• Full Time
  • Berkeley, CA
  • $101,717 - $120,788 USD / Year

Website City of Berkeley

We’re looking for an Emergency Services Coordinator to help build disaster resilience in Berkeley’s government and community! In this role, you will join a four-person emergency management team that collaborates with colleagues across the City of Berkeley as well as external partners and community volunteers.

Part of the Fire Department, our team develops plans and procedures, conducts trainings and exercises, operates alert and warning systems, and uses an equity lens to manage our community readiness programming. During emergencies and disasters we coordinate the City’s Emergency Operations Center, providing critical support during large emergencies and disasters. We value learning from both history and the latest science, and pride ourselves in our willingness to change our approaches to constantly improve. Above all, we keep our service to the community at the core of our work.


A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position is:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with major coursework in emergency management, public policy, planning, public or business administration or a closely related field; and two (2) years of professional experience in emergency management, emergency preparedness, disaster response, emergency response and/or public education programs.

Completion of Incident Command System 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training is highly desirable.

Other requirements include:

  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings
  • Ability to be on-call for response to emergencies on an around-the clock basis, seven days a week
  • Ability to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

In addition to the qualifications above, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong project management skills with the ability to push forward multiple complex initiatives simultaneously; flexible work and communication style to work successfully with different departments’ work cultures (collaborative, chain of command, etc.); creative problem-solving ability, researching current and best practices and applying them to the City of Berkeley’s situation and needs; and comfort with technology and ability to learn new systems and equipment.


Applications must be received by February 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST and must include a completed application and responses to the supplemental questions. Please note that resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

Applications are available in alternative formats (audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc.) upon request to ada@berkeleyca.gov. Please allow 10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.