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Emergency Services Coordinator - San Bernardino County, CA


Department of Food & Agriculture



$4,611 - $6,913 a month


Job Description and Duties


Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.


Under general direction of the EPRS Program Manager II, the incumbent will serve as the technical expert developing and planning the infrastructure for a robust animal care natural and man-made disaster response exercise program utilizing the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model. The incumbent must have knowledge of the ICS, the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), the National Incident Management System, and must be an effective speaker in a group setting and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software. The incumbent must have effective oral and written communication skills as well as organizational, leadership, and project planning skills; be able to meet deadlines; work well under pressure; and establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees and personnel within the Department as well as with other local, state, and federal agencies, stakeholder organizations, and the public.


  • Develop an all-hazards Exercise program to complement EPRS training goals and objectives and enhance statewide emergency response capabilities; participate in local, state and federal exercises; coordinate participation of CDFA response personnel
  • Research, plan, coordinate, evaluate, recommend, and apply HSEEP methods and procedures during all phases of emergency management exercise planning
  • Contribute to the development of the AHFSS multi-year Emergency Preparedness training and exercise plan
  • Serve as an ICS technical expert during all phases of exercise planning
  • Serve as an AHB representative to the United States Department of Agriculture National Training and Exercise Program workgroups, ensuring EPRS representation; committee assignments are delegated, tracked and monitored; workgroup assignments are completed and submitted by the due dates, and AHB activities are reported on quarterly federal cooperative agreements; lead workgroup committees when assigned
  • Determine Exercise Planning Timeline for all phases of exercise planning according to the HSEEP model
  • Develop original materials and facilitate exercise planning meetings and exercises
  • Document animal care natural and man-made disaster emergency management exercise mission areas: Prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery
  • Identify and develop exercise(s) scope: exercise type, participation level, duration, location, and parameters
  • Ensure exercises meet program objectives and align with core capabilities
  • Identify relevant plans, policies, and procedures to be tested
  • Identify and invite participating organizations and their extent of play
  • Identify exercise locations and reserve; arrange all logistical needs (invitations, table set up, electrical needs, lunch arrangements, etc.)
  • Identify and create the necessary meeting and exercise visual presentations, technology applications, documents and forms (agendas, maps, etc.)
  • Determine technology needs and reserve and schedule necessary equipment
  • Research and maintain awareness of exercise best practices and exercise planning and evaluation guidelines and ensure exercise manuals, documents, exercise staffing and guides are consistent
  • Collaborate with the Senior Emergency Services Coordinator to coordinate and ensure exercises complement the EPRS program goals and objectives.
  • Interact and communicate verbally in a professional manner with coworkers, external agency personnel and stakeholders
  • Serve as the exercise contract lead to develop and manage any necessary contracts


Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Emergency Services Coordinator



$4,611.00 - $6,913.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

San Bernardino County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Within the AHB, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section (EPRS) provides leadership for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response for all emergencies that fall under the jurisdiction of AHFSS. During non-emergencies, the EPRS focuses on planning, prevention, training, responder exercises, and policy development for emergency response. When animal health and food safety emergencies or natural disasters arise, EPRS personnel are required to travel to an incident on short notice for extended periods of time and work extended hours. Incumbents will fill Incident Command System (ICS) roles in an Incident Command Post (ICP) or as an Agency Representative at an Operations Center (Department, State or local government).

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Food & Agriculture

Attn: Human Resources Branch JC-184849

1220 N Street, Room 242

Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Human Resources Branch JC-184849

1220 N Street, Room 242

Sacramento, CA 95814

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS PREFERRED. All mail or drop-off applications must include JC-184849.

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

The duties of this position are primarily conducted indoors on the ground floor of an office building in Ontario, California. The office is accessible through an entrance off a parking lot with an accessible restroom. The incumbent’s office space is in close proximity to other staff. The office is equipped with a desk and chair, a computer with various software programs, and a telephone with voice mail. Indoor activities may include operating a computer and various software, entering information in a computer database, operating a copier, fax, printer, telephone, calculator, filing drawers and bins, and processing paperwork.


Travel for extensive periods may be required during an emergency response; including nights, weekends, and holidays. During emergency response periods, duties may require working long shifts at hours other than the normal work hours.


Outdoor activities may include:


  • Inspecting livestock at farms, ranches, and sale yards or other livestock facilities


  • Occasional travel by State vehicle or other modes of transportation to various locations in the district for assignments, emergency planning exercises, or meetings


The incumbent may encounter:


  • Confrontational, unfriendly or irate individuals
  • Quickly moving heavy gates
  • Stampeding livestock
  • Crowded milking parlors
  • Heavy machinery
  • Extremes in temperature
  • High levels of noise
  • Various unpleasant odors


Depending on the task, the incumbent must be able to spend significant amounts of time:


  • Moving, sitting, or bending
  • Typing or working on a computer
  • Reaching above, at, or below shoulder height
  • Twisting at the waist
  • Move neck freely in all directions.


The incumbent must be able to:


  • Move or transport up to 25 pounds
  • Drive long distances (up to 8 hours) to reach destinations


The work environment during an emergency response may vary considerably from the normal work setting.


Please review the Benefits Summary link for an explanation of State benefits.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Donald Leidolf
(916) 900-5305

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 654-1005

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Hard Copy Applications

If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 7/2019 version.

Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, salary or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.


If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.


Upon hire you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree or certificate.


Applicants with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.


This position may require a medical clearance.


Alternate Classifications and Training and Development assignments may be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.





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