Project Specialist - Emergency and Business Continuity

Job description

Saddleback College

Project Specialist - Emergency and Business Continuity

Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)

Pay Range:    $47.50/hr


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

Plan, develop, implement, maintain and perform oversight of the College’s comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency Response Training Program, including emergency preparedness, emergency response and business continuity plans and programs; enable the campus to recognize and respond to emergencies effectively; manage incidents and implement a business continuity plan to expediently restore campus to full operation; coordinate and update plans; conduct training and drill activities for a variety of identified responders and response levels including, but not limited to, classroom training, table top drills, functional exercises and full deployment drills.



To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.




Receives direction from the Chief of Police or other designee of the President.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over staff as assigned.


The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.


This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment, not to exceed 160 days during each fiscal year. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended.


You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website


Knowledge of:        

The Project Specialist will: 

• Applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and rules, including the State Education Code. 

• Capabilities of computer applications, systems and hardware used in the field of emergency services management. 

• Community colleges and their function in higher education. 

• Contract negotiation and compliance.

• Correct English usage, grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. 

• Critical issues and problems affecting community colleges. 

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, courtesy and diplomacy. 

• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance. (Preferred but not required.)

• Local newspaper, radio, television and other communications media resources. 

• Missions, goals and policies of the district, the college and its president. 

• Objectives and interests of employee, student, and business/industry organizations and community groups impacting the district and its colleges. 

• Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including information systems, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software. 

• Organization, functions and inter-relationships of various operating units of the college. 

• Organizational and time management skills. 

• Principles of organization and management, including training and supervision. 

• Principles, procedures, methods and techniques required to establish and maintain positive external and internal relations. 

• Principles and procedures of business administration.

• Solid understanding of emergency operations in a higher education setting.


Ability to:

Anticipate and react independently and promptly to emergency situations; assess emergency conditions, establish priorities and issue appropriate orders/action to trained responders quickly and accurately. 

• Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Be flexible to changing conditions and needs of the College.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 

• Determine solutions and formulate recommendations. 

• Develop and evaluate data. 

• Develop and maintain internal communications programs to keep faculty and staff informed.

• Direct staff and colleagues toward successful completion of program goals and objectives. 


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration, Emergency Management or in a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable but not required.



A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in disaster preparedness, emergency management or emergency preparedness, or equivalent combination of education and experience, including demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for all levels of emergencies and training staff in those procedures.



To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  







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Posted: 6/27/2019
Application Due: 8/26/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $47.50/hr