The County of Ventura is seeking a highly motivated and talented professional to manage the county's Office of Emergency Services (OES). The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in emergency management, program management, and excellent leadership and public relations skills.
WHAT WE OFFER
The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from our salary of approximately $140,310.45 to $196,453.90 per year, an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:
OUR COUNTY AND COMMUNITY
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."
Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction.
County operations have an operating budget of approximately $2.3 billion with a staffing allocation of 8,900. The County has excellent financial standing with its AAA rating, the highest possible long-term bond rating, from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The County excels in its financial and business operations which are based in continuous process improvement and was just ranked as the third best large County in the United States for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies for the public.
To protect life, property and the environment by leading the development and implementation of a cooperative countywide plan for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery drawing from all local, state and federal resources.
Under direction, Director of Emergency Services is responsible for comprehensive countywide disaster response, planning, coordination, training and recovery. Works with all county agencies and departments, cities, public and private organizations, community and civic groups to enhance the ability of Ventura County to respond to and recover from disasters. On behalf of the Sheriff's Office, with frequent and substantive reporting and collaboration with the office of the CEO, serves as Director of the Office of Emergency Services (OES) program. Provides 24/7 coverage to ensure emergency management functions are maintained throughout the county and is responsible for coordination of the County Emergency Management Team in the event of a disaster. The position requires considerable coordination with federal, state, and local entities, private organizations, and the public.
The Director of Emergency Services is an "At-Will" classification that is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance. The position is eligible for benefits at the MB2 level.
OPENING DATE: October 22, 2019
CLOSING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when a sufficient number of qualified applications are received to meet business needs.
FIRST REVIEW: Week of November 4, 2019. Subsequent reviews may be conducted to establish a viable pool of candidates. Reviews will be on a weekly basis thereafter.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
These are entrance requirements to the recruitment process and assure neither continuance in the process nor invitation to an interview.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE:
Requires progressively responsible management experience in emergency services or disaster preparedness.
The required knowledge, skills and abilities can also be obtained by any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration or a related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in emergency preparedness, emergency operation center functions, coordination of emergency services and/or related programs. Supervisory and project management experience is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have completed some basic training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Duties are performed primarily in an office environment.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions in one of the following ways:
Resumes, cover letters and responses to the supplemental questions will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this job bulletin.
First review of resumes is anticipated to be during the week of November 4, 2019 to determine if the stated requirements are met. All relevant work experience, training and education needs to be included to determine eligibility. This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time. If interested, apply as soon as possible to be included in that review. Subsequent reviews may be conducted to establish a viable pool of candidates. Reviews will be on a weekly basis thereafter.
Following an evaluation of the resumes, the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. The top candidates, as determined by the panel, will then be invited to a second/final interview. The interviews may be consolidated into one process or expanded into multiple interviews contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SHERIFF'S HUMAN RESOURCES BUREAU. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST. TO SPEAK TO A SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS, CALL (805) 654-2375.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Gerald Chambers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (805) 477-1921.