Disaster Resiliency Specialist

Emergency Services Disaster Resiliency & Prep Specialists work closely with low-income, rural residents to educate and train them on resiliency focused programs. It is a necessary function of this position to serve in an advocacy, public speaking, and technical assistance role regarding the needs of rural, low-income people for implementing the resiliency education and training.


Our Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long- term Disability
  • Health/Fitness Club


  • 401K and Employer Match


  • Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • Computer Purchase Loan
  • Employee Assistance Program



  • Educate various local populations on resiliency and preparation programs and techniques.
  • Conduct outreach in communities with high hazard risks.
  • Organize event giveaways within program scope and budget.
  • Research disaster resiliency programs and best practices.
  • Maintain accurate outreach counts and documentation.
  • Work with local communities in the application of disaster resiliency and preparedness techniques and practices.
  • Develop and present curriculum based on current best practices concerning disaster resiliency and preparation.
  • Assist in marketing and education materials design.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with California State Water Resources Control Board, Cal OES, various local CBOs and other partners.
  • Prepare reports and other written assignments as requested by the Program Manager for Emergency Services.
  • Work with federal, state, county, regional, non-profit, and other groups to assist with resiliency and preparation projects.
  • Assist other Emergency Services staff when needed.
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

Must Haves

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and work tasks with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with public and private agency officials.
  • Ability to present educational material to various populations including farmworker, low-income and other community groups.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) may be required for some positions.



  • Willingness to travel throughout service area
  • A valid California Driver’s License and current automotive liability coverage are required
  • An appropriate vehicle for work use


You're passionate
You're a passionate and energetic person who's excited to connect and strategize with residents and communities.
You love people, communities, and problem solving
You're always excited to meet someone new, listen, and help them find solutions to their needs.
You were born a people person
You enjoy interacting with people–over email, on the phone, and in person. You're a great listener, motivator and get excited to help others be more successful.
You get excited about the details
You're a detail oriented person who is organized and always looking for efficiencies.
You're a creative and strategic thinker
You strive to come up with innovative and creative solutions to problems that seem impossible. You're capable of thinking about the big picture and coming up with a plan to execute.
You're self-motivated
You see something that can be improved and you go after it. You have a strong desire to help others and to be a part of something special at Self-Help Enterprises.