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This position is responsible for day to day operations of emergency services. It involves project coordination, grant management, both acquisition and fiscal accountability, resource development, and agency outreach. A key component of this position is responsibility for meeting State and Federal goals and objectives for Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Wage Rate: $5,316 – $6,785/mo


This is a management class, single position, responsible for the direct oversight and management of the resources and personnel of the Modoc County Office of Emergency Services. The position receives general direction from the Sheriff who serves as the Director of Emergency Services for the County of Modoc.


  • Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews all functions and activities related to the Office of Emergency Services including: civil defense, radiological incidents, transportation accidents, hazardous materials, oil and gas industry related incidents, fire, flooding, earthquakes, radiological power program, and other emergencies; obtains federal emergency management funds and directs the agency’s participation in other state and federal revenue programs; monitors operational area policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legislation; participates in the development of standards relating to Operational Area policies.
  • Serves as adviser to the various Operational Area Emergency Services teams; participates in activities associated with various disaster planning committees assuring the preparation, participation, and coordination of comprehensive emergency response training seminars, drills, and simulation exercises; assists and provides coordination to member jurisdictions in the development of emergency services plans and programs; consults with and advises city and/or county management staff regarding emergency services policy issues and plans; obtains concurrence for disaster plans from various emergency service providers and citizen volunteer groups.
  • Directs the coordination of Countywide Emergency Operations and related communications systems; oversees the preparation and review of emergency mitigation, prevention, response, rescue, and evacuation plans; oversees a public education program for schools, community groups, and the general public.
  • Directs staff; establishes goals, policies, and performance standards; oversees the development and monitoring of the OES and other related budgets.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices in personnel management.
  • Principles and practices in general fund, governmental and grant accounting
  • Principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Computer applications related to the work
  • Principles and practices of records management
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision
  • Basic principles and practices of risk management
  • Grant procurement
  • Administrative accounting
  • Auditing of financial transactions to produce State and Federal reports
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration, principles and practices of auditing financial documents and records.

Skilled in:

  • Preparing, analyzing, reconciling, and interpreting financial reports and documentation
  • Maintaining accurate accounting and budgetary records
  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with individuals, groups, agencies, and entities to enhance the preparedness for the management of emergency situations within the operational area
  • Strategic planning to include analysis of existing emergency plans, programs and development of long term goals for emergency management
  • Coordination and implementation of emergency incident response within the operation area
  • Facilitate and/or deliver training as appropriate for operational area personnel in emergency management
  • Advocating for operational area interests at local, regional and statewide meetings relating to emergency management
  • Negotiating and developing agreements and contracts related to emergency management functions

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License
  • Availability for “on-call” duty.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work in a public safety or emergency management setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time.
  • Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work off-hours, weekends and holiday shifts
  • Must be willing to be called-out in emergency situations


A minimum of three years experience, in any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and skills as listed above.

Possible combinations to achieve the above listed requirements, may be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, economics, business or public administration
  • Lead supervisory experience in any or the above areas
  • Emergency management training and supervisory experience

*This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all inclusive.
Incumbents(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this
document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.


Applications and full job description are available on our website or at the Modoc County Sheriff’s Annex, 211 E First Street, Alturas, CA. Please submit resume and application to

Modoc County is an EOE.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary: $5,316 - $6,785 Monthly