Whether or not it makes the citizenry feel more secure or not, the City of San Diego is looking for a few good Homeland Security Coordinators, according to an online job notice. The new hires will “create and coordinate interdepartmental, multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional all-hazard and Homeland Security (HLS) planning activities; serve as a resource to City staff in the Emergency Operations Center during activations and exercises; serve as an HLS subject matter expert to other City departments; [and] represent the City on numerous local HLS work groups.”
In addition, the new employees will “collaborate with other public and private HLS disaster response and recovery stakeholders; participate in the development and execution of HLS exercises; [and] function as the City’s contact person for other agencies in the San Diego Urban Area (includes the County of San Diego and the 18 incorporated cities) in analyzing current legislation, protocols, policies and procedures associated with disaster preparedness, emergency management, and homeland security.”
Pay range is between $59,363 and $71,760, according to the notice; required experience includes prior roles in “emergency planning and preparedness; emergency management or operations management [and] working directly with Homeland Security groups and/or officials.”…BIOCOM, the high-rolling San Diego biotech lobbying outfit, has been busy at city hall touting that costly toilet-to-tap plan to turn sewage into drinking water. According to the group’s most recent lobbying disclosure filing, staffer Faith Picking went calling on city-council members Lorie Zapf, Scott Sherman, Mark Kersey, Marti Emerald, Kevin Faulconer, Sherri Lightner, and David Alvarez, along with three council staffers.