Union City

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Intern (20417831)

Project Specialist
Community Services
East Bay
10/9/2023 at 11:59pm
$18.00-$18.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates community members about disaster preparedness for all hazards that may impact our communities and trains our volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as light search and rescue, fire safety, and team organization using the Incident Command System (ICS).



Under the direction of the Emergency Services Coordinator (ESC), the CERT Intern will support the Union City and Newark CERT programs, coordinate monthly meetings, help CERT teams prepare for community outreach events and support those events.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (illustrative only):

  • Attend community events and provide information to community members about the CERT program.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings for both CERT programs and attend the monthly trainings.
  • Assist CERT volunteer coordinators in scheduling monthly meetings and training.
  • Respond to community members’ inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and update CERT database.
  • Assist with onboarding new CERT members.

Ideal Candidate


  • Completed FEMA IS 100, 700, 317 within 30 days of employment.
  • Interest in community engagement is highly desirable.
  • College studies around emergency management is highly desirable.



  • Part-Time position with a flexible schedule, working 10 hours per week.
  • Some evening and weekend shifts are required during the second and third week of each month.


The City of Union City is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Union City will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Travel: Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary. (OPTIONAL)

Special Instructions


The selection process may consist of, but limited to one or more of the following components:

  1. Screening for Best Qualified
  2. Supplemental Questionnaire
  3. Written Exam
  4. Performance Exam
  5. Oral Interview

Resumes may not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by e-mail. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of one year from the date the list is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from the list.



The City of Union City provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request. Please contact the Human Resources Department (hr@unioncity.org) if you will need reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the selection process.



The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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