8603 Emergency Services Coordinator III

Recruitment #PBT-8603-067455

Introduction

 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Rule 111.A of the San Francisco Civil Service Commission Rules.   

 

The Human Services Agency is a department of the City and County of San Francisco and the central resource for public assistance in the City. HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing city departments, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Aging and Adult Services. The Office of Early Care and Education joined the Agency in 2013.The agency retains two commissions and two department heads. Our mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco.  

 

We provide a safety net for individuals and families by offering income support, community-based living support, and assistance getting food, housing, and health coverage. We offer programs and services that ensure the protection and safety of children, the elderly and dependent adults. We help people secure employment through training, job search and child care assistance 

 

Position Description: 

 

Under direction, the Emergency Services Coordinator III prepares, organizes, directs, and manages the Human Services Agency (HSA) response emergency services in the event of a natural disaster such as: fire, earthquakes, floods, manmade emergencies such as terrorist activity and other catastrophic events; serves as the Agency’s liaison with the City & County of San Francisco Office of Emergency Services (OEC).  Essential duties in this class include, but are not limited to: planning, organizing, directing, maintaining, and evaluating the emergency and disaster plan for the Agency; assuming the role of Operations Section Chief (OSC) or other command duties at the HSA DOC; coordinating, and ensuring building specific emergency evacuations plans are current and meet guidelines for the overall Agency plan; implementing the Agency’s communication plan for emergency activation; planning, coordinating, and executing semi-annual emergency evacuation drills at each Agency location; acting as the Agency’s point of contact in multi-tenant buildings to assist the property manager in planning, coordinating, and executing such drills; developing and maximizing the learning potential of the Agency by researching and analyzing best practices in the field of disaster and emergency planning and by executing trainings, seminars, workshops, table tops, and functional exercises at the HSA DOC; developing, and implementing emergency planning policies, operations, and procedures for the Agency; serving as the Agency lead for the City’s Care & Shelter Response Plan; responding to local emergencies/disasters; coordinating services at large events to ensure efficient and effective management of services.           

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Training:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;  AND

Completion of United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS 100.b, OR ICS 100, IS 200.b, OR ICS 200, AND IS 700/800.

Experience:

Four (4) years of experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or a closely related field  

Substitution: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.  

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field can substitute for up to three (3) years of the required.

Additional experience in emergency/disaster planning and management, as described above, may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year.

License:

Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver’s license.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement PBT-8603-067455
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Dorys Lorio, by telephone at (415) 557-5733 or by email at Dorys.Lorio@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Written Multiple Choice Exam: (Weight - 100%)  

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to determine their relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas, including but not limited to: knowledge of inventory procedures, record keeping ability, mathematical ability, computer skills, human relations and written communication.

This is a standardized written multiple-choice examination. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five (5) Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Requests:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Exam Type:  Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: May 25, 2016 
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-8603-067455

HSA/ DL / (415) 557-5733

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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