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Regional Emergency Response Planner

Recruitment #180914-UNCX-330

Introduction

JFD:  Program Grant Consultant
Working Title:  Regional Emergency Response Planner
Location:
Emergency Preparedness and Response Service
PIN #: 34002062
Travel Required
Salary: $1,842.96 biweekly

Description:
This position focuses on efforts in the Homeland Security Region it is assigned, in order to meet capabilities for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant. In this capacity the position will also support the Strategic National Stockpile Program and support all hazard emergency response efforts in Oklahoma during any disaster, natural or manmade, that requires a Public Health response.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as part of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Service (EPRS).
• Serve as an integral team member charged to respond to public health emergencies including, but not limited to terrorist events, natural disasters, man-made incidents, or disease outbreaks anywhere in the state or the nation (when requested).
• Assist in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of preparedness and response training including, but not limited to; incident command system (ICS), mass medication sites, regional strategic response planning, and emergency response.
• Assist with development of emergency response plans in cooperation with central office and the respective county health department administrator(s).
• Assist in the planning, conducting and evaluation of exercises, working closely with the EPRS Training and Exercise Coordinator to assist in planning and response to any disaster and/or manmade emergencies.
• Assist in reviewing city, county, and state public health Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs).
• Assist local health departments in planning, organizing, and coordinating programs related to disaster recovery operations.
• Prepare written and verbal reports relating to preparedness activities within the region.
• Maintain up-to-date reference file of information, including local official contact information, pertaining to public health response plans and policies for the region.
• Attend required meetings and trainings (local, regional, state and national).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements consist of critical thinking skills in emergency situations that are inclusive but not limited to demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the functions and operations of the local public health system; of state, federal, military, and/or civilian supervision of project implementation and program planning. Serving on and leading a regional response initiatives is a must, as is knowledge of and experience with NIMS/ICS. Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to communicate and direct emergency response and planning activities as a project or team leader; demonstrated ability to coordinate with multiple jurisdictions on a regional/statewide basis, evaluate emergency situations, adopt effective courses of action, analyze and communicate emergency response advice to local officials; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including health department administrative directors, emergency managers, law enforcement officials, and local government  officials; assemble, summarize, interpret, and present complex information to professional and lay audiences; work independently as well as part of a team; prioritize duties to ensure proper initiation, completion and delivery of excellent work projects; to work on multiple projects simultaneously, exercise sound judgment; work discreetly and maintain confidentiality.

Education and Work Experience:
Requirements consist of a bachelor’s degree and 2 years work experience in public health, emergency management, healthcare, mental health, U.S. Military, or a related field.

This position has preferred qualification: 
Knowledge of HSEEP guidelines, knowledge and experience with NIMS/ICS

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Title 74, 840-5.5. (A)(4) - Persons employed with one-time, limited duration, federal or other grant funding that is not continuing or indefinitely renewable.  The length of the unclassified employment shall not exceed the period of time for which that specific federal funding is provided.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

 

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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

 

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.


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