Requisition #2017-00315. One full-time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in Public Health. Salary is DOQ and budget approval.
This class consists of professional and technical work overseeing the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response Program (EPR) for the City and County of Broomfield. This position provides oversight and management of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the City Readiness Initiative (CRI) contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This position also provides expertise in public health preparedness and response planning, implementation, and evaluation to respond to incidents of bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies.
The incumbent provides holistic services to the public by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions and agencies. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies and the public in delivering effective and innovative services.
ESSENTIAL REQUIRED TASKS/EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all- inclusive or restrictive.)
Develops, updates, and implements local and regional public health emergency response plans that are designed to address public health specific risks and vulnerabilities, such as the Public Health Emergency Operations Plan. Also develops and updates annexes to address mass distribution and dispensing, continuity of operations, medical surge, epidemiological investigation, training and exercise, communications, volunteer management, quarantine/isolation, vulnerable populations, and safety and security. Planning documents address the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PHEP capabilities and the regional hazard assessments, which identify local vulnerabilities.
Serves as a North Central Region staff member by collaborating with other regional and local preparedness staff and regional epidemiologists.
Serves as the incident commander for the Broomfield Public Health and Environment or as the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Lead for the City and County of Broomfield in the case of a public health emergency.
Coordinates with local, regional, state and federal emergency response partners to plan, conduct, review, and evaluate emergency preparedness training, drills and exercises to improve local public health and ESF #8 response to all-hazard emergencies, utilizing the Department of Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program guidance. This includes developing after action reports and Improvement Plans that includes recommendations for changes in the Broomfield Public Health and Environment, the City and County of Broomfield, and regional preparedness plans, policies, and protocols.
Completes CDC and CDPHE assessments, such as the Medical Countermeasures Operational Readiness Review to identify areas to increase capacity in the EPR program.
Provides technical assistance, guidance, and resources to ESF #8 partners within the region, as well as other local and regional partners, on a variety of public health emergency preparedness issue including, but not limited to: Strategic National Stockpile planning, incident command, volunteer management, mass prophylaxis, mass fatality, medical surge, pandemic influenza, special needs populations, emergency operations, continuity of operations and exercise development.
Serves as the lead for ESF 8 in the Emergency Operation Center to provide overall direction for public health response and recovery activities, making critical, independent decisions regarding public health response and necessary resources based on nature of an incident and coordinating communications from various response agencies with the EOC Incident Commander through all phases of an incident to ensure a prompt and effective emergency response. Serves as the Incident Commander during a public health emergency or when the incident command is activated. Provides direct supervision over the planning, operations, logistics, and finance units. Responsible for ensuring all units are operating effectively and leading the implementation of response plans.
The incumbent is responsible for effectively managing his or her workload to achieve departmental goals. Assure that responsibilities are performed in compliance with federal and state regulations, Broomfield policies and procedures and the Broomfield Municipal Code. This includes working with CDPHE to assure planning and implementation is effective and viable as well as consistent with the rules and regulations of the Governor's Expert Epidemic Emergency Response Committee. Maintain confidentiality of information consistent with applicable federal, state and county rules and regulations. The incumbent may confer with employees, supervisory, and administrative personnel regarding departmental policies and procedures. Contributes to the preparation and review of departmental policies and procedures as necessary to maintain the effectiveness of departmental programs. Advises applicable administrators or departments of potential problems or concerns. Compiles, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinate departmental activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Coordinates the overall programmatic aspects of EPR contracts and work plans, including grant management, program implementation, and evaluation. This includes managing the PHEP and the CRI contracts with from CDPHE. Selects and develops program components (goals, objectives, strategies, action plans) in a structured format for EPR. Coordinates work plan objectives outlined in the PHEP and CRI contracts and ensures work plan deliverables are completed according to the specific requirements and timelines. Works with team members, program administrators, Public Health Director, and regional and state staff to achieve specific goals, objectives, and deliverables. Assumes primary responsibility for reporting progress by entering planning-related deliverable status and accountability requirements into CDPHE and CDC systems by designated deadlines.
The incumbent assists in recommending and implementing modifications to systems, policies and procedures. May conduct studies, analyses, and research on a wide variety of topics. Assists in researching and analyzing legal requirements impacting departmental programs and services. Makes recommendations on changes or improvements.
The incumbent assists the Public Health Protection Administrator and the Public Health Director in the preparation of the department's annual budget. Assures that responsibilities are performed within budget and performs cost control activities such as monitoring expenditures to assure sound fiscal control. The incumbent is responsible for partnering with other staff members in planning, developing, and implementing the overall vision, mission, programs, processes and projects of the department. Works with the team to avoid duplication of service and to ensure that customer expectations are recognized and resolved thereby maximizing customer satisfaction. Assists in the development of short and long-range goals including annual efforts to advance the City and County's mission, goals, and objectives. Monitors the progress of projects so the goals may be obtained within the established timeframe. Prepares purchase orders and processes invoices as assigned.
The incumbent meets and confers with customers to explain departmental plans, programs, functions, policies, and procedures. Meets regularly with the City and County of Broomfield Emergency Manager to coordinate efforts. Assists departmental staff in preparing and coordinating reports as required. Answers letters of inquiry/complaints and talk with customers. Attends meetings, workshops, and conventions as necessary for the maintenance of effective services. Responds to requests for information and advises City and County departments on assigned programs. Maintains liaison with other departments. Provides verbal and written information to departments. Maintains the accuracy of any program materials posted on the Intranet/Internet.
The incumbent keeps operational records and makes required reports. Operates a personal computer including associated software programs. Operates a motor vehicle in traveling to and from work sites. Assures that facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinate maintenance and repair functions. Evaluates service costs and makes related recommendations. Identifies and recommends improvements in departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient and cost effective. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all required safety equipment. Perform related duties as required.