Emergency Preparedness Coordinator ~ PHEP

Posted 2 months ago

Days / Hours:              Monday – Friday 40 hours per week  

Salary/Benefits:         $17.88 to $23.93 DOE


The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Plan as well as various other programs as necessary.


  • The PHEP Coordinator assesses public health emergency preparedness educational needs, and plans, develops and implements education/training programs.
  • The PHEP Coordinator has frequent interaction with Emergency Management Services personnel, the hospital, medical providers, law enforcement, fire personnel, pharmacists, veterinarians, coroners and community-based organizations. Coordination with other program directors is essential.
  • The PHEP Coordinator may lead the work of others on various assigned projects and tasks.
  • Coordinates with other agencies, local and regional, on public health preparedness and response activities.
  • Activates Health and Medical Area Command to direct, coordinate, and mobilize health and medical resources, information, and personnel during emergencies and disasters.
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of Oregon Health Authority Deliverables for fulfillment of Harney County’s obligations under the PHEP Grant Program.
  • Participates in the design of planning exercises to test the efficiency of Public Health emergency preparedness plans.
  • Helps with investigations regarding communicable and infectious disease
  • Conducts human disease surveillance.
  • Develops training materials to educate the public and facilitate compliance with public health emergency preparedness programs.
  • Collects and performs analysis on relevant data necessary for the preparation of various reports
  • Serves as the County’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness representative on the Local Public Health Administrators Group and other related committees and/or organizations.
  • Prepares press releases and articles for submission to the press as directed.
  • Generates written communications as directed in a timely and competent manner.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Ability to travel out of town and to overnight meetings.
  • Excellent computer and writing skills.
  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently.
  • Strong background in community outreach, organization, and public health.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.


Application Closing Date and Time: Until filled. Obtain an employment application and full job description from Human Resources, by email deanna.atwell@harneycountyor.gov or call 541-413-3110, The application is also available on the Harney County website under the Human Resource Department.

Harney County is an AA/EEOE.

Job Features

Job CategoryHarney County Emergency Preparedness