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Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

  • Type:Full-time Classified
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$53,344-$66,680
  • Posted Date:04/11/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:05/01/2017

Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Salary Range  $53,344-$66,680-$80,016
Starting Range: $53,344-$66,680 

The Public Health Department is accepting applications for Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. Duties include: develop and maintain emergency preparedness plans and protocols for response and recovery; lead coalitions, coordinate and provide training and information to community partners; plan, participate, and evaluate preparedness exercises and write after action reports; and meet state objectives and public health emergency planning grant requirements. Applicants should have strong leadership, organizational, and communications skills. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management or Public Health is preferred. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, by clicking here, or you can apply online by selecting the apply online tab.  Applications are due by 5PM, Monday, May 1, 2017.  EEO Employer.


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

DEFINITION:Coordinate public health emergency planning and response in the Northeast Region of North Dakota; to establish partnerships with all local health departments, health care providers, emergency managers, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments in the region; to serve as the primary contact for the Northeast Region regarding public health emergency preparedness and response.

Receives administrative direction from the Health Department Director and is directly supervised by the Environmental Health Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:
1. Serve as the Northeast Region Public Health Preparedness and Response Coordinator.

2. In conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health Public Health Preparedness Division, provide emergency response planning for the Northeast Region.

3. Facilitate partnerships with state, tribal and local health care providers and first responders to develop comprehensive risk based, preparedness plans and protocols for response recovery capabilities and mitigation measures.

4. Serve as the primary point of contact for Northeast Region public health preparedness and response activities.

5. Provide guidance and assistance to organizations and individuals with key emergency responsibilities.

6. Coordinate and consolidate program reports and evaluate program efforts to meet state objectives to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Plan and manage program budget to meet grant requirements.

7. Coordinate and participate in response exercises and training activities for local health departments and community partners located in the Northeast Region. Plan, evaluate, and write after action reports for training exercises.

8. Coordinate a 24/7 Public Health Emergency Response Notification System.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge and Abilities)

State, local, tribal and federal government organizational structures and relationships including National Incident Management and Incident Command Systems. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. General knowledge of biological and chemical hazards and familiarity with technical and scientific terminology.

Ability to:
Prepare clear and concise reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise extensive independent judgment to make responsible emergency response decisions; lead committees and coalitions and make public presentations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain mental capacity, which allows for the capability to make sound decisions and demonstrate intellectual capabilities; maintain mental capacity, which allows for effective interaction and communication with others; pass a background check and work with sensitive information.

Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:            

Two years’ experience in public health, emergency management, safety/risk management, public safety, or related fields.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in emergency management,  public health, or related science field.

License or Certificate
Possession of or ability to obtain IS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, & 800.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.


Environmental Conditions:
Subject to 24/7 on call, irregular working hours, working at remote locations from the office and occasional overnight travel. Potential exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, hazardous chemicals, and biological agents.

Physical Requirements:
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods of time and operating motor vehicle.

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