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Strategically located in the Tri-Valley region of the San
Francisco Bay Area at the intersection of I-580 and I-680, the City
of Dublin (Calif.) has consistently been one of the fastest growing
cities in Alameda County for the past several years. In 2010, the
City reported a population of 57,043 within 14.59 square miles with
the population projected to exceed 62,000. The City will be served
by two BART stations which provide great access from Dublin to
other parts of the Bay Area. Since the City's incorporation in
1982, the City's population has progressively increased as both
residents and businesses have found the benefit of calling Dublin
The region is known for its mild climate and many amenities,
including shopping, restaurants, public and private golf courses,
and several wineries. The area is home to some of the largest
corporations, and is close to several major universities, including
the University of California, Berkeley; University of California,
San Francisco; University of San Francisco, as well as many
community colleges. Affordable housing, a low crime rate, and award
winning schools make Dublin a great community in which to live and
work. Recreational amenities abound in Dublin and the surrounding
Bay Area and Dublin residents exhibit a high level of interest in
the arts and historic preservation.
The City of Dublin was incorporated in 1982 as a general law
city and has a Council/Manager form of government. The City employs
approximately 83 full-time Staff and up to 227 part-time and
contract employees including Police and Fire Services which are
contracted through the County of Alameda. The Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Operating Budget totals $37.6 million, and the capital budget
totals $31.1 million. The City of Dublin is continually striving to
enhance the services provided to its customers. The City
organization is committed to creating a challenging and rewarding
environment in which the staff is motivated to respond to the needs
of the City's customers.
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The City of Dublin is currently seeking citizens who are willing
to serve as volunteers and are ready to respond whenever disaster
strikes. During a catastrophic event there are enormous unmet human
resource needs; having a pre-screened and well-managed reserve of
volunteers is an extremely valuable community asset.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Volunteers are expected to be on-call when large incidents and
disasters occur. These major events include, but are not limited
to, earthquakes, severe storms, tornadoes, flash floods,
landslides; floods, fires, and unusual incidents than can arise out
of terrorism, urban unrest or mass actions.
Whenever such large incidents occur, volunteers are called upon
to assist professional responders such as police officers,
firefighters, building inspectors, care & shelter support and
general emergency operations support with any tasks associated with
disaster response and recover. Possible tasks include, but are not
- Care & Shelter - Assist in accruing and providing food,
clothing, bedding, shelter, and rehabilitation aid; register
evacuees to promote reuniting families and to support the needs of
special populations; compile authoritative lists of deceased and
missing persons; and other phases of emergency human services, such
as maintaining morale and administering to the mental health,
religious or spiritual needs of persons suffering from the effects
of the disaster.
- Logistics - Under the direction of the Chief of Logistics
and/or designee, assist in procurement, warehousing, and release of
supplies, equipment materials, or other resources. Assist in
mobilization and utilization of public and private transportation
resources required for the movement of persons, materials, and
- Animal Care - Assist in the establishment and maintenance of a
temporary shelter to house animals, register animals to promote
reuniting pets with owners, manage intake of donated materials,
providing food and water to animals, cleaning living areas, taking
animals out for walks, brushing and grooming animal coats, and
- Child Care - Assist in the establishment and provision of a
temporary child care facility; provide youth ages infant to teen
with support and engaging activities; prepare meals and snacks;
keep the facility areas clean and organized; assist with crafts,
games or free-play; act as a positive role model; provide positive
reinforcement and promote healthy, non-violent behaviors;
communicate with other full-time staff and volunteers regarding
on-going facility, program, and client needs.
- Search and Rescue - Under the direction of the appropriate
authority, perform search and rescue operations in one or more of
several areas including: search and rescue; urban search and
rescue; or confined space rescue.
- Safety Assessment Inspector - Survey, evaluate and assess
damaged facilities for continued occupancy or use; assist in
emergency restoration of facilities for utilities, transportation,
and other vital community services; and provide recommendations
regarding shoring or stabilization of damaged or unsafe building or
- Emergency Volunteer Center - Establish and manage volunteer
reception station; distribute forms to potential volunteers; direct
people with non-volunteer related inquiries to appropriate source;
post urgent volunteer resource needs; establish and manager
volunteer intake and referral station; conduct brief interview with
prospective volunteers; register volunteers as Disaster Service
Workers; ensure completion of required paperwork and administration
of Loyalty Oath.
- Any clerical/administrative support wherever needed.
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- Be a resident of Dublin.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be in good health.
- Have a DSV application on file.
- Pass background check.
- Have means of transportation.
Training & Experience
No training or prior experience required for this program, but
any familiarity with CERT, safety assessment (ATC20), first aid,
shelter assistance, traffic control, radio communications,
accounting, data entry, child care, animal care, customer service,
debris removal, food preparation service are highly desirable.
Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements
Possession of a valid California Class C drivers' license
(desired) and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal
Liability (desired). Please indicate if you have any related
certificate such as First Aid, CPR/AED, HAM Radio License when
filling out the Disaster Service Volunteer application. Disaster
Service Volunteers will go through a pre- screening process that
will include an application screening, background check, and
- First Aid, CPR/AED, or any other emergency response knowledge
are highly desired but are not required.
- Help those in distress in a calm manner.
- Be available and respond to a disastrous event on short
- Work in adverse conditions such as those resulting from a
natural or man-made disaster.
- Work in fast-paced environment.
- Work under pressure.
- Safely operate a motor vehicle.
- Accurately follow and give oral and written instructions.
- Use good judgement in executing duties.
- Carry out basic clerical/administrative tasks.
- Be considerate of people in sensitive situations.
- Help those that might need special care and attention.
- Be flexible with work environment, i.e. alone, with a partner,
or in a group.
- Be patient and use good public relation skills.
- Stay alert and be aware of what is happening around you to
ensure personal safety.
Interpret a second language is desirable but not required.
There are no benefits for volunteer positions.
ABOUT THE CITY
The City of Dublin is located in eastern Alameda County,
approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco. The City was
incorporated in 1982 with a population of 53,462 within 14.59
square miles. Dublin's strategic "crossroad" location at the
intersection of Interstate 580 and 680 has made the City freeway
close and conveniently accessible to the Bay Area with two BART
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
The City of Dublin is continually striving to enhance the
services provided to our customers. The City organization is
committed to creating a challenging and rewarding environment in
which all employees representing the City are motivated to respond
to the needs of the City's customers. In setting high standards for
ourselves, we take pride in:
- Being a responsive and proactive City team, in touch with the
changing needs and expectations of the Dublin community.
- Providing the highest level of quality service in all City
programs and activities.
- Promoting a "can do" attitude using common sense along with
- Being committed to high professional standards. A professional
attitude encourages an objective approach to analyses of
- Providing information and resources to our customers in a
friendly and helpful manner.