ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN AND COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
Senior Program Specialist assigned to CERT
Submission Deadline Extended: Noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Senior Program Specialist is a supervisory position that performs the more difficult and complex assignments including program management. The position of Senior Program Specialist assigned to Community Emergency Response Teams (Sr. PS CERT) organizes and directs activities related to community-based volunteer programs such as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and acts as a liaison between the Department jurisdictions and government agencies.
The work performed by the incumbent is under the direction of the Deputy Director of Emergency Management.
The incumbent may temporarily assume the duties of the Deputy Director of Emergency Management as determined by the Director of Emergency Management.
The Sr. Program Specialist is a Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt, represented position in the Classified Service.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Appointment for the Sr. PS CERT is generally made at the first step of the salary range. Retirement benefits will conform to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Currently, classic miscellaneous employees pay 8% of employee contribution, which is tax-deferred. Public Employee Pension Retirement Plan (PEPRA) employees currently pay 6.5%, which is tax-deferred.
Current benefits include: Full Department payment of medical and dental premiums; paid life insurance of $40,000; vision plan; education reimbursement plan; direct deposit plan; personal leave; sick leave; vacation; 13 holidays per year; 9/80 Alternate Work Schedule upon request; voluntary deferred compensation plan; and credit union service.
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This classification is represented by International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1165.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Please refer to the Senior Program Specialist job specification located at www.sccfd.org for more information.
Depending upon assigment, duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work related to emergency management, education, public administration, business, communication or a field of study that is related to the work and a minimum of two (2) years in a full time supervisory position or three (3) years in a lead capacity in emergency management, emergency response, program development and coordination, training, community outreach, or any related field to the work.
An associate’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years of which two (2) of these years are in a lead capacity in a broad and increasingly responsible full time position in emergency management, emergency response, program development and coordination, training, community outreach or related field to the work.
Certifications or training related to program management and development, CERT Train-the-Trainer certification, CERT Program Manager certification, CERT specific certifications and qualifications, certifications in emergency management, fire science, domestic preparedness, education and community-based volunteer programs.
Knowledge and Abilities
Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time, primarily in an office environment; finger dexterity and the ability to grasp objects with the fingers and palm; climb, stoop, crawl, kneel, crouch, push, pull, reach, stand, and walk for periods of time; lift up to 25 pounds.
Required License: Possession of a valid state of California driver's license.
Employment Condition: Must be flexible in work assignments. Assignment location, program assignments, assignment to a specialized function may occur and/or be subject to change based on the needs of the division.
Pre-Employment Requirements: The candidate must pass a background check, Live Scan fingerprint, and psychological evaluation, and complete a medical examination.
Interested applicants must apply for the position online by clicking on the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have not previously done so, you will need to complete a user profile. As part of the submittal, you are required to upload your résumé where indicated. In the area titled “Additional Documents,” please provide proof of education and the completed answers to the supplemental questions listed below. The submission must be completed by the stated deadline.
Responses should be complete, concise and specific. Your detailed response will enable us to evaluate your qualifications more accurately. Please address each question separately and be sure to include your name on each page of your document.
Submission deadline extended to: 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Incomplete or late submittals will not be accepted or considered.
Based upon a review of the submittals, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral board and teaching demonstration, which are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, 2018. The final selection interviews are tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018.
Should you have questions regarding the position of Sr. PS CERT or the application and selection process outlined herein, please contact Debbie Kelleher, Management Analyst, Personnel Services at (408) 341-4460 or email@example.com.
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed of implied contract.
The Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.