Contingency Planning, Disaster Management, Security System-Access Control
4 Year Degree
TITLE: Emergency Response Manager
SRN S-21: $7079 - $9769 Monthly, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Operations
Supervises the following positions: Supervisory Control Crew Chief
DEFINITION: Under administrative direction, the Emergency Response Manager (ERM) has supervisory responsibility to plan, organize, direct, and manage the District's Emergency Response Planning functions. The ERM serves as a liaison with other local agencies as well as state and federal agencies to ensure the District is prepared to respond to and recover from natural disaster and other threats. The ERM also supervises the Supervisory Control Crew Chief managing the District’s 24 hour per day, 7 day per week control room. The control room monitors the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition information and dispatches crews in domestic water, sanitation, stormwater, and irrigation operations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, WITHOUT LIMITATION:
Manage the District’s Emergency Response preparedness program.
Train and track the training of all District employees in emergency response.
Prepare and update the District’s Emergency Response Plan.
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships and coordination with the Riverside County, Imperial County, and State of California Operational Areas.
Plan and execute the Emergency Response table top and functional exercises.
Obtain and maintain certified instructor status for various National Incident Management System and Standardized Emergency Management Systems courses.
Prepare and update federal and state mandated reports including a Risk and Resiliency Plan or Vulnerability analyses.
Maintain District compliance with all Federal Emergency Management Agency and State of California Office of Emergency Services requirements.
Supervise the Supervisory Control Crew Chief and the control room managing the District’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) monitoring 24/7/365.
License(s) and/or Certification(s): Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification. Must currently possess or attain a D2 Water Certification within 18 months of hire date.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree in business administration, management, operations, emergency preparedness or similar field from an accredited college or university;
Highly Recommended: Completion of courses by the United States Department of Homeland Security FEMA, and/or the Emergency Management Institute; Certification as a Water Distribution Operator, Water Treatment Operator, Collections Systems, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, or Water Efficiency certification; Possession of Emergency Response instructor certification; Five (5) years of progressive experience orking with a
water utility including operational, safety, and emergency planning duties.
About Coachella Valley Water District
CVWD was formed in 1918 to protect and conserve local water sources. Since then, the District has grown into a multifaceted agency that delivers irrigation and domestic (drinking) water, collects and recycles wastewater, provides regional storm water protection, replenishes the groundwater basin and promotes water conservation.
CVWD is a special district established by the state legislature and governed by a 5-member Board of Directors elected to 4-year terms by district voters. Each director represents a division of the district, but is elected at-large by all voters. The Board of Directors sets policy and represents the ratepayers.
Coachella Valley Water District first ventured into providing drinking water to Coachella Valley residents in 1961, when it took over the operations of 2 privately held water companies. At the time it served only 1,100 active water meters. Today, the district is the largest provider of drinking water in the Coachella Valley.