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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Chief, Law Enforcement Division, Office of Emergency Services (8120)

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Chief, Law Enforcement Division, Office of Emergency Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: UE10
  • Class Code: 8120
  • Established: 11/18/1970
  • Revised: 03/13/1989
  • Title Changed: --


Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, and direct the work of the Law Enforcement Division of the Office of Emergency Services, to act as principal adviser to the Director on emergency law enforcement services; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and directs the law enforcement operations and the facility self-protection programs of the Office of Emergency Services; works with local representatives in the development of disaster plans, facilities, and mutual aid agreements; monitors the selection of Operational Area and Regional Law Enforcement Coordinators from among the appointive and elective officials of the State; maintains appropriate liaison with the California Highway Patrol in the coordination of the traffic control function with that of general law enforcement; develops criteria for, and assists in the recruitment, training and utilization of, auxiliary forces supporting law enforcement agencies; advises the Attorney General, the Director of the Office of Emergency Services, and members of the staff on emergency law enforcement matters; in case of a proclaimed state of extreme emergency, acts as assistant to the Attorney General in coordinating statewide law enforcement activities; maintains liaison with appropriate agencies and departments of the State and Federal Governments in order to achieve close coordination and cooperation in planning and operations in the law enforcement and facilities self- protection programs; participates in panel discussions, conferences, and addresses public gatherings; prepares reports and dictates correspondence; prepares operational plans and operating procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Three years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Senior Coordinator (Law Enforcement), O.E.S., or five years performing the duties of Coordinator (Law Enforcement), O.E.S.



Experience: Must have attained the rank equivalent to captain or higher, or have performed the duties of a lieutenant for five years, in a California municipal police department in a city of at least 30,000 population, or in a sheriff's department, or in a California state law enforcement agency or department. and


Education: 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 a California Peace Officer Standards and Training basic certificate.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Modern principles and practices of law enforcement and police administration; administrative problems of large law enforcement agencies; procedures and operation of the State Mutual Aid Law Enforcement and Facility Self-Protection Disaster Plans; purposes, organization, activities and basic legislation of the Office of Emergency Services; objectives, organization, and operation of Federal, State and local civil defense and disaster activities; the Office's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the process available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff; establish and maintain cooperative relations with both governmental and nongovernmental representatives; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Office's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated administrative ability, tact, and willingness to travel, to work long and irregular hours, and to work on Sundays and holidays.

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 middle management and advanced certificates as evidence of increased competency at this level is desirable.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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