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Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, and direct the work of the staff of the Communications and Warning Section of the State Office of Emergency Services; to act as statewide coordinator and principal adviser to the Director on communications matters; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the communications and attack- or disaster-warning activities of the State Office of Emergency Services; plans the communications facilities and equipment requirements for normal and emergency operations; coordinates the communications systems of other State agencies and local jurisdictions for civil defense purposes; works with commercial wire firms on emergency communications planning; directs the recruitment and training of volunteer workers to operate communications systems; directs the assignment and maintenance of mobile communications control centers; directs the preparation of and approves State and local Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) plans; directs the procedural and facilities requirements for the reception and dissemination of warning information; maintains liaison with Federal and military officials on matters concerning the National Warning System (NAWAS) and the Emergency Broadcast system, including the National Emergency Management Systems (NEMS); develops and conducts periodic tests and exercises of communications systems; attends public gatherings and makes speeches; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Coordinator (Communications), Office of Emergency Services.
Experience: Four years of experience as a communications executive or engineer, at least three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of major electrical communications systems. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for four years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Objectives, organization, and operation of Federal, State, and local civil defense and disaster activities; purposes, organization, activities, and basic legislation of the State Office of Emergency Services; principles and techniques of public administration including personnel management and budgeting; principles and practices of modern office management; basic principles, current practices and terminology of communications operations; purposes and operation of the NAWAS of the Federal Office of Civil Defense and the Emergency Broadcast system; laws, rules, and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Ability to: Interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission; plan, organize, and direct the work of a communications staff; establish and maintain cooperative relations with both governmental and nongovernmental representatives; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; determine departmental needs, make studies, and prepare plans.
Demonstrated administrative ability, tact, and willingness to travel. Eligibility for a Federal (Secret) Security Clearance.
If you are successful in this examination, you will be required to complete a Federal Background Investigation form on which you must disclose felony convictions and citizenship status to qualify and receive a Federal (Secret) Security Clearance.