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Job Posting: Northern Cal Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

Department of Food & Agriculture

Northern Cal Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

$8,254.00 - $10,274.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Function # 1: Manage and Supervise Statewide Animal Disease Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs - 35%


•Develop and administer the statewide animal health emergency personnel and asset resource “typing” standardization, credentialing, and training initiatives

•Collaborate on interbranch cooperation related to emergency response cross-training, certification, credentialing, resource management, and deployments for food contamination and disease response events

•Oversee the development, delivery, and tracking of animal disease or animals in disaster Incident Command System, and other emergency training for CDFA staff and for officials from partner agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.

•Oversee the development, delivery, and tracking of AHB field skills training

•Oversee the annual statewide training plan development


•Oversee the development and execution of regular animal health and California Animal Response Emergency System exercises for CDFA, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other partner agency responders from all levels of government and non-governmental organizations

•Oversee the development and execution of industry seminars, workshops, and drills

•Ensure appropriate participation in statewide disaster preparedness exercises

•Oversee the annual statewide exercise plan development

•Oversee the after action and corrective action process for documenting simulation exercises and real-world response performance and capabilities assessments and approved and oversee implementation of recommended solutions for preparedness and response gaps


•Oversee the development of response plans, protocols, and procedures to include scientifically sound strategies, tactics, policies, and procedures

•Oversee the review and analysis of state, federal, and international statutes ,mandates, guidelines, plans, and publications for their application to California disease response protocols; review and approved associated staff recommendations for policy and procedure changes

•Oversee and contribute to the development and updating of the Division Emergency Operations Center Plan, including staffing plans, policies, and standard operating procedures

•Oversee development and collaborate with EPRS staff on reviews of Division/Branch emergency response plans and analyze policy development, ensuring compliance with existing emergency response legislative mandates, regulations, and priorities set by leadership

•Collaborate with EPRS staff and facilitate the review and update of response plans ensuring compliance with the Standardized Emergency Management System(SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS); direct and oversee the development of appropriate departmental standard operating procedures(SOPs), checklists, and operational forms

Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are mostly conducted indoors, however incumbent may occasionally be required to work outside, under difficult conditions, and in non-standard office environments. Travel (including nights, weekends, and holidays) for extended periods may be required for meetings and events as well as during an emergency response. Travel on short notice may be required upon activation for emergency response. During emergency response periods, duties may require working long shifts at hours other than the normal work hours.

The incumbent must follow CDFA, Division, and Branch employee health and safety policies.

Regular or recurring telework may occur as part of the incumbent’s ongoing regular schedule in accordance with CDFAs Telework Policy. Any employee who is teleworking must adhere to all telework policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Northern Cal Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager
$8,254.00 - $10,274.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Within the AHB, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section (EPRS) provides leadership for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response for emergencies that fall under the jurisdiction of the Animal Health and Food Safety Services (AHFSS) division. During non-emergencies, the EPRS focuses on planning, prevention, training, responder exercises, and policy development for emergency response. When animal health and food safety emergencies arise, EPRS personnel fill vital incident management roles as part of the Command and General Staff on an Incident Management Team or in the Department Operation Center.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Food & Agriculture
Attn: Human Resources Branch JC-288950
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Food & Agriculture
Human Resources Branch JC-288950
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS PREFERRED. All mail or drop-off applications must include JC-288950
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Angelina Mwaniki
(916) 900-5002

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Civil Rights
(916) 654-1005
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Hard Copy Applications

If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 12/2021 version.


Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, salary or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

Upon hire you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree or certificate.

Applicants with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.

This position may require a medical clearance.

Alternate Classifications and Training and Development assignments may be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail