Under direction, supervises staff engaged in flood management activities, consisting of either (1) preparing for and performing dissemination of flood warnings and related information; or (2) inspection of all State-supervised flood control facilities in the Central Valley.
Either (1) supervises a unit engaged in developing and maintaining systems for emergency interagency communication, including information networks, calling schedules, and geographical and statistical reference material; disseminating hydrologic and meteorologic data to the media and the general public; during potential emergencies, staffs and supervises an emergency organization engaged in collecting, disseminating, maintaining, and logging flood forecasts, warnings, and other emergency status information; and provides personnel to participate in emergency centers established by others; or (2) supervises a unit engaged in inspecting flood control facilities and designated floodways for compliance with Corps of Engineers and Reclamation Board standards and practices, inspecting maintenance performed by maintenance agencies of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Flood Control Projects, inspecting construction of encroachments authorized under Reclamation Board permit, and identifying and abating unauthorized encroachments.
Selects, trains, and evaluates the performance of employees; takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares reports and dictates correspondence; maintains necessary records; and performs other related work.
Three years of experience in flood emergency operations or flood project construction, inspection, or maintenance, in a class comparable in level of responsibility to that of a Water Resources Engineering Associate in the California state service.
Four years of either progressively responsible experience operating a response center for civil emergencies including developing and maintaining communications networks, or supervising or inspecting construction and maintenance of flood control facilities. State service experience applied toward this pattern must include at least three years in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Water Resources Engineering Associate.
Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Flood Control Projects; the roles of Federal, State, and local agencies in flood emergency operations; levee maintenance practices, procedures, and materials; standards of The Reclamation Board; methods, materials and equipment used in emergency construction projects; methods of strengthening and reinforcing levees against failure; the California Emergency Services Act and Natural Disaster Assistance Act; flood warning/alert systems in various regions of the State; the department's Affirmative Action Program objectives, a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates; obtain appropriate staff on short notice to meet emergency situations; schedule shifts to maintain continuity of operations; analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; organize and make accessible large quantities of data; work under stressful conditions and make decisions; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; speak and write effectively; develop and teach training courses; deal effectively with news media, general public, and Federal, State, and local officials; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.