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Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Company: Southwestern Community College
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to--bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Please see Special Instructions for more details.REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL:1) Upload FEMA's Basic Emergency Managers Academy certificate of completion under "Licenses & Other Requirement"2) Upload training certificates in ICS, SEMS, NIMS, NDMS, the FEMA series, or related training programs, if applicable under "Other Certificate" Posting Number: 0601054 Open Date: 02/16/2021 Position Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Working Title: Department: College Police Work Site: Position Type: Classified Bargaining Months of Service: 12 months FTE: 1.0 40 District Values: Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment. Job Description Responsibilities: Under direction of assigned supervisory or management staff, oversee and coordinate Southwestern Community College District's emergency preparedness program; oversee the development, implementation, and routine review of the Emergency Preparedness Response Plan; oversee the development, coordination, and delivery of training programs and drills for Southwestern Community College District employees; and collaborate with other public and private agencies to ensure that local first responders and local public health departments response is a coordinated effort.

1. Oversee and coordinate Southwestern Community College District's Emergency Preparedness Program.
2. Oversee the development and implementation of the District's Emergency Preparedness Plan; provide guidance and consultation to departmental staff in developing the Emergency Preparedness Plan and related procedures.
3. Conduct annual review of the District's Emergency Preparedness Plan; evaluate program compliance; interpret emergency management rules and regulations; recommend policy and program changes to respond to changing needs and requirements.
4. Prepare and deliver educational presentations to faculty, staff, students, and administration on Emergency Preparedness; disseminate information about campus initiatives and emergency preparedness programs.
5. Design, coordinate, and evaluate emergency management exercises; ensure the District is adequately prepared for, and successfully carries out, emergency preparedness disaster drills.
6. Develop, organize, and conduct disaster preparedness response training including facility evacuation and all required standardized Emergency Management System training for staff and volunteers.
7. Oversee and coordinate operations of the Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ); during an actual emergency, respond and activate the Emergency Operations Center; provide and/or oversee the work of others directing emergency services.
8. Identify and apply for state and federal emergency preparedness grants.
9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Knowledge & Abilities: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
Operations, services and activities of an emergency preparedness program.
Principles and practices of emergency preparedness program development and implementation.
Project planning and organizing skills.
Training principles and practices.
Methods and techniques of developing and maintaining technical and administrative manuals.
Oral and written communication skills.
Methods and techniques of disseminating information and soliciting support.
Modern office equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations.
Recent developments, current literature, and information related to emergency preparedness.

Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing emergency preparedness services and training.
Write and revise emergency plans.
Prepare and present accurate and concise reports, procedures, and other written materials.
Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
Elicit organizational support for emergency preparedness programs.
Provide emergency preparedness training to individuals and groups.
Respond to field emergencies and coordinate the response of resources.
Analyze state and federal legislation and recommend appropriate changes to District policy.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
Maintain effective working relationships with representatives from all levels of government, the media, and the public.
Analyze complex administrative and operational problems, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound conclusions.
Collect, evaluate, and interpret varied narrative and statistical information.
Identify and apply for state and federal emergency preparedness grants is desirable.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education & Experience: Any combination equivalent to: two (2) years of specialized and/or college-level course work in emergency preparedness, public administration, business administration, or a related field
Successful completion of FEMA's Basic Emergency Managers Academy
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible emergency planning experience. Minimum Qualifications (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only) Desired Qualifications: Training certificates in ICS , SEMS , NIMS , NDMS , the FEMA series, or related training programs desired.

Emergency Medical Technician Certified ( EMT ) is desirable. Licenses and Other Requirements: Successful completion of FEMA's Basic Emergency Managers Academy.

Must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment physical examination if selected for position. Working Conditions: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in an office and field environment; travel from site to site.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate an Emergency Operations Center; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information operating motorized vehicles.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Range 28, Step 1-7, $5,061.55-$6,404.08 per month. Initial placement for external applicants is step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. Salary Schedule: Classified Bargaining Unit Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro). Start Date: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval. Screening Deadline: All application materials must be received on-line at . Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments): February 15-March 5, 2021 : Position advertised; District receives applications
March 5, 2021 : Initial screening deadline for guaranteed consideration.
March 15-26, 2021 : Reviewing of applications.
April 12-16, 2021 : Search Committee interviews candidates
May, 2021 : Tentative employment start date pending Governing Board approval. Open Until Filled Yes Required Applicant Docs Cont'd Southwestern College Online Application Supplemental Application: Special Instructions to Applicants: REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL :
1) Upload FEMA's Basic Emergency Managers Academy certificate of completion under "Licenses & Other Requirement"
2) Upload training certificates in ICS , SEMS , NIMS , NDMS , the FEMA series, or related training programs, if applicable under "Other Certificate" Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only) Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only)" section to read as follows, "To teach classes at Southwestern Community College District, an applicant must have completed coursework that meets the California Community College's Chancellor's Office Minimum Qualifications for Faculty. In some cases, an applicant who does not possess the exact degree title(s) listed by the State may meet State requirements for equivalency. In this case, the District follows a process to determine equivalency. If this is the case, please complete the Supplemental Equivalency Application , for Academic Employment and upload this form with your online application. Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.

Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA . This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.

For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.

Additional Information: We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at .

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan ( DAAPP ) - More information about the DAAPP , including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( ) Selection Procedure: A screening committee will evaluate applicants, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.


We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

HR Contact Information: Southwestern Community College
Human Resources (Bldg. 46B-150)
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 482-6395 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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