Job Title: Emergency Management & Public Safety Power Shut-off (EM/PSPS) Coordinator (Temporary/FT/Exempt)
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: San Bernardino
Rolling Start, Inc., Center for Independent Living (RSI) is a 501 c (3) not- for-profit organization that provides advocacy and services to people with all types of disabilities. The mission of RSI is to educate and empower people with disabilities to achieve the independent life of their choice. We have been serving San Bernardino, Mono and Inyo County for 44 years.
The purpose of EM/PSPS coordinator is to be a partner and resource to support Rolling Start Inc, state, local disaster response organizations and county emergency management offices; to identify the needs of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs (AFN) before, during and after disasters in order to integrate a whole community inclusion approach for overall emergency management. The EM/PSPS coordinator utilizes a community approach by offering training and guidance to individuals with disabilities, emergency managers, planners, disability advocates and other service providers responsible for planning throughout San Bernardino, Mono and Inyo Counties and, responding to and helping communities prepare and recover from Public Safety Power Shut offs and disasters. Responsibilities include the integration of safety and other relevant regulations, and oversight of incident and event response.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Minimum of an Associate degree in Emergency Management, Communication, or related field;
Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Communication, or related field;
2+ years of Emergency Management, Preparedness & Planning;
Establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees as well as with other local, state and federal agencies, stakeholder organizations, and the public;
Excellent Oral & Written communication skills;
Experience and knowledge in communicating with people with disabilities is preferred
Familiarity with healthcare emergency preparedness, including security, safety, HAZMAT, OSHA, NIMS, FEMA, COAD, VOAD and OES;
Ability to articulate complex concepts both orally and in writing, but also translate those complex concepts into plain language.
Organizational Leadership and project management skills;
Provides own transportation throughout services area, including areas not serviced by public transportation.;
Will be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to lift 70 lbs.
Multitasking and ability to work under pressure.
Other Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of the services in the areas. Sensitivity to, and knowledge of, the needs of persons with disabilities;
Knowledge of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Olmstead Decision of 1999
Bilingual speaking skills, Spanish and/or American Sign Language preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly and to articulate a variety of perspectives to people with disabilities;
Ability to train, deliver speeches and prepare articles for publication with little or no assistance. Approval of the Executive Director is necessary;
Ability to define problems, research, collect and interpret information, and effectively teach the appropriate material;
Ability to initiate projects and work with a minimum of supervision;
Ability to organize and effectively prioritize many competing demands;
Ability to collaborate with community partners, and others in Emergency Management roles.
Will be expected to spend time in RSI’s San Bernardino and Victorville office. The noise level of the office(s) are low to moderate. Mostly indoors; occasional travel should be expected, local, regional and statewide. Must be able to work at a computer station for long periods of time, with required rest breaks. Participate in long teleconference calls from time to time.
Rolling Start, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.