Disaster Resiliency Specialist

Salary: $25.76 – $39.96 hourly
Closing Date: 07/26/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


As an Emergency Services Disaster Resiliency & Prep Specialist, you will work closely with low-income rural residents to educate and train them on resiliency-focused programs. You will also have the essential function of serving with advocacy, public speaking, and technical assistance regarding the needs of rural, low-income people in implementing 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 the program scope and budget.
  • Research disaster resiliency programs and best practices.
  • Maintain accurate outreach counts and documentation.
  • Work with local communities to apply disaster resiliency and preparedness techniques and practices.
  • Develop and present a curriculum based on current best practices concerning disaster resiliency and preparation.
  • Assist in marketing and education materials design.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the 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

  • Appropriate combination of education, skill, and 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 farmworkers, low-income, and other community groups.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) may be required for some positions.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the 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 via email, phone, and in person. You're a great listener and motivator, and you get excited about helping others be more successful.
You get excited about the details
You're a detail-oriented person who is organized and always looking for efficiency.
You're a creative and strategic thinker
You strive to find innovative and creative solutions to seemingly impossible problems. You can think about the big picture and create 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.