Unrepresented

FLSA: Exempt


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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The County of Calaveras Administration Department is seeking a Director of Emergency Services. We are seeking to build a team for our newly reorganized Office of Emergency Services (OES), now housed under the County’s Administration Department. The incumbent will have the opportunity to develop structure, policies and networks from the ground up and will play a key role in developing a model OES program for Calaveras County.  The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, deferred compensation with a county match, a CalPERS pension and much more.


The incumbent will be serving at the will of the County Administrative Officer and under administrative direction, implements, maintains and manages the County’s emergency services programs and staff assigned to achieve the departmental missions; coordinates County emergency and disaster related efforts in budgeting, planning, response, recovery and hazard mitigation issues and preparedness activities; coordinates mutual aid services other than fire and law enforcement; provides strategic and operational oversight to County agencies involved in emergency or disaster matters; prepares press releases and communicates the programs strategy to diverse groups; seeks grants to enhance and promote emergency preparedness and disaster recovery; assures compliance of all activities with County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and County policies and procedures; and performs other related duties as required.



This single incumbent classification reports to the County Administrative Officer or designee and requires a high degree of administrative and communication skills to maximize emergency response capabilities, and to manage and coordinate overall administrative and program responsibility for the County’s Emergency Services Program.  The incumbent is responsible for the operation of a countywide emergency preparedness program, including management of the County’s emergency services/disaster planning functions and program effectiveness; establishment of countywide emergency services policies and coordination of the involvement of a variety of County departments, and other jurisdictions and agencies.  The incumbent is responsible for providing complex administrative support to the County Administrative Officer, Board of Supervisors and other policy making bodies of elected and appointed officials, as well as representatives of the non-profit and private sectors.  This position is required to be on-call and subjected to extended work hours as needed.


  • Serves as the lead County official in emergency management/disaster preparedness; may serve as lead official for other jurisdictions as authorized by the County Administrative Officer and/or Board of Supervisors.
  • Oversees and administers all aspects of emergency/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, which may include implementation of applicable portions of the emergency plan during disasters and emergency powers in the event of a local emergency;
  • Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates policies, plans and procedures for monitoring and evaluating emergency services capabilities during emergencies and disasters.
  • Plans, implements, coordinates and directs countywide emergency services programs including, resource management, operational readiness, response, rescue, and evacuation plans;
  • Determines emergency management objectives and priorities consistent with established goals;
  • Develops strategic vision, policies, plans and procedures to achieve identified objectives and priorities.
  • Develops performance measures that support County initiatives and strategic goals for emergency management.Ensures planning incorporates whole community concepts and community resiliency principles;
  • Evaluates applicable State and Federal legislation affecting departmental operations and functions; develops and/or implements recommendations to policies, plans and/or system changes to ensure adherence to ordinances, regulations and rules
  • Coordinates and promotes emergency planning, resiliency building with affected County departments, city, special districts, non-profit organizations, as well as business and private organizations
  • Directs and coordinates preparation of a variety of contingency plans, in response to identification of hazards including radiological safety, transportation accidents, hazardous materials related incidents, earthquakes, fires, floods, civil defense, and other emergencies;
  • Prepares, manages and monitors the Emergency Services annual budget and expenditures;
  • Reviews program funding needs; obtains Federal emergency management funds, and directs the programs participation in other State and Federal revenue programs.
  • Oversees the preparation and administration of grand funding;
  • Conducts, facilitates and attends informational seminars, conference, exercises, presentations and public and professional meetings regarding governmental policies and procedures related to emergency management;
  • Oversees a public education program for schools, community groups, and the general public;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the County Administrative Officer.



Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and methods related to emergency management and related programs; principles and practices of emergency services administration, program development and evaluation; emergency response and disaster preparedness systems including, but not limited to, national Incident Management Systems (NIMS), State Emergency Management System (SEMS) and related systems; Federal, State and local laws, policies, programs and plans for emergency and disaster management; background and objectives of Federal, State, regional and local emergency services programs and systems; topography and geography used in determining, evaluating, and planning responses to hazards and disasters; technology and trends in areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery; methods for improving the whole community resiliency model; statistical and analytical techniques applicable to disaster and recovery analysis; techniques employed in public presentations, group dynamics; negotiation techniques and consensus building techniques;  applicable statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations; County policies and procedures;  principles, practices, and trends in public administration, leadership, management and strategic planning; principles and practices of governmental budgeting, contract management, and grant programs and fiscal planning.


Skill to:

Direct an operational area program involving a variety of County departments and staff, member agencies, volunteer groups, businesses and community service organizations; formulate and implement countywide emergency plans; evaluate, develop and implement technological changes to improve systems and programs; analyze the potential for disasters and oversee development of comprehensive plans for mitigation, response, and recovery and rescue; analyze emergency situations accurately and implement an effective course of action; interpret and evaluate departmental policies, programs and practices; define problem areas; plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement policy decisions; collect, analyze and evaluate complex data and problems, select alternatives, identify consequences, and develop sound recommendations;  prepare comprehensive reports and implement plans and policies; understand, interpret, explain and apply pertinent laws, rules, regulations and ordinances; exercise independent judgment and initiative in solving difficult administrative, technical and personnel problems or issues; work well under pressure with changing issues and emergency conditions and status; recognize and respond appropriately to problems of a sensitive or political nature; coordinate resources and activities of others; communicate effectively orally and in writing, including skill to prepare administrative, technical and statistical reports and comprehensive emergency response plans; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those contacted during the course of work.


Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a relevant technical or disaster planning degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred.

Four (4) years’ responsible professional level experience in administration and policy and procedure development, purchasing, budget development, research and program analysis in the area of emergency management, or closely related field.

Possession of a California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Emergency Management Specialist Certificate or International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associated Emergency Manager (AEM) is highly desired.

Completion of Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) Professional Development Series must be obtained within one (1) year of appointment.


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.




Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.





Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone. 


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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