SENIOR MANAGER, CEO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 03, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Emergency Management Fire and EMS Public Safety
  • Salary: $170,708.64 - $258,381.13 Annually

Job Description



COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

FIRST DAY OF FILING
April 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PST)

The first review of applications will take place on April 19, 2019.

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

EXAM NUMBER
M0846B-R

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP): This positions is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

BENEFITS INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid leave days and an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.

DEFINITION:
The Senior Manager, CEO - Emergency Management hasimmediate charge of the Office of Emergency Management within the Chief Executive Office.

Essential Job Functions
Directs Countywide strategic emergency management planning for County departmentsby strategically looking towards the near and far future to evaluate unknown or unforeseen situations or events based on information and data (e.g., changes in climate, international terrorism, emerging vulnerable populations, changes in government policies and procedures, strategic Board priorities, etc.) and anticipating solutions to best position the Office of Emergency Management, the emergency organization of the County, and the Los Angeles County operational area; overseeing the development and implementation of disaster/emergency preparedness policies (i.e., preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation), plans, and procedures (e.g., agency emergency response plans, all hazard plans, hazard mitigation plans, organization and disaster plans, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), etc.), involving the County Departments, local, State and Federal jurisdictions, private industry, and the general public, for a variety of emergencies (e.g., fire, tsunami, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, etc.); and analyzing and interpreting State and County code and Federal guidelines (e.g., Comprehensive Planning Guide 101, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines and frameworks, County guidelines, Standardized Emergency Management System, etc.); in order to ensure County compliance and ensure emergency preparedness for the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated communities, and 288 special districts in the County.

Develops and managesstrategicpartnershipswith elected officials, private sector entities, Federal, State, and local government agencies (e.g., service organizations, media outlets, and public safety agencies) and other County departments by communicating with public/private entities (in-person, phone, or email) as a representative of the Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management, or the Los Angeles County Operational Area in public/private meetings, workshops, and conferences; and building relationships and consensus amongst a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g., Managers, Board members, agency representatives, community partners, etc.) in order to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships to implement the County's future emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts; successfully deliver completed emergency management initiatives; and provide subject matter expertise to senior leadership and policy makers.

Assesses, formulates, and directs a comprehensive communication strategy, such as communicating timely unfolding of disaster events, day-to-day operations, etc.by providing direction to emergency management professionals, senior and elected leaders, and County leadership in order to develop County capabilities; improve outcomes of emergency response and recovery; and address the information needs across a diverse communication group of stakeholders, such department heads, Board of Supervisors, emergency management professional staff, senior agency representatives, Board Offices, etc.

Coordinates the work of all emergency management programs, includingemergency preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery initiatives(e.g., community education, public information, emergency operations, training and exercises, operational integration, public assistance, and individual assistance) by working collaboratively with managers and staff assigned to multiple divisions; providing oversight; developing and initiating efficient emergency management strategies; developing new and innovative programs and initiatives in order to improve outcomes in the emergency management ecosystem and increase the capabilities throughout the operational area.

Preparesthedivision's annual budgetand approves programbudgetsby analyzing departmental budget requests; directing the analysis, coordination, and control of expenditures and revenues; reviewing and approving emergency management program budgets developed by staff; evaluating various funding options that most effectively align project expenses with the County's available resources as well as third-party grants; reviewing budget status reports for assigned budget units/funds in a timely manner; and forecasting the division's budget needs in order to ensure strategic and operational goals are being met; and ensure sufficient funding is available for programs.

Formulates policy and procedures for the administration of the divisionby anticipating existing and potential issues; directing the collection of data; leveraging existing knowledge on the laws and regulations affecting disaster/emergency preparedness; preparing reports on audit findings regarding resource utilization and audit results; and recommending changes in operations and financial activities in order to ensure the division and department is in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, and County rules, policies and procedures.

Supervises the work of subordinate managers and analysts(e.g., Manager, CEO, Supervising Emergency Management Coordinator, CEO, Emergency Management Coordinators, CEO, etc.)
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Five years of experience in a highly responsible managerial capacity*in emergency management or public safety, with responsibility for overseeing a disaster and emergency preparedness, response, mitigation, or recovery program through subordinate supervisors. The experience must have been at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Manager, CEO or higher**.

LICENSE:
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.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
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.

SPECIALTY REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*For this examination, highly responsible managerial capacity is defined as managing the organization, or a department, bureau, division, or equivalent scope within an organization; supervising and controlling the work of other supervisory, professional, or managerial employees; and exercising discretion over the day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has authority.

**For this examination, experience at the level of Manager, CEO is gained through having responsibility for assisting in the overall administration of a division of the Department of Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent level organization, having particular responsibility for one of the following County or organization-wide functions:
  • Budget analysis, coordination, and control
  • Capital projects forecasting and planning
  • Organization, systems, and management evaluation
  • Compensation policy
  • Employee relations
  • Emergency management
  • Legislative policy, development and analysis
  • Various specialized services provided for County departments and districts, contract cities, or the public

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist ofan evaluation of training, education, and experience weighted 100%. The examination will assess the following:
  • Knowledge of:
    • Disaster/Emergency Preparedness, Response, Mitigation, and Recovery Rules and Regulations
    • Emergency Management Techniques
    • The National Incident Management System
    • Administration and Management Principles
    • Performance Management Principles
Organizational & Process Improvement Skills Political & Organizational Navigation Problem Solving Negotiation Skills Oral Communication Skills
NOTE: Please make sure to add arocha@hr.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the exam in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Final results will be sent by US mail. Scores cannot be given over the phone.

TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare foremployment 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. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligibleregister resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Chief Executive Office as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION BY 5:00 P.M., PST, 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 ten (10) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email to arocha@hr.lacounty.gov within ten (10) 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 SELECTION 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Please note thatALLinformation included in the application materials is subject toVERIFICATIONat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.FALSIFICATIONof any information may result inDISQUALIFICATIONorRESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. UtilizingVERBIAGEfrom Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of dutiesWILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in anINCOMPLETE APPLICATIONand you may beDISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

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.

ADA Coordinator Email:adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone:(800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone:(800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name:Alfredo Rocha
Department Contact Phone:(213) 351-2922
Department Contact Email:arocha@hr.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: Continuous