Emergency Planning/risk Management Coordinator

State of Utah

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Job Description



Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and expand your knowledge, skills and abilities AND further your career? If so, then this may be the position you’re looking for!

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is looking to hire an Emergency Planning/Risk Management Coordinator. In this position you will be responsible to develop, coordinate and implement Department disaster response resources; represent interests of the Department with other state agencies, government officials, and local health departments; assess current emergency response capabilities and develop procedures to address them. Work with the Department Risk Manager; evaluate Department liabilities in regard to office working conditions, building security, and employee safety.

Principle Duties
As the Emergency Planning/Risk Management Coordinator, you will be responsible for the following duties:Coordinate Emergency Operations Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans with DHHS Divisions
Work closely with Department divisions, the Division of Emergency Management and the State Emergency Response Team to coordinate ESF6 Mass Care needs and goals
Works closely with Department divisions to ensure that staff safety needs are being effectively met.
Provide trainings on emergency procedures and risk mitigation methods
Develop/review Emergency Operations Plans and facility evacuation plans within the Department
Performs safety surveys and inspections, prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventive measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
Apply continuous improvement process to existing programs to ensure the preparedness and safety culture continues to evolve.
Coordinate with Utah State Risk Management on all matters relating to employee safety and insurance.
Coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between DHHS and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.
Act as a resource for agencies and political subdivisions. Coordinate with and assist agencies in processing emergency actions.
Consults with managers, executives, and employees to identify problems, develop improvements, create and maintain quality standards.

Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and/or trainable after entry into position:
use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
evaluate information against a set of standards
speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
agency and community resources and services
communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
principles, theories, and practices of safety and risk management
applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
principles, theories, and practices of personnel/human resource management
deliver presentations or training using acceptable methods and techniques
make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions

The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who has:At least 5 years of experience in emergency management fields and/or a master’s degree in a related field.
An understanding of risk management and its practical application in the agency’s responsibilities.
Basic knowledge of facilities related to employee safety.

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services?
In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:
UTA Eco Pass, at a discounted monthly rate
On-site fitness center, for a minimal membership fee
For more information on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, please click HERE.

If offered this position, your employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. There will be no cost to you for this check. This check will include fingerprinting, which will be available at various locations for your convenience. Fingerprinting will be completed prior to your first day of employment . You may review the policy by clicking HERE. (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Lifting up to 50 Pounds and moving objects may be required
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
Safety and risk issues inherit while working within a correctional facility with an inmate population are presumed.

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