NATURE OF WORK:
Under minimal supervision, performs professional level project coordination work in public health emergency response. Plays a key role in planning for protecting and maintaining public health. Works
as part of a team to anticipate and respond to threats to public health, such as acts of terrorism, natural disasters and major industrial accidents. Advises the leadership team on public affairs and CDC deliverables related issues.
The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by the Administrative Coordinator but do not necessarily include all duties which may be required.
· Develops plans, procedures and protocols for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) consistent with Arizona State and Federal requirements
· Leads the development and implementation of a SNS storage and dissemination plan. Maintains appropriate agreements in support of the SNS plan
· Participates in the development and implementation of the goals, objectives, and priorities of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program
· Participates in the planning of the organizational and operational activities for PHEP
· Is a Public Information Officer for the Apache County Public Health Services District
· Identifies technological and other resource needs and reviews them with appropriate management staff
· Provides technical assistance and support for the Emergency Manager during public health emergency events and EOC/JIC operations
· Reviews periodically the County’s preparedness status
· Works with the Training Coordinator to coordinate all Public Health Exercises according to HSEEP guidelines
· Serves as liaison with Apache County Communications and IT department during a public health emergency
· Attends meetings and courses required by state and county agencies that pertain to the functions of PHEP Communications and the planning and deliver of SNS
· Represents the County at bio-health emergency scenes, conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.
· Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations and implements improvements in emergency preparedness planning and response
· Conducts a public information program to inform the public during an emergency or day to day operations
· Gives presentations before various groups and supports efforts of the Local Emergency Planning Committee
· Maintains and fosters relationships with other agencies and non-governmental organizations in the region
· Assists in completing paperwork needed for reporting in program including financial, mid-year and end of year reports
· Other Duties as assigned by Division Manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- The Incident Command System (ICS)
- Advance knowledge of emergency communications systems, activation and updating procedures
- Working knowledge of Public Information dissemination protocol
· Analyze and interpret financial reports
· Prepare reports/budgets
· Supervise activities of others
· Write press releases, newspaper articles, etc.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
· Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
· Use personal computers and applicable software applications
· Ability to communicate and disseminate information via the World Wide Web and other social media resources
· Follow written and verbal instructions
Ability to possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License; ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card; willingness to follow all Public Health Services District Employee policies including emergency response and immunization policy.
Education: Preferred: AA/AS Degree. Required: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible public health administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education, training or work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act