Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
2% COLA effective January 5, 2019
Salary: $72,716.80 - $88,420.80
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Status: Permanent
Unit: Mid Mgmt
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Under general direction of the Public Health Manager or designee, plans, coordinates and manages an emergency preparedness and response program to minimize human health threats and mitigate adverse effects of emergencies on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Plans and coordinates public health, medical, and mass care-related emergency preparedness activities in collaboration with first responders, the Office of Emergency Services, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and other county departments. Develops and participates in emergency preparedness and response activities in compliance with local, state, and national standards and requirements. Emergency planning, training, exercise, response and recovery execution; administering state and federal grants, and serving as an emergency preparedness subject matter expert.
This is a single position mid-management classification with responsibility for program operations and supervision of personnel under the emergency preparedness program in the Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency. This class is distinguished from the next higher level, Public Health Manager, which is an executive management classification with broader responsibility for policy, personnel and budget for the Public Health Division.
- Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work with local, regional, state, and federal partners to develop, implement, and evaluate emergency preparedness plans, procedures, protocols, and agreements for responding to all hazards incidents.
- Develop and facilitate planning groups to complete plans related to (but not limited to) mass dispensing, medical surge, mass care/sheltering, mass fatality, communications, and logistics.
- Plan and implement emergency and disaster preparedness activities, drills, exercises, and provide leadership during emergency responses.
- Coordinate County’s participation in local medical-health disaster exercises including but not limited to statewide exercises, and exercises with other local agencies.
- Prepare, revise and maintain all-hazards emergency preparedness plans.
- Develop and deliver training to increase staff competencies related to the implementation of specific emergency preparedness plans.
- Coordinate communication activities with other County departments, volunteer organizations, and medical-health organizations in the development emergency communications plan.
- Serves in key administrative and operational roles during responses to possible or actual emergency incidents.
- Is available to serve in a 24/7 duty officer rotation to respond, coordinate, or complete duties as needed to address emergencies.
- Ensure personnel health and safety through coordination of training, provision of appropriate personal protective equipment and other requirements for occupational health and safety related to employee protection.
- Develop grant proposals, work plans and budgets; monitor grant expenditures and invoices.
- Maintain related records, prepare administrative reports and develop and complete grant related progress reports.
- Supervises and evaluates all assigned program staff and provides feedback on their job performance including coaching or progressive discipline, if needed.
- Communicate effectively with the public and private sector both verbally and in writing.
- Conduct community outreach and education to a variety of groups.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse community agencies, public officials, staff and the general public.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Principles, practices, techniques, and procedures related to program planning, implementation/management, evaluation, needs assessment, statistical analysis, and data interpretation; effective organizational, collaboration, and research skills; effective group process, presentation, and facilitation skills; emergency management best practices, Incident Command Systems, Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), medical, health and mass care; emerging technologies and methodologies.
Skill and Ability to
Create and manage word processing, database records, PowerPoint presentations, and emerging technology systems; conduct research; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and representatives from other agencies and organizations, which include regional partners, state and local emergency responders, and members of the community; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to draft and conduct informational presentations, write grants, and prepare evaluative reports quickly and effectively; develop measurable objectives and gather, analyze, and interpret data; work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines; work independently with minimal supervision; self-starter, motivated, goal oriented.
Education, Training, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, public policy, emergency management, or related field with a minimum of three years of experience management experience including experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating projects and plans, as well as in emergency preparedness, strategic planning, and policy analysis. Experience in group facilitation, training, and project management is desirable.
A master’s degree in public health, public administration, public policy, emergency management, or related field may substitute for one year of management experience.
Completion of Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) Professional Development Series and ICS 100, 200, 700 online courses must be obtained within six (6) months of hire. Additional training may be required depending on qualifications.
Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles may be required;
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
Special Conditions and Working Conditions
Constant contact with emotional or anxious public members; frequent overtime; frequent travel; on-call for disaster response.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate person and by telephone. Mobility to transverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform response duties; manual dexterity to operate calculators, cameras, computers, grasp tools, and inspect electrical devices; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds such as emergency response supplies, files, books or boxes of materials for distances up to 100 feet. Working in exposure to various weather conditions and hazardous conditions.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.