This posting is only open to current Larimer County employees.
The Department of Health and Environment is looking for a positive and self-directed individual to join their team as an Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager plans, organizes and manages Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) and Northeast Region Emergency Preparedness activities and requirements. This position leads public health agency staff, and other public health partners in planning, leading, developing, communicating, coordinating, and executing emergency preparedness and response efforts and strategies.
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager will be required to understand public health, medical and emergency management principles, policies, procedures and practice, including standards and program requirements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Grant. Additionally, this position will need to be familiar with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines and the Incident Command System (ICS).
The Department of Health and Environment's mission - Working to provide everyone in Larimer County the opportunity for a healthy life.
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Specifically, this position:
Exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional, technical, and support staff as assigned.
Develops, oversees, and manages both local and regional deliverables required in the state Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) contract including budget oversight and coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Manages community, state, regional and local public health emergency preparedness and response.
Develops, oversees, and manages changes in program procedures and departmental policies to align with emergency preparedness best practices.
Manages the Health Alert Network (HAN) system to alert partners to a situation that potentially affects public health and develops health alerts as necessary.
Develops and participates in emergency planning and preparedness activities and exercises in conjunction with local, state, and regional public health staff, as well as other partners (such as hospitals, clinics, health care providers, laboratories, veterinarians, law enforcement, fire departments, etc.).
Initiates activation of the Incident Command System (ICS) for public health-related incidents or emergency response and serves in a lead or co-lead role during activation, with the EPR Coordinator.
Responds to public health-related incidents across the state when additional capacity is needed.
Manages, develops and participates in training and exercises to support the office of emergency management in disaster response and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation.
Makes high-level emergency response decisions on behalf of the agency.
Approves long- and short-range public health emergency operations plans.
Develops and leads a team to coordinate a comprehensive all-hazard disaster plan for the public health functions in the county, to include risk assessments, risk analysis, mitigation, contingency, recovery, and continuity of operations plans.
Serves as liaison and resources person to other municipal, county and state personnel, the Northeast Colorado region, and to the public.
Writes and assists in public health and communicable disease prevention exercises for Larimer County.
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The ideal candidate will:
Will have knowledge and experience in community, state, regional and local public health emergency preparedness and responses.
Understand principles of management and supervision, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
Will have an excellent understanding of Incident Command Structure and Principles.
Have experience with budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
Be knowledgeable about community resources and how to access such resources.
Understand and utilize methods and techniques of strategic planning, program development, and problem resolution.
Have a background in developing, coordinating, and facilitating training.
Make decisions, especially in emergencies and difficult situations and/or cases.
Have knowledge of communicable diseases and outbreak response.
Supervise and mentor professionals and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.
Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
Have the ability to prepare grant applications, reports, and to manage deliverables for grants and contracts for clinical services programming.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Health, Public Health, or Emergency Management related fields required.
Three (3) years of professional experience working at a state or local public health agency, emergency preparedness, emergency management, or directly related field, with duties and similar responsibilities related to emergency preparedness and response required.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience required.
Current OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) certification is desirable within six (6) months after hire required.
Complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS within six (6) months of hire.
Complete ICS 300 and 400 before the end of twelve (12) months of hire.
Possession of a valid Driver's License within six (6) months of hire required.
Other items to note:
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.
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