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Disaster Volunteer & Preparedness Specialist
Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness Department
CaliforniaVolunteers is charged with increasing the number of Californians involved with service and volunteerism throughout the state. CaliforniaVolunteers administers AmeriCorps and Emergency Support Function 17 – Volunteer and Donations Management. The agency also guides policy development to support the nonprofit and service fields and is responsible for the coordination of disaster volunteers and monetary donations in response and recovery. CaliforniaVolunteers is the designated state agency to administer California’s Community Emergency Response Team Program.
CaliforniaVolunteers serves as the lead agency for Emergency Support Function 17--Volunteer and Donations Management. This program area involves development of the ESF 17 Annex to the State Emergency Plan through the ESF 17 Task Force and Work Groups. CaliforniaVolunteers also oversees program areas in Volunteer and Donations Management, Community Preparedness, Emergency Planning, Disaster Response, , and Continuity of Operations. CaliforniaVolunteers is overseen by a bipartisan 25-member commission.
The DVP Specialist will report to the Director, Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness and assist in all phases of program planning and implementation for the state’s volunteer and donations management system. The incumbent will assist in the statewide effort to integrate volunteer resources into the emergency management system and support development of the state’s donations management strategy and system. The incumbent will be responsible for
35% DEVELOPMENT OF STATE’S VOLUNTEER COORDINATION SYSTEM INCUDING ESF 17 VOLUNTEER AND DONATIONS MANAGEMENT
- Assist in development of the Volunteer and Donations Management Emergency Support Function Annex to the State Emergency Plan in coordination with ESF 17 stakeholders.
- Provide logistical support for CaliforniaVolunteers-sponsored committees, ESF 17 Task Force and Work Groups.
25% CONDUCT OUTREACH TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
- Conduct outreach to local government and NGOs as part of ESF 17 development and implementation.
- Develop partnerships with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster member agencies to integrate nonprofit resources into government response and recovery operations.
- Provide staff support for committees and work groups.
15% RESPONSE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
- Serve as Point of Contact with national service programs and provide technical support to the California AmeriCorps Disaster Corps Program.
- Serve in an operational role following a major disaster, emergency, or act of terrorism in California. This may include working in a Department Operations Center (DOC) or State Operations Center (SOC) or Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) at the California Office of Emergency Services.
- Support staff in training public, private, tribal, and nonprofit partners in volunteer and donations management operations.
20% COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM STATE PROGRAM MANAGER
- Serve as point of contact with FEMA regional and national CERT staff and local CERT programs in California
- Vet and register CERT programs on the National FEMA CERT Website
- Coordinate state support including CERT Train-the-Trainer and Program manager training
- Maintain normal updates and training calendar
5% Other duties as assigned.
- Preferred two or more combined years of experience in the following areas: federal/state/local emergency planning / management, NGO program development, program outreach and development, homeland security, national service, or public safety.
- Preferred experience working with volunteer and service programs in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Operational field experience responding to major disasters in California is preferred.
- Disaster field experience working with some of the following is preferred: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), faith community disaster response organizations, nongovernment disaster relief organizations, and national service programs.
- Ability to manage complex projects and to handle multiple assignments.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines.
- Must have knowledge of the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, or comparable field of study.
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Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Those who have interest should send a resume and cover letter to Suu-Va Tai via email Suu-va.Tai@cv.ca.gov by 5 pm, Friday, September 21. For more details, or if you have any questions about the position, you may call (916) 524-3964. Due to an anticipated large volume of applications, only those invited to move forward in the process will receive a response. Thank you for your understanding and interest.