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Emergency Services Coordinator (8603)

Recruitment: REF11093K

Published: June 10, 2022

Accepting applications until: July 01, 2022


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Department: Port
Job class: 8603-Emergency Services Coordinator III
Salary range: $118,014.00 - $143,416.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 7 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, layberthing, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise operations. With some of the most flexible cargo handling facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle various types of cargo such as, dry-bulk, neo-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire Deadline: July 1, 2022

Role description

Under direction of the Security and Emergency Planning Manager, the Emergency Services Coordinator performs and coordinates difficult and responsible disaster and emergency planning work in the areas of security and emergency services for the Port. They will also coordinate complex projects and may supervise the work of emergency staff assigned to work on a specific project. This role will also be responsible for coordination, development and promotion of emergency service operations, plans, exercises and process within a comprehensive emergency management the Emergency Services Coordinator perform and responding to local disasters and emergencies. The Port is required by federal regulations to maintain and implement specific Facility Security Plans and conduct mandated drills and exercises to ensure accuracy of plans. This position is required to ensure that Port staff are trained and capable to perform respond to emergencies and security incidents in accordance with federal regulations.

Duties and responsibilities of this position:

· Develop and coordinate the creation and implantation of emergency  / security / event plans, policies and procedures for the Port of San Francisco

· Design, plan, coordinate, develop and promote emergency / security policies, operations, plans and processes related to exercise design and execution using Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) guidelines.

·  Coordinate and support the activities of emergency and disaster planning coordinates in other City departments, state, federal and non-governmental partners; assists in the development and implementation of emergency and disaster exercise plans for individual City departments by reviewing and evaluating plans, policies and procedures developed by departments and providing consultation and guidance for necessary changes or improvements.

·  Research and analyze best practices in the field of security and emergency planning; assesses and analyzes opportunities for improvement, makes recommendations for the implementation of improvements.

· Assist in developing and implementation of citywide disaster and emergency planning policies and procedures.

· Prepare important technical records, plans and reports to document processes and provide information to management.

·         Coordinate and deliver relevant security and emergency operations training to Port staff and other City departments and Port Partners.

· Provide security / emergency planning, exercise planning and recovery information to representatives of government, public safety agencies, community groups, business organizations and the public.

· Respond to local emergencies, security incidents and planned events; performing duties as assigned during and emergency in which the Department of Emergency Management is involved, including working in the Emergency Operations Center, Department Operations Center, Incident Command Post and field.

· Coordinate services at large events to ensure the efficient and effective management of the City’s response at planned events.

· May supervise the work of Emergency Services and Port staff, IMAT members, lead working groups and/or coordinate the work of staff on specific projects or programs.


This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance.

The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.

How to qualify


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
Completion of United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Courses: IS 100.b or ICS 100, IS 200.b or ICS 200, and IS 700/800.

Four (4) years of experience in emergency/disaster planning and management or a closely related field.


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management or a closely related field can substitute for up to three (3) years of the required experience.

Additional experience in emergency/disaster planning and management, as described above, may substitute for the required degree on a year- for-year basis.  Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year.



Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.


Conditions of Employment
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Port Commission whose job duties require unescorted Maritime Transportation System (MTS) access will be required upon appointment to undergo a terrorist threat assessment including FBI fingerprints and immigration check in order to determine eligibility for security clearance. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualification required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures 

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for this position. 

Link to Supplemental Questionnaire: HERE

Eligible List duration resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months.

Certification Rule: Rule of Seven (7) Scores

Salary range: $109,382 to $132,938 annually

Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire Deadline: July 1, 2022

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco

Please contact Vitra Thai (415) 760-0605, or by email at if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.