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"Emergency Operations & Planning Manager - San Francisco, CA"

Salary: $38.30 - $48.88 hourly
$3,064.00 - $3,910.00 biweekly
$6,638.67 - $8,471.67 monthly
$79,664.00 - $101,660.00 annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco Airport Commission, California
Department: Airport


The 0922 – Manager I – reports to the Assistant Airport Deputy Director, Operations Services at the San Francisco International Airport. This position serves as the manager of the Emergency Planning Unit and supervises the 9247 Emergency Planning Coordinators and other staff. This position is also responsible for the management of the Airport Emergency Operations Center.

The essential functions of the job include: developing concepts and budgets, designing and evaluating emergency preparedness and response procedures to mitigate the threat of emergencies and disasters to ensure the effective mobilization of security, safety and relief services for the Airport; recommending policy changes; supervising subordinates and contributing to writing procedures; conducting training, drills and exercises to prepare for and respond to such emergencies as air crash, air turbulence, air privacy, bomb threats, hazardous materials spills, counter-terrorism, structural fire and major natural disasters; determining changes in requirements for emergency facilities, equipment and supplies; researching new technology availability and applicability; developing and implementing procedural and resource changes to effect improvements; supervising writing, revision, coordination, publishing and ensuring the availability of current Airport emergency preparedness plans and maps in the Emergency Procedures Manual; supervising writing and directing publication of Airport Certification and Operations Manual, in coordination with Airport Operations and other airport divisions; developing and managing section budget and capital programs; representing the Airport Management for the coordination and execution of emergency and disaster management plans with the City, airport staff, airlines, tenants, the Federal Aviation Administration, other Federal and local law enforcement agencies and disaster relief organizations and performing related duties as required.

The normal annual salary range is $79,664 - $101,660. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range $79,664 - $101,660 may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance; Retirement Plan; Deferred Compensation Plan; Social Security; Long-term; disability Plan; Life Insurance; paid Management Training program; 11 paid holidays per year; 10 floating holidays; 10 to 20 vacations days per year, depending on years of service; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year.
 Minimum Qualifications:
1. Five (5) years of verifiable responsible experience in airport/aviation emergency management experience (emergency management experience is defined as follows: experience in emergency resource allocation, evaluation of emergency response procedures, preparedness planning and disaster management). This experience must include at least three (3) years of supervisory emergency management level;


Possession of a valid Driver License (to be presented at the time of appointment). Employee must continue to maintain a satisfactory driving record.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Business Administration or Public Administration (or a degree which includes coursework in aviation or a related management field) from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the emergency management experience as described in #1. No substitution will be allowed for the supervisory emergency management level.
FILE IMMEDIATELY. MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME. Effective July 3, 2006 there is a new City and County of San Francisco employment application form. Applications will be available beginning FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco, at the San Francisco Airport Commission Human Resources Office, Delta Building 3rd Floor, 710 N. McDonnell Road, San Francisco, CA 94128 AND on our website at www.sfgov.org/dhr. Mailed application materials must be postmarked by the final filing date. Faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

Applications may be filed electronically. Access the application through the GovernmentJobs.com website at: http://governmentjobs.com/sf/default.cfm/action=jobs.

The completed employment application and all supporting documents may be submitted or mailed at:

Via Mail:
•Airport Commission Human Resources
Attn: 0922 Emergency Operations Manager Exam
Airport Exam team
P.O. Box 8097
San Francisco, CA 94128


Hand Delivered:
•Airport Commission Human Resources
710 N. McDonnell Road
Attn: 0922 Emergency Operations Manager
Airport Exam team
Delta Building, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94128

•Department of Human Resources
44 Gough Street
Attn: 0922 Emergency Operations Manager
Airport Exam team
San Francisco, CA 94103

Verification of qualifying education and experience will be required prior to appointment. When requested, a copy of a diploma, transcripts and/or license/certification must be submitted to verify the education/license/certification requirement. When requested, verification of qualifying experience must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rule 111A. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Screening Committee:
(Weight: Qualifying)

A committee of experts may evaluate the qualifications as described on the application materials, of each candidate who has met the minimum requirements for the positions. Only the most qualified candidates will continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decisions of the screening committee are final.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight: 100%)
The most qualified candidates will be provided a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate and rank qualified candidates. Failure to submit the supplemental questionnaire by the date requested may result in disqualification from the examination process.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to provide a complete employment history for the past ten (10) years and an explanation of all gaps in employment during that period. The past ten (10) years of the candidate's employment will be verified. In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications 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 Airport Commission.

Background Investigation:
Positions with the San Francisco Airport Commission that require security clearance prior to employment may be required to have a thorough background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation includes a search into records held by the criminal justice system, credit reporting agencies, the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, as well as, contact with references, employers, and others who have knowledge of the candidate. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not be limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, use of controlled substances and alcohol, inability to work well with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials, and/or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening, and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. The background investigation will also meet Transportation Security Administration requirements (TSA Section 1542.209). Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications 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 Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance:
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Selection Procedures Notes:
1. Candidates must pass each part of the selection procedure.

General Notes:
1. Position Based Tests are administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. All provisions of this rule are part of this announcement.
2. Important Employment Information for Position Based Testing in the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfgov.org/site/dhr_page.asp?id=566. Paper copies of this information can be obtained at 44 Gough St., San Francisco, California. The Important Employment Information is part of this announcement.
3. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Persons filing electronically should make copies of their documents before submitting them. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. Hiring department may require applicants to present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date.
4. Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this process must contact the analyst by phone at (650) 821-2048, or if hearing impaired at (650) 821-2323 (TDD), or in writing at San Francisco Airport Commission Human Resources, Class 0922 Emergency Ops., P.O. Box 8097, San Francisco, CA 94128 as soon as possible.
5. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. The City will not sponsor any H1B visas.
6. The job description and minimum qualifications specified on this announcement are appealable to the Civil Service Commission. Appeals of these provisions must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. Refer to Civil Service Commission Rule 111A, Article VIII. All other provisions of this announcement except for the Certification Rule are appealable to the Human Resources Director. Appeals of these provisions must be filed with the examination analyst listed on this announcement within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Issued: 10/20/06
Philip A. Ginsburg, Director
Department of Human Resources
Announcement #: 53012
Airport / CR (650) 821-2048
MCCP File No. 27-019

Agency: City and County of San Francisco
Address: 44 Gough Street    San Francisco,  California  94103-1233  Map/Directions
Phone: (415) 557-4800

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