Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, clean technology and advanced manufacturing, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks, nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,000 residents. With its strong and diversified business base, Fremont is an important economic force in the region. The City strives to be an innovator in municipal government, with dynamic leadership provided by the City Council and City Manager.
Under administrative direction from the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, the Emergency Services Manager will develop, coordinate and implement the City’s preparedness, and response and recovery programs. In addition, the position will provide expert, professional assistance to the City’s executive management staff, and train and supervise assigned staff.
Examples of Responsibilities
· Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and modifies emergency management functions and programs to ensure the readiness of the City’s Emergency Operations and personnel; develops goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for such functions and programs.
· Schedules regular testing procedures to insure operational efficiencies and activates sections of the emergency plan at the direction of the Fire Chief and City Manager.
· Maintains the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program and provides CERT/MRC members with training exercises in emergency relief efforts.
· Manages the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Committee, which is tasked with improving the operational readiness of the EOC.
· Trains, or provides for the training of, various City personnel to establish and fulfill roles and responsibilities for emergency preparedness; coordinates City and regional training exercises; evaluates and makes recommendations on training materials and equipment related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
· Prepares user manuals for emergency procedures.
· Partners with representatives of City departments, public and private support and relief agencies, businesses, homeowners, educational and other groups regarding City emergency services.
· Assists in the preparation and administration of the division budget; develops and monitors grant-funded program budgets; and monitors Federal and State disaster reimbursement programs.
· Identifies potential hazards in the community and develops action plans while monitoring natural disasters, hazardous spills, biological and chemical attacks and other acts of terrorism.
· Works closely with Staff and other public and private groups to coordinate plans for city-wide emergency services projects.
· Coordinates critical infrastructure and telecommunication needs in the event of an emergency and administers any EOC management software system for the City.
· Advises Fire Chief during an emergency in the full operation of the Emergency Operations Center.
· Prepares or reviews reports for the City Manager, City Council, Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Disaster Council or other commissions.
· Represents the department before civic and community groups and increases community participation in the programs via outreach activities.
· Plans, organizes, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff and volunteers.
· Confers and negotiates agreements with public, non-profit and private sector resource agencies for support of the City before, during and after a declared emergency.
· Confers with State and Federal emergency management representatives in supporting City emergency management activities and assures conformity of City emergency management programs with Federal and State requirements.
· Promotes citizen and community hazards awareness and disaster education programs, provides self-help programs on emergency planning and preparedness, as well as hazard identification and risk assessment to neighborhoods, school districts and businesses.
· Works to foster a City-wide integration of disaster resistant community goal with those of sustainable development.
· Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the principles and practices of emergency services program development and administration, disaster preparedness and planning, acquired via a combination of specialized emergency management education, certification, and significant emergency services program management experience. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage and direct a comprehensive city-wide emergency services program, and the ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of assigned staff, generally temps or volunteers at an unprecedented time of emergency in our region. A degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, or equivalent coursework and certification(s) from an emergency management organization(s) is highly desirable.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties of the job would be qualifying. A typical way to accomplish this includes:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Communication, Emergency Management or a related field.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in emergency response management, including a minimum of one (1) year at the full supervisory level that includes experience in the development of an Emergency Operations Center, disaster preparedness plans, educational/training programs, and the coordination of multi-agency and municipal emergency response.
· This position requires the ability to travel independently within and outside City limits.
· Possession of a Class C California driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.
Annual Salary Range – $111,891 to $151,052. Placement within the range will be made depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The following generous benefits are provided:
Medical – A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS.
Dental – Plans are offered through Delta Dental.
Vision – Plans are offered through VSP.
Health Benefit Allowance – The City contributes up to $2,280 towards health benefit premiums (medical, dental and vision) and unused allowance up to $580 is paid monthly to the employee.
Retirement – As defined by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and in the CalPERS retirement system:
· Classic Members will receive CalPERS retirement benefits under the 2% at age 60 plan.
· New Members will receive CalPERS retirement benefits under the 2% at age 62 plan.
· Voluntary Plan Options – The City offers two optional 457 plans for employee participation.
· 401(a) – 2% City paid contribution.
Income Protection – The City provides basic plan coverage for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability with additional coverage available for purchase by the employee.
Flexible Benefit Plan – Employees have the option to contribute tax-free income for medical premiums, healthcare reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement.
Commuter Benefits (Parking and Transportation) – Employees have the option to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for work-related commuting and parking expenses.
General Leave – Up to 128 hours per year
Management Leave – Up to 112 hours per year
Holidays – 12 days paid
To be considered for this opportunity, apply online.
The application process requires the following:
· Completed application
· Cover letter
· Supplemental questionnaire