2020-09-16 2020-10-16

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Lagerlof LLP for Public Water Agencies Group
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61778
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61778


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR
ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC WATER AGENCIES GROUP

ABOUT THE PUBLIC WATER AGENCIES GROUP: The Public Water Agencies Group is a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation made up 20 public water agencies and mutual water companies situated in Los Angeles County. The Group was formed in the 1960’s to collaborate and cost share on issues of common concern among the members. In recent years, the Group began to focus on emergency planning and preparedness among its members, and specifically with respect to the lack of an organized emergency planning system among water agencies in Los Angeles County.

In 2017, seventeen of the Group’s members joined together to seek to hire the Group’s initial Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. The Group is now seeking the successor for that position. The participating agencies stretch from Quartz Hill and Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County, southerly to Bellflower, and east to Diamond Bar and Claremont. The position being recruited will serve as the coordinator of that program among those 17 participating water suppliers.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is an exceptional opportunity for a self-starter that enjoys a blend of independent collaborative work. This position will serve as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the 17 participating water suppliers. The position will be an employee of the Group’s legal counsel, Lagerlof, LLP. The position will entail working with each of those suppliers on water supplier-oriented emergency preparedness issues; coordinating equipment and personnel resources for possible allocation in the event of an emergency; providing SEMS and NIMS training; developing standardized guidelines and operational checklists for use by participating suppliers; interfacing with cities and other local agencies, Los Angeles County, state and federal agencies; facilitating communication among the participating agencies on emergency preparedness issues; ensuring pre-emergency funding prerequisites are satisfied; and assisting in satisfying any post-emergency requirements. Excellent communication skills, flexibility and creativity are necessary traits, as this new position will involve a large degree of program development. Familiarity with water supplier operations will be viewed favorably.

REQUIRED HOURS: This is a full-time position, but the employee will work independently and thus may schedule his or her own hours as needed to accomplish the required tasks. The employee may work from home. Travel around Los Angeles County will be required for site visits and meetings with participating water suppliers and others.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range of $110,000 to $140,000 per year, additional benefits to be negotiated. This is a private sector position. Car and mobile phone allowances to be provided.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Please submit a resumé and a letter of interest that briefly sets forth: (i) why you are suited for this position; (ii) any directly relevant work and/or educational experience; and (iii) why you want this position. Materials must be submitted electronically to Jim Ciampa at jciampa@lagerlof.com. Application materials will be accepted through and including October 16, 2020.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.