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Senior Coordinator (Law Enforcement), Office of Emergency Services (8121)

Senior Coordinator (Law Enforcement), Office of Emergency Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: UE20
  • Class Code: 8121
  • Established: 12/16/1970
  • Revised: 03/13/1989
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of the Chief, Law Enforcement Division, administers the State's Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Program in coordinating emergency law enforcement activities during civil disorders, man-made or natural disasters and catastrophic acts of terrorism; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Acts for the Division Chief in his/her absence; consults with and assists law enforcement organizations in the development of plans and activities in connection with the State Mutual Aid Agreement; represents the department on various law enforcement task force groups and committee functions; reviews and evaluates field reports and coordinates the field activities of the Division Staff and the Operational Area and Regional Law Enforcement Coordinators; conducts or participates in special seminars, exercises, panel discussions, and conferences; addresses public gatherings; prepares reports and publications; provides technical guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel on security activities, procedures and problems; secures understanding and agreement for all participating agencies in devising common language and methodology for regional and multiagency law enforcement coordination systems; identifies problems and recommends remedial action; assists in the development or revision of statewide law enforcement plans; may supervise subordinate personnel in the Division; coordinates the efforts of State and Federal agencies and local jurisdictions involved in law enforcement in the dispatching of personnel and equipment in emergency situations; participates as a member of a liaison team with personnel from other State law enforcement agencies dispatched to coordinate on-the-scene efforts in civil disorders; assists local jurisdictions in the development and training of auxiliary law enforcement forces and the development and maintenance of facility self-protection programs; facilitates and is responsible for the receipt and dissemination of law enforcement information to or from Federal and State organizations and to or from regional operational areas and local law enforcement officials relating to existing or potential major disasters or disorders on which to base mutual aid operations; directs the use of State-owned law enforcement equipment and communications support apparatus at the scene.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Coordinator (Law Enforcement), O.E.S.



Experience: Three years of experience in a California law enforcement agency or department with responsible administrative, supervisory, or equivalent staff level experience, one year of which shall have been at the captain level or above in a city of at least 20,000 population and which included responsibility for planning, training, and command of law enforcement personnel during unusual occurrences, man-made or natural disasters and civil disorders; and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major emphasis in the areas of public administration, business administration, administration of justice, political sciences, or related areas, or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section 94310(b) and possession of the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training basic certificate. (Additional supervisory experience in the field of public and/or police administration may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Objectives, organization, and operations of Federal, State, and local civil defense and disaster activities; police operations and administration, including traffic administration; relationships of police function to general government; operations and capabilities of law enforcement and investigative agencies; administrative problems of large public agencies; principles and techniques of public administration, including personnel management; the Office's Affirmative Action Program objectives, manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Recognize and analyze problems in law enforcement fields; work under own initiative in the field; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all elements of the law enforcement profession and those in the facility self-protection and industrial security field; speak and write effectively; make studies and prepare reports and plans; effectively contribute to the Office's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to work at any time emergencies arise including evenings, weekends, and holidays; demonstrated administrative ability; tact; and good personal appearance; willingness to travel.

Special Requirements

Existing law provides that, prior to appointment to a position with full peace officer powers in California, an individual must have:


1. Within the last three years, served as a peace officer in California; or


2. Been certified or recertified in the POST basic course within the last three years; or


3. Successfully completed, through reexamination, the POST basic course waiver process within the last three years. and Age Requirement: Be at least 18 years of age. and Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 (a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied. and Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid Class 3 driver's license prior to appointment. Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment. and Felony Disqualification: Existing law provides that persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as a peace officer. Such persons are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class. and Psychological Screening: Existing law provides that physical and psychological suitability examinations be completed on or prior to appointment date. Persons who are not successful in these examinations cannot be appointed as a peace officer.

Additional Desirable Characteristic

In addition to the above knowledge and abilities, possession of the advanced and middle management certificates as evidence of increased competency at this level is desirable.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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