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Temporary Emergency Services Coordinator at County of Riverside in Riverside, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


A Spanish exam will be administered to those who qualify.

The first review of applications will be on April 04, 2023

The County of Riverside's Human Resources Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) seeks two Temporary Emergency Services Coordinators to provide support to the Emergency Management Department in Riverside and Indio.

Incumbents may have to travel as far as Blythe in a county vehicle; develop and distribute daily situation reports; attend meetings; transport possibly COVID-19 positive individuals to testing and shelter sites; schedule pick-ups; communicate with Public Health, Border Patrol, and other departments as needed.

The ideal candidate will need to be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; understand how to use laptops; have excellent customer service skills, speak and read Spanish, and have a medical background.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, with many opportunities for over-time, including weekends.

Meet the Team!

TAP Benefits:


• Plan, develop, and coordinate response to multi-hazard emergency or disaster conditions involving earthquakes, major fire/wildfires, hazardous materials, nuclear incidents, imminent/actual flooding, imminent/actual dam failures, and transportation networks.

• Develop, implement, and maintain program elements for multiple County emergency management plans in accordance with the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS); review and evaluate local, state, and federal laws and regulations as they relate to disaster and emergency response program elements.

• Research, analyze, develop, and coordinate emergency preparedness procedures, response and recover plans and resources for all County unincorporated areas, individual cities on a contract basis or assigned division of responsibility; confer with various public, private and nonprofit agencies and officials to identify human and material resource needs and to formulate plans for resource mobilization during an emergency, including considerations for special accommodations (e.g., English language proficiency, individuals with disabilities, children, and the elderly, etc.)

• Plan, maintain, and coordinate the activation of Emergency Operations Center facilities, equipment and associated functional annexes in accordance with state and federal requirements; coordinate and provide support to fire and hazardous materials response teams; provide technical supervision over emergency response volunteers.

• Design and conduct emergency management exercises; provide instruction and guidance at emergency management exercise and assist event participants; evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of exercise and event responses; conduct tests of telecommunications, radiological, and other emergency operations equipment.

• Receive training in specialized technical fields; develop and conduct in-service programs for emergency response personnel; present public education demonstrations in areas of expertise and/or certification; compile, develop, and prepare instructional materials for emergency response training and public education and coordinate ongoing public education programs.

• Compile documentation necessary to prepare detailed reports for applications to state and federal emergency management agencies for reimbursement and financial assistance needed to recover from declared disasters.

• Assist in providing information and recommendations in the development, administration and monitoring of the emergency services budget; oversee expenditures and maintain emergency services inventory control; coordinate fixed asset design, purchase and installation in support of emergency management services and programs.

• Participate in the management and support of designated Emergency Committees.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, preferably with major coursework in emergency management, public or business administration, environmental sciences, communications, urban studies, or a related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of the required education.)

Experience: One year in an emergency management environment, which included primary responsibility for program coordination, project management or planning, analyzing, and recommending solutions for emergency and disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Knowledge of: The principles of planning, developing, and coordinating emergency management services; the techniques of emergency response and recovery; interrelationships, responsibilities, goals, and functions of local, state, and federal government in planning and implementing emergency management services; emergency communications and computer systems/applications; techniques of training and public speaking; public relations.

Ability to: Anticipate, analyze, and evaluate potential disaster problems; understand and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and directives governing disaster/ emergency preparedness; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals; elicit the cooperation and support of County and city personnel and volunteers; prepare comprehensive reports and plans involving detail and coordination; communicate effectively in verbal and written form.

Other Requirements :
Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Veterans' Preference:
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. Policy is available here:


Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees and/or current employees may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the applications received.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted. Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application. All applicants are required to provide a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account, prior to the closing date of the job posting. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).

For questions regarding this position, contact Cindy Mendez at

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)

    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)

    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance).

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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