Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$7,456.80 - $9,321.87 Monthly
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Extra Help - Agile (Limited Term)
Emergency Medical Services GF
Job Number
Posting Only

The County of San Mateo's Health Emergency Preparedness Program is seeking highly motivated candidates with superb Public Health and Emergency Preparedness knowledge and experience for the position of Emergency Preparedness Management Analyst-Limited Term.

There are currently two limited term positions in San Mateo County Health's Emergency Medical Services Division.  Positions are located in South San Francisco, CA, but will drive/travel throughout the County to perform duties of the job.  Incumbents must be available for call-out in the event of emergencies.  These are limited term positions which will end June 2019.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Implement emergency management strategic plans and work plans by managing projects; projects may include all phases of emergency multi-agency coordination.
  • Collaborate activities with representatives of involved agencies and/or jurisdictions who come together to make decisions regarding the prioritizing of incidents, and the sharing and use of critical resources.
  • Facilitate and lead professional groups in decision making processes.
  • Develop a scarce resource toolkit or checklist.
  • Maintain a template to document discussion, rationale, and decisions regarding regional public health or medical policy.
  • Solicitation of stakeholders to review existing plans/documents which may include emergency management officials from the state, other counties, regional governments, cities, and special districts to coordinate work efforts.
  • Ensure Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Guide updates based on stakeholder review.
  • Strategize a timeline for MAC Guide integration into the California Emergency Operations Manual.
  • Develop guidelines for MAC Guide maintenance and periodic review.
  • Conduct and coordinate training for Health Officers/MHOACs and stakeholders.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Recommended courses
FEMA IS-100.C:  Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 

FEMA IS-700.B:  An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Ideal candidates will possess:
  • Demonstrated success in plan writing, project management and program coordination.
  • Experience implementing emergency management strategic plans and work plans.
  • A thorough understanding of phases of emergency multi-agency coordination.
  • Experience with public health emergency functions and preparedness activities.
  • A strong background/understanding of the allocation of resources crossing agencies in an emergency needed to support an incident during a disaster.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Experience facilitating and leading professional groups in decision making processes.
  • Experience in facilitating group discussions with professionals of different backgrounds.
  • Experience with organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor's Degree in emergency management, business administration, public administration, public health, communications, criminal justice, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience planning and coordinating emergency response programs and activities.
NOTE: This is a limited term, at-will position not to exceed 3 years. Limited Term employees receive full medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a portable 401(a) plan. However, the eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies, including classified, unclassified, term, full-time, part-time, temporary and extra help vacancies.

Information for current county employees: Current and regular San Mateo County Employees who are interested in this assignment must submit an application and compete in the recruitment process. If you are successful in the recruitment and are being considered for the assignment, HR will work directly with you and/or your department for options. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be allowed by your department to rotate into this assignment nor are your departments obligated to allow you to take on this assignment. The salary range for this position is "as is" and non-negotiable.


Licensure/Certification:  Possession of a valid California class C driver license or equivalent.


If you are interested in being considered for this limited term position the following items must be submitted via e-mail: 

  • Cover letter with responses to Supplemental Questions (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Resume
Supplemental Questions:
  1. Describe your experience and level of responsibility in preparing and managing a project that involves multi-disciplinary stakeholders. In your response, include (a) the scope of the project; (b) the challenges you encountered; (c) the steps you took to resolve; and (d) the results.
  2. Describe your experience in public health emergency functions and preparedness activities. In your response, include (a) your title; (b) your role; (c) your responsibilities; and (d) length of time in that position.
Please include the words " Emergency Preparedness Management Analyst-Limited Term Position" in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials must be in a Word or PDF format.

Please submit the above listed materials via email to:  
Shruti Dhapodkar, Program Services Manager
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (cover letter with responses to supplemental questions and a resume) will not be considered.
At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day. 
County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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