Senior Emergency Services Coordinator

Recruitment #23-8723-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and supplemental questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. by the filing deadline.  Applications and supplemental questionnaires will only be accepted online.



The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center, and its Dispatch Unit; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 


The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $600 million and has over 1700 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Yesenia L. Sanchez, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff April Luckett-Fahimi, Assistant Sheriffs Emmanuel Christy and Daniel McNaughton.  


The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner’s Bureau
  • Operating a full-service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating the County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff's Academy website]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

For more detailed information about the agency, visit:  Alameda County's Sheriff's Office.


Under the general direction of the Emergency Services Supervisor, plans and coordinates the Alameda County emergency management and disaster preparedness program, and performs related work as required.

The incumbent of this position plans, staffs, coordinates, and directs the various programs and activities of the County Office of Emergency Services and coordinates, as the lead agency in the Alameda County Operational Area, information and resources during declared emergencies. This position differs from the next higher position, Emergency Services Supervisor, by the latter position having responsibility for the supervision of staff. Incumbents must be willing to be on call and available on a 24-hour day basis.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Senior Emergency Services Coordinator (#8723). 


In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrated proficiency and experience in the following critical areas: 

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Building Partnerships
  • Information Monitoring
  • Decision Making
  • Political Savvy 


Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the classification of Emergency Services Coordinator II in the Alameda County classified service (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Administration, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, or a related field.

(Additional management-level work experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis).


The equivalent of two years of full-time management level experience in planning, budgeting and procedures development with an emergency services and disaster preparedness program, which included emergency program management or program planning and/or evaluation review activities.



Possession of an associate degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Public Administration, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, or a related field.



The equivalent of four years of full-time management level work experience in planning, budgeting and procedures development with an emergency services and disaster preparedness program, which included emergency program management or program planning and/or evaluation review activities.


All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Emergency services administration, program development and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation.
• Aspects of emergency services administration including appropriate methods, procedures and technical expertise.
• State and federal laws and ordinances related to local and regional disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
• Technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency and disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
• Principles and practices of public administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, modern information systems applications, and organization development.
• The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS), Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS.

Ability to:

• Understand and utilize technical equipment and programs necessary to the operation of the Office of Emergency Services.
• Competently use communication systems, computers, display systems, software programs, mapping systems and other software utilized in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and in the OES Emergency Management program.
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the staff and functions of an emergency preparedness, recovery and response operation.
• Direct and coordinate all levels of personnel and aspects of emergency services administration in an actual emergency or disaster situation.
• Determine emergency service and disaster preparedness program objectives and priorities to achieve an integrated, focused approach to achieve those objectives.
• Formulate and implement policies, plans and procedures for monitoring and reviewing OES responses in a time of disaster; analyze and evaluate statistical data and reports related to emergency services, and prepare periodic reports required by county, state and federal agencies.
• Write and/or approve and coordinate budget requests and claims for reimbursement of funds.
• Interpret, apply and explain county policies and state and federal legislation related to emergency services.
• Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate staff.
• Keep informed of new technology, trends and techniques in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief including computer programs associated with the maintenance and update of the emergency response plans.
• Communicate effectively.
• Use a variety of communication methods to negotiate and gain acceptance, cooperation and agreement of plans, activities and programs.



1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2) A review of candidates’ supplemental questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process.

3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



Deadline for Filing:

*Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 5:00 PM

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

*Friday, March 15, 2024

Supplemental Questionnaire Review for Best Qualified

*Monday, March 25, 2024

Oral Interviews

*Week of April 22, 2024

*Updated 2/1/2024



Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.


For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website:  


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall wellbeing.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g., At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g., theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Childcare Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 |


All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

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