Preparedness Planning Coordinator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

 

Do you have experience with emergency management and preparedness? Do you have public health and/or healthcare experience? Are you looking for a new job with a great work/life balance? If this is you, then the Office of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness (EMSP) has the perfect position for you.

As a Preparedness Planning Coordinator you will provide emergency response planning support and coordination to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and EMSP while performing a variety of emergency management functions to support the program, office and department. The primary duties listed below are key elements of ensuring that you are a key part of helping the EMSP team to meet their mission statement of, “promoting an effective and resilient public health, trauma, and emergency health care system to respond to emergencies and disasters through professional development, preparedness, regulation, quality assurance, and partner coordination.” In order to be successful in this position you must have previous experience working with public health and/or healthcare preparedness or emergency management, experience establishing partner relationships, previous project management experience, and possess a strong knowledge base of emergency response planning and operations.

If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. There will be no cost to you and fingerprinting will be completed on the first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

As an additional condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy.

PRIMARY DUTIES
As a Preparedness Planning Coordinator you will:

Write and coordinate state-wide public health emergency plans.
Serve as liaison between state and local government agencies while acting a consultant to local health departments.
Monitor and evaluate plans for effectiveness and compliance with grant guidelines.
Provide assistance in developing emergency plans and procedures.
Design, develop and coordinate teaching/training modules in emergency preparedness and assist in training and teaching as necessary.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our ideal candidate will have:
An ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
An ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally.
Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures.
Strong organizational skills.
Project management experience
Has knowledge of emergency response planning and operations.
Has impeccable customer service skills.
Works well with others with effective team building skills.

PREFERENCES
The following represent skills sought for this particular position. Not having one or all of them does not necessarily disqualify you. The hiring manager may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences in making hiring and/or promotion decisions.
Have at least two years of public health preparedness and/or healthcare preparedness emergency management experience.
Have at least two years experience establishing partner relationships.
Have at least two years of emergency management experience.
Have at least six months working collaboratively on statewide or local planning projects.
An ability to write preparedness plans.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Particularly MS Office and Google applications

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN OUR TEAM?
By joining the State of Utah Health team, you will make a difference for the lives of all Utahans. ( Click here ) to see exactly what difference you will be making. This is an opportunity for a career which will reward you for your knowledge, professional abilities, caring nature, and previous preparedness efforts. This position offers a rich benefits package with 12 paid holidays per year. Annual leave will be accrued at 4 hours per pay period, and will increase (based on longevity). Sick leave also accrues at 4 hours of leave per pay period (for the duration of your full-time employment). Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Other employee incentives and bonuses are also available. Please click (click here) for a page where you can review these and other benefits.
 

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

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.
Occasional in state, out of state, overnight and weekend travel may be required.
As a condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy. Applicants may request a copy of the policy if called for an interview.
If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. There will be no cost to you and fingerprinting will be completed on the first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
Physical Requirements: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.

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