(Full-time) Disaster Response and Recovery Coordinator (Temporary, 2 Years, Up to 2 Positions)

Shasta College
Redding, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

This position is being posted pending Board of Trustees approval on October 20, 2021.

The Disaster Response and Recovery Coordinator will focus on the coordination of short- and long-term District response and recovery activities including identifying resources, managing cross-departmental teams, and implementing policy and emergency operational direction. This role will also work closely with the Compliance Coordinator, Emergency Operations Coordinator, FEMA, and Cal OES on response and recovery phases. They will monitor expenditures for the implementation of the Recovery Framework and submit grant applications for emergency grants. This role will regularly interpret federal and state legislation and regulations regarding disaster recovery and hazard mitigation.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 15 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours vary, including nights, holidays, and weekends.
SUPERVISOR:Chief of Campus Safety or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
  • In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A. Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

    Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Serve as primary point of contact (POC) for disaster response and recovery preparedness with the State and local governments.
    • Coordinate development, training and, exercise of jurisdiction disaster response and recovery plan.
    • Establish and maintain contacts and networks for disaster response and recovery resources and support systems within the District and local agencies.
    • Maintains a COVID-19 contact tracing supported by public health guidelines as well as local, state, federal.
    • Creates and maintains program information regarding self-isolation, quarantine, daily symptom monitoring, and access to testing; provide information to individuals about community resources and up-to-date public health information regarding disease control and prevention.
    • Provides complete oversight of the Covid-19 testing program.
    • Administers the COVID-19 contact tracing program to ensure obtaining information regarding symptom history and onset, basic demographics, recent activities, and potential exposure to other individuals in close contact. Administers the program information regarding self-isolation, quarantine, daily symptom monitoring, and access to testing; provide information to individuals about community resources and up-to-date public health information regarding disease control and prevention.
    • Facilitates campus compliance with local, state, federal, and system wide procedures and guidelines regarding COVID-19 contact tracing.
    • Lead in the creation and coordination of activities of local recovery-dedicated initiatives.
    • Participates in damage and impact assessments.
    • Organize recovery planning processes for all members of the Shasta College community, Lead the development of the District’s response and recovery plans and ensure that they are publicly supported, actionable, and feasible based on available funding and capacity.
    • Work closely with the recovery leadership at all levels to ensure a well-coordinated, timely, and well-executed recovery.
    • Develop and implement recovery progress measures and communicate adjustments and improvements to applicable stakeholders and authorities.
    • Monitors system records to ensure federal, state, and local compliance.
    Knowledge of:
    • National Incident Management System (NIMS); State Emergency Management System (SEMS); California Incident Command System (ICS)
    • State and federal regulations, as well as government requirements in relation to declared emergencies.
    • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations related to emergency management, planning, response, and mitigation.
    • Working knowledge of public finance and budgeting
    • Ability to quickly learn District policies and procedures
    • Excellent business writing skills and use of accepted rules of English usage
    Ability to:
    • Analyze, problem solve, and provide leadership during response to crisis or unexpected event
    • Plan, organize and implement emergency response policies, procedures, and training, including exercises and after-action reports
    • Understand and apply all emergency preparedness regulations
    • Communicate in a clear, calm and concise manner and build relationships across numerous departments and outside organizations working collaboratively.
    • Work independently
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously


    Education Required:

    • Associate Degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    Experience Required:
    • Certifications or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment in NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 or equivalent.
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
    Other Preferred Qualifications:
    • A valid California Class “C” driver's license or equivalent at time of appointment.
    Additional Information

    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:

    Online Application with the following materials attached:Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcementCurrent resume and/or placement fileCollege transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)Attention Applicants:

    After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.Candidate evaluations will not be considered.Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.Interviews will be by invitation only.Interviews will be by Zoom.The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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