POSITION: Disaster Prevention Coordinator

LOCATION: LA JOLLA Economic Development Dept

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  (Exempt) Temporary





Under the Policy Direction of the Tribal Council and the Administrative supervision of the Tribal Chairman, the Emergency Services Coordinator, has the responsibility of carrying out the activities relating to the implementation of the La Jolla Tribal Homeland Security project.


·         Provide capacity for Tribal Council in areas of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling disaster and emergency preparedness and recovery.

·         Work with resources including staff, consultants, goods, and services to achieve maximum cost-effective and timely conduct of activities and outcomes including working with Public Safety Officer and Tribal Authorized Representative to schedule emergency preparedness and response training and exercises.

·         Conduct sessions for Tribal Council and General Council on Tribal Homeland Security.

·         Identify and analyze funding opportunities for emergency preparedness and response and recommend their potential to Tribal Council.

·         Collect and analyze data in preparation for Tribal Threat Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), Stakeholder Preparedness Report (SPR) and Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

·         Monitor and evaluate progress on activity and objective attainment via Microsoft Project.

·         Provide monthly reports to Tribal Council and quarterly reports to FEMA

Minimum Qualifications:

Interested applicants shall provide documentation of their education and experience in the areas of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

A. College Degree in Homeland Security, Business Administration or Management is a plus.

B. Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in public safety or emergency preparedness

C. Tribal experience: Experience working with or for a Tribe is a plus.

D. Skills & Abilities:

1) Language Skills: Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend complex instructions,

correspondence, and memos. Ability to write complex correspondence and reports.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and/or group situations to

vendors, employees and other business entities.

2) Mathematical: Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in many units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals and possible rates, ratios and percentages.

3) Computer: Demonstrated ability to function PC using MS Office software. Ability to email, fax, copy and scan for inter and intra-tribal communication.

4) Reasoning Ability: Demonstrated ability to apply common sense and reasonable understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with

problems involving multiple variables in a non-standard situation(s).

E. Additional Requirements:

1) Successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.

2) Possess a ‘we’ attitude and commitment to team participation.

Native American Preference: In accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 USC 472), preference in filling this vacancy will be given to qualified Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian Preference. Verification on BIA Form 5-4432 or from Tribal ID card must be provided with the application. For the purpose of this policy, Indian/native Americans are defined as an enrolled member if a federally recognized tribe.

Notice of Drug-Free Workplace Requirements: The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians is committed to maintaining a drug-free working environment and to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, 45CFR, part 76, subpart F. The interested candidate must be able to pass a drug-screening test and maintain a drug-free and professional working environment