Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (#RP0610)
$39.94-$48.54 Hourly / $6,922.32-$8,414.13 Monthly / $83,067.95-$100,969.61 Yearly


Under general direction, coordinates, plans, and monitors public health emergency preparedness activities and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for supervising staff involved in the coordination and planning of public health emergency preparedness activities. This position works under the general direction and supervision of public health senior management.


  • Coordinates with staff to design, write, and maintain public health emergency response plans, manuals and standard operating procedures by utilizing local, state and federal regulatory guidelines and requirements to ensure plans are integrated with emergency response plans of other agencies.
  • Supervises staff, assigns and reviews work; trains staff; conducts regular staff meetings to coordinate work plan goals and monitor progress.
  • Coordinates, plans and conducts public health related emergency preparedness and response training, periodic disaster drills and exercises with applicable county departments, other government agencies, community agencies involved in public health emergency preparedness and response, as well as the general public.
  • Develops annual grant budget and work plan and amendments, in collaboration with other department divisions and units. Monitors compliance with grant and expenditures; processes requisitions; prepares periodic grant financial progress reports; assists staff in preparing grant reports.
  • Represents the public health emergency response effort before local, state and federal regulatory, advisory and governing bodies and attends meetings of those agencies and community agencies.
  • Provides technical assistance and advice on roles and responsibilities to department staff during emergency response.
  • Conducts research, analysis and planning related to public health emergency response preparedness.
  • Updates and maintains contact information and resource listings for individuals, equipment, and supplies needed for emergency operations.
  • May act in the absence of management for matters within the scope of public health emergency preparedness plans.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four- year college or university with a major in public health or health-related field, public or business administration, the social sciences or related field.

Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience planning and executing emergency preparedness activities, including writing of plans, procedures, protocols, guidelines and exercise-related training.

Substitution: A master’s degree in public health or health-related field, public or business administration, the social sciences or related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices of emergency response program development, implementation and evaluation; principles of supervision, training and staff development; principles and practices of government operations, including organizational planning and analysis; principles of community organization, health education, and public relations; organization and function of state and federal health service and planning agencies; methods of administrative problem solving; grant preparation and administration; principles of effective oral and written communication.


Supervise, lead, and train staff; apply principles, methods and techniques of public administration, management analysis, and statistics to the gathering, organizing, and analysis of data; coordinate public health emergency preparedness plans with other government and community agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, local, state and federal agencies, health planning agencies, and nongovernmental health providers; interpret laws and regulations; conduct risk assessments; work accurately and effectively under pressure; meet physical requirements; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare comprehensive reports; work with computers.


Mobility – frequent computer operation; sitting for long periods, walking, and driving; occasional standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, crawling, pushing/pulling, and bending or squatting; Lifting—frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements – constant overall vision, depth and color perception, ability to read and do close-up work, and frequent hand/eye coordination, field of vision and peripheral vision; Dexterity – constant holding, reaching, and grasping; frequent repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking – constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio, hearing faint sounds, talking in person, and talking on the telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological – occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; working alone and travel, working from heights; frequent public contact, and decision-making and problem solving; Special Requirements--may occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions – occasionally exposed to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation, indoor heat and cold; frequently exposed to various weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP0610; EST: 3/13/2013;