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Coordinator (Law Enforcement), Office of Emergency Services (8122)

Coordinator (Law Enforcement), Office of Emergency Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: UE30
  • Class Code: 8122
  • Established: 11/18/1970
  • Revised: 01/01/22
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to implement and coordinate the State's Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Plan in case of a natural or war-caused disaster or civil disturbance; to consult with and advise local law enforcement organizations in the implementation of the State's Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Plan; to assist in the coordination of emergency law enforcement activities during the time of a natural or war-caused disaster or civil disturbance; and to do other related work.


Typical Tasks

Consults with and assists local law enforcement organizations in the development of law enforcement planning and activities in connection with the civil defense program; organizes and prepares civil defense training materials and aids for use by local law enforcement agencies; provides technical guidance and advice to the local law enforcement personnel on security activities, procedures and problems; surveys security requirements and makes recommendations on program and policy matters; facilitates the flow of law enforcement information from Federal and State organizations to regional operational areas and local law enforcement officials; participates in panel discussions, conferences and addresses public gatherings on law enforcement in civil defense; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.


Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Three years of full-time paid police experience in a public agency, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity in a rank not lower than sergeant in a police organization with responsibility of supervising at least ten officers and which has included emergency law enforcement planning. and


Education:  Equivalent to completion of an Associate in Arts or Science Degree from a community college, 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 Peace Officers Standards and Training basic certificate.


Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  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 with special reference to law enforcement; principles and practices of police administration and organization.


Ability to:  Analyze law enforcement problems; plan the work of a security force; maintain cooperation with local law enforcement personnel; speak and write effectively and prepare clear and concise reports; analyze situations accurately and effect a course of action.


Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to work at any time emergencies arise; demonstrated administrative ability; tact; and good personal appearance.


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:   Must meet minimum age requirement to be appointed as a California peace officer per the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and in accordance with existing law. 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 intermediate and supervisory certificates as evidence of increased competency at this level is desirable.

  Updated: 2/7/2022
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