Emergency Preparedness Coordinator ~ PHEP

Posted 2 months ago

Days / Hours:              Monday – Friday 40 hours per week  

Salary/Benefits:         $17.88 to $23.93 DOE

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

DESIRABLE, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

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.

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Job CategoryHarney County Emergency Preparedness