California Emergency Services Association (CESA)

CESA Annual Conference

May 6 – 9, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234

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About The CESA Annual Conference

Hosted by the California Emergency Services Association (CESA), the 2024 CESA Legislative Conference in Cathedral City, CA, is an opportunity for emergency management professionals from a diverse variety of disciplines to work jointly to build effective preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery strategies.

Who Should Attend

CESA promotes mutual support and cooperation among government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and the public, so the Tidal Basin team will join leaders from these areas to collaborate on initiatives focused on optimizing emergency management processes pre-, in-progress, and post-disaster.

Meet our team

Allen Davis

State Director, California

Allen Davis serves as the State Director for California, developing and supporting client relationships in the California region. Allen has worked in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for 15 years. He served more than 11 years at the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Regions VI and IX. He supported various other FEMA regions throughout his tenure. Allen’s experience at FEMA includes serving as Public Assistance Group Supervisor, Operations Section Chief, Infrastructure Branch Director, and Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer on a multitude of events throughout the United States and its protectorates, including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa.

He served as an infrastructure Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Catastrophic Typhoon Plan for Guam, the CNMI, and the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan.

Allen supported FEMA’s Response division as the Infrastructure Branch Director on the Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) and Liaison Officer (LNO). He served as an infrastructure Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Catastrophic Typhoon Plan for Guam, the CNMI, and the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan. Also, while at FEMA, Allen assisted in developing the first edition of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), redesigning the PA Delivery Model, and implementing FEMA’s Grants Portal and Manager systems.

Allen is a seasoned manager, policy expert, technical writer, instructor, and relationship-builder. He excels at optimizing the delivery of disaster programs to maximize and expedite the provision of assistance for Tidal Basin clients.


Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Business Administration, Texas State University

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Federal Civil or Structural Engineer (FEMA PA TAC)

Tidal Basin is expanding our Federal Disaster Recovery Cadre. This Cadre is composed of dedicated individuals who wish to help communities in their time of need and help them rebuild following natural or man-made disasters.  We are part of a larger team of Technical Assistance Contractors (TAC) who deploy alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide technical assistance to FEMA for the delivery of the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program, which assists State, Local, Tribal, and some Private Non-Profits recover and rebuild following a natural or man-made disaster.    

This position is expected to be forward deployed to the site of natural or man-made disasters but may also require work from your Residence of Record (RoR), hotel room, FEMA’s Regional Offices, FEMA Headquarters, or other facilities, dependent on the needs and requirements of the contract.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

Mitigation Grants Specialist

We have an opportunity for a Mitigation Grants Specialist to join our Tidal Basin Government Consulting team. The primary purpose of this position is to assist our clients in the implementation of their HM program(s) as well as maintain the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of the various HM programs and business management operations.

The Mitigation Grants Specialist applies FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program’s guidance, with a specific focus on administering and monitoring program support assistance which is critical to effective mitigation program delivery to our clients.

This is a great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with an expanding firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. Tidal Basin is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

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