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Division/Group Supervisor in Oroville, CA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Oroville, CA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Founded in 1976, Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. is a contracting firm specializing in heavy infrastructure construction development; disaster recovery operations; environmental remediation and materials recycling; as well as demolition/deconstruction across the United States.

Ceres currently holds more than 230 contracts with cities, counties and U.S. states and has completed thousands of contracts over the last 40 years.

We seek, reward and retain honest, intelligent, driven teammates regularly able to put our clients' interests first.

Job Summary

The Division/Group Supervisor implements their assigned portion of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and is responsible for all operations conducted in the division/group. The DIVS supervises assigned resources and reports to an Operation Sections Chief or other assigned supervisor. The DIVS works in the Operations functional area.

Prepare and Mobilize

  • Ensure individual readiness
  • Gather critical information pertinent to the assignment
  • Review Incident Action Plan (IAP) and obtain briefing, objectives, and intent from supervisor

Build The Team

  • Identify assigned resources and maintain accountability. Confirm that IAP or relevant plan has all assigned resources listed. Report any missing resources up chain of command.
  • Assemble assigned personnel and equipment.
  • Establish and communicate for the division: chain of command; reporting procedures; risk management processes; radio frequency management.
  • Establish a common operating picture with supervisors and subordinates.
  • Participate in operational briefings as directed.
  • Obtain and distribute IAPs, other relevant plans, maps, local area information.
  • Brief assigned personnel using IAP and/or DROP briefing checklist.

Lead, Supervise, Direct

  • Model leadership values and principles. Provide positive influence. Emphasize teamwork.
  • Establish and communicate objectives, priorities, work assignments, and performance expectations.
  • Identify, analyze, and use relevant situational information to make more informed decisions and take appropriate actions.
  • Adjust actions based on changing information and evolving situation awareness. Develop and implement contingency plans. Communicate changing conditions to assigned resources and supervisor.
  • Ensure IAP objectives and performance standards are met.
  • Monitor performance and provide immediate and regular feedback to assigned personnel.

Perform Division Supervisor-Specific Duties

  • Attend agency briefings and debriefings as directed.
  • Ensure host unit direction and policies are applied.
  • Establish accountability and contact procedures for assigned resources during incident travel and when off-duty.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate span of control.
  • Ensure assigned resources have all necessary equipment and supplies to meet tactical objectives. Establish long-term, multiple-shift logistical needs. Plan ahead and think strategically.
  • Identify and anticipate operational needs and request additional resources as needed
  • Ensure work assignments are completed and special instructions are followed. Monitor work progress and evaluate debris removal situation.
  • Obtain regular updates from subordinates and/or adjacent resources.

Perform Debris Removal Duties

  • Recon area of responsibility and assess feasibility of assigned objectives. Consult with supervisor on resource needs and suggest adjustments as necessary.
  • Develop and implement tactics based on incident objectives, risk assessment and leader's intent.
  • Organize and deploy assigned resources based on established objectives and resource capabilities. Match appropriate resource to assignment.
  • Ensure adherence to vehicle safety procedures. Identify ingress and egress routes. Consider bridge and road limits, equipment weight and length, and weather effects.
  • Provide status updates on conditions affecting operations, hazardous conditions, unresolved conflicts, etc. to supervisor.
  • Report special occurrences (e.g., structure/improved property loss or damage, accidents, sickness) to supervisor.
  • Use maps, compass, Global Positioning System (GPS) and other tools and applications to gather information and navigate on incident.
  • Ensure daily tickets are produced for all equipment/personnel that is a per day line item. Ensure the accuracy of the tickets that are produce for this equipment/personnel.

Planning Duties

  • Calculate amount and type of additional resources required; obtain through established ordering procedures.
  • Provide Operations/Branch Director with resource needs within specified timeframe. Notify Operations Section Chief when resources are moved between Divisions/Groups.
  • Provide DIVS specific information to appropriate planning section personnel.

Communicate and Coordinate

  • Follow established processes and chain of command for collecting, producing, and distributing information.
  • Ensure clear understanding of expectations and timely communication within and across ICS functional areas and chain of command.
  • Establish communications and exchange necessary briefings/information with the following:
    • Other ICS functional areas
    • Adjacent DIVS
    • Tetra Tech
    • CAL OES Technical Specialist

Manage Risk

  • Apply the Risk Management Process as stated in the DROP and JSA s:
    • Identify Hazards
    • Assess Hazards
    • Develop Controls and Make Risk Decisions
    • Implement Controls
    • Supervise and Evaluate
  • Utilize Safety Officers to assist with the risk management process and provide input into safety of operations.
  • Plan for medical emergencies. Ensure that assigned resources are prepared to execute the Medical Plan. Ensure familiarity with medical responders, communication procedures, and transportation plan. Manage the medical emergency based on procedures stated in the IAP, JSA s and Health and Safety Plan.
  • Monitor for signs and symptoms of fatigue, illness, or injury. Mitigate appropriately.
  • Account for location, health, safety, and welfare of assigned personnel.
  • Submit accident/incident reports with pertinent forms through established chain of command.


  • Complete, authorize, ensure timeliness of, and route as required:
    • Crew Time Report (Exact Time)
    • Incident Performance Evaluation
    • Contractor Performance Evaluation
    • Activity Log

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management
  • A minimum of 3 years construction experience
  • Hazwhoper training
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable in office start-up situations
  • Travel flexibilityDivi
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including, Excel, Word, and Access

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience with Quality Control and/or management in construction or disaster recovery work
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • OSHA 30 training
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Meets productivity standards; strives to increase productivity
  • Observes safety and security procedures. Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses equipment and materials properly

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

May vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than indicated here.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Ceres Environmental is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.