Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Company: Stanislaus County Workforce Development
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living
Emergency Preparedness Specialist - Job Description
POSITION: Emergency Preparedness Specialist
SALARY: Full-time hourly employee, benefits include: medical, life
insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation after six-month
- TO APPLY: For an application, please e-mail Heather Santos at
DEFINITION: Full-Time grant funded position (for 1 year, with
possibility of extension) working for an Independent Living Center
(ILC), whose mission it is to empower individuals with disabilities
to have choice and control of their lives. Under the direction of
the Emergency Preparedness Manager. The Emergency Preparedness
Specialist is tasked with the responsibility of helping the
Emergency Preparedness Manager and the Executive Director with the
general public and partnering organizations anticipate hazards and
vulnerability, and undertake measures to more effectively deal with
disasters through a leadership model of prevention, mitigation,
preparedness, response and recovery.
Full-Time grant funded position, position working for an
Independent Living Center (ILC). Candidates applying for this
position should expect to perform a full range of responsibilities
of coordinating relief efforts. This position requires having the
ability to communicate in an effective, polite and professional
manner with various people including persons with disabilities,
while maintaining good judgment, discretion, and
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
This position works under general supervision, working alone on
routine or regular work assignments and reporting to the Emergency
Emergency Preparedness Coordination
- Assist with maintaining DDAR in-office functions, including
emergency supplies, personal protective equipment, emergency
communication devices, emergency assistive technology, emergency
preparedness flyers, back up battery charging stations, solar
panels, and other back up power solutions.
- Processing, scanning and filing paper/digital DDAR
- Entering required items and services into CILSuite Databases
and Excel sheets.
- Travel to and deliver equipment when necessary (pre-event
battery distribution and active event battery distribution).
- Train consumers on the use of emergency preparedness assistive
- Assist the Emergency Preparedness Manager and Executive
Director with proofing, editing, developing materials, and
reviewing reports including analyzing maps or other various related
- Assist the Emergency Preparedness Manager with maintaining
emergency preparedness assistive technology equipment, inventory
labeling, serial number tracking, and inventory database
- Collaborate with local County Offices of Emergency Services and
Public Health teams and other government agencies as appropriate
within DRAIL's catchment in the creation, development, education,
training, and implementation of PSPS plans and disaster, including
pandemic, plans in the event of a wildfire or other emergency
disaster deemed by the State office of Emergency Services.
- Work with local government agencies to conduct periodic
assessments to determine the Access and Functional Needs (AFN)
community's risk for wildfires, natural disasters, and public
safety power shut offs.
- Maintain DRAIL's PSPS, wildfire, disaster including pandemic
and emergency services plans and work to activate the plans and
implement services in coordination with DRAIL management staff as
- Know each county's alert and notification systems and
- Participate in training and exercises to practice/ test
emergency plans with community partners or statewide
- Participate in each county's emergency preparedness committees
for AFN planning, coordinating, maintaining, and updating disaster
plans, including internal and external event response.
- Coordinate the use and routine testing of all disaster and PSPS
- Provide warnings and emergency data to the organization, and,
as directed to the public, and operations and technical support to
leadership before, during, and after emergencies that affect
- Identify and maintain contact information for community
response partners and identify how DRAIL's clients and the AFN
community will be notified of an emergency/ crisis situation.
- Administer DRAIL's Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) response
including back-up battery loan program by screening, administering
distribution of batteries, tracking battery loans and maintaining
- Perform assigned incident command role during drills,
exercises, and real-world emergencies.
- Advocate for the needs of people with disabilities in state and
national emergency preparedness policy.
- Develop and prepare reports that fulfill grant contract
requirements as outlined by the specific funding stream.
- Carry out all other duties as assigned.Knowledge of:
- Community based nonprofits.
- Independent Living Philosophy concepts.
- Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
- Communications skills, used in one-on-one settings and in large
- Problem solving skills, and thinking both strategically and
tactically about organization needs.Ability to:
- Ability to establish and maintain friendly and professional
working relationships with consumer and their family members, the
general public and agency personnel in both group and individual
- Organize and prioritize work activities.
- Read and understand rules, policies and procedures.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with
politeness and professionalism with staff and the community at
- Use good judgment, discretion, and maintain
- Set the tone for an organizational culture that combines
respectful collaboration with disciplined productivity within a
business-like and process-sensitive environment.
- Ability to take initiative and ability to work away from the
office with integrity with limited supervision.
- Ability to work well under pressure.
- Aptitude for working with various mechanical devices and
- Ability to demonstrate skills and experience in:
- Promoting an understanding of disability related concerns to
- Communication with persons of diverse backgrounds and
professional communication styles.
- Informal instruction, coaching and tutoring skills.
- Statistical data collection and reporting.
- General office procedures and office equipment.
- Organization, time management and prioritization skills.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
- Standard office environment, working with and around people
with varying degrees and types of disabilities.
- Various working hours based on project of event.
- Various working locations including travel with field work
during disaster events.Physical Standards:
- Mobility: ability to sit for long periods moves about an
office, stand occasionally, and reach above and below desk
- Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer
keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
- Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and
material weighing up to approximately 50 lbs., but not limited
- Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files,
documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to
adjust focus frequently.
- Hearing/Talking: ability to communicate with people with
- Interpersonal Skills: ability to make decisions and
concentrate; frequent contact with others including public contact;
frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., but not limited to.Education and
- High School graduate or GED.
- Experience and knowledge in communicating with people with
disabilities is preferred.
- Prior experience in program coordination is preferred.
- Analytical skills necessary in order to evaluate and make
recommendations regarding emergency service provisions.
- Self-motivated with good verbal, written, and organizational
- Strong oral and written communications skills, used in
one-on-one settings and in large group meetings.
- Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
- Grant writing experience.Additional Skills Desirable but Not
- Spanish Speaking and Writing
- American Sign Language (ASL).
- Grant Writing.
DRAIL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled
status, or genetic information.
To request an alternative format of this document, or further
information concerning the position, please e-mail Heather Santos
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