ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN AND COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
Program Specialist II assigned to Emergency Management
Current Monthly Salary Range: $8,712.98 to $10,590.68
Submission Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Why would you want to work here?
The Santa Clara County Fire Department is a progressive Department of dedicated and skilled employees, focused on providing the absolute best courtesy and service possible to our customers and served jurisdictions. Employees often describe the Department as a family where employees are not simply viewed as a number, but rather a valued and talented member of our team focused on contributing to and serving our communities.
Why the Office of Emergency Services?
This is an opportunity to contribute to our communities in a very real way in the field of emergency management and emergency operation plans and procedures. Emergencies are becoming more and more common as recent record setting events have demonstrated. Significant disasters such as earthquakes and major fires, or major events of national significance enlist the personnel of the Office of Emergency Services (OES) through pre-plans, training and exercise, coordination, recovery and mitigation while working collaboratively with fire, police, EMS, elected officials, city managers, partnering agencies along with the operational area jurisdictions. Not only does the Program Specialist II work with these entities, but also works with communities to help be prepared for these large scale emergencies. The OES is a talented, dedicated and team oriented group of individuals all with a unified goal of working to promote disaster preparedness through preparing plans, educating and preparing the communities we serve in this county.
The OES is quickly becoming one of the premier emergency management organizations in the state in one of the largest operational areas within the state. This talented, dedicated and team orientated group of individuals have a unified goal of working to promote disaster resilience through preparing plans, educating and preparing the communities we serve in this county. Our emergency managers have deployed to Lake, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and the Butte counties to support Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations. Join our team of professionals that make a difference every day!
What benefits do we offer?
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The classification of Program Specialist II is a Fair Labor Standards Act non-exempt position in the Classified Service.
This classification is represented by International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1165.
What will you do as a Program Specialist II assigned to Emergency Management? (For more detailed information, please refer to the Program Specialist II job specification located at www.sccfd.org.)
What will you bring to County Fire?
How can you qualify for this position? You have two (2) options you can follow to qualify!
The following certifications are highly desirable:
Skills & Ability to:
Curious about the working conditions and physical demands?
In the position of Program Specialist II assigned to Emergency Management, the incumbent will be 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; lift up to 25 pounds.
Required License: Possession of a valid state of California driver’s license.
Pre-Employment Requirements: The candidate must pass a background check, Live Scan fingerprinting, and medical examination.
Ready to apply? Here’s what to do:
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 an applicant profile. As part of the submittal, you are required to upload your résumé where indicated. Proof of education will need to be uploaded where it asks for "Additional Documents." Please complete the supplemental questions where prompted to do so. The submission must be completed by the stated deadline.
Don't miss out on this opportunity! The submission deadline is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Incomplete or late submittals will not be accepted or considered.
Based upon a review of the application packets, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral board with a teaching presentation and written exercises. In cases where a high number of applications are received (as determined by the Department), the order in which the application was received may be used to determine eligibility to continue in the recruitment process. The oral board interview, teaching presentation and written exercise are tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 and 18, 2019. Final interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 29, 2019.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
If you have additional questions regarding the position of Program Specialist II assigned to Emergency Management or the application and selection process outlined herein, please contact Debbie Kelleher, Management Analyst, Personnel Services at (408) 341-4460.
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked
without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.