This job will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd.
On Target Preparedness
(OTP) was organized on July 1, 2011. The first contract awarded to OTP
was the preparedness coordinator duties for the Wayne County Health Department
(NC). Following that initial contract, many more contracts with Public
Health Departments and non-profits were
awarded. Duties performed ranged from plan writing, exercise development, OSHA
compliant respiratory programs, and providing training for clients.
We have been honored
to participate in the preparation and response to multiple large events and
incidents. In 2014, OTP served in the role of lead public health planning
for the US Open Men’s and Women’s Golf Tournaments held in Moore County, North
Carolina. During the event, OTP staff served as the Public Health Branch
Manager. In 2017, OTP partnered with Wilson County Emergency Management
to provide the first training and exercise series to aid their local Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) facilities to meet the new Emergency
Preparedness Rule. Finally, OTP served thirteen local health departments
during the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We provided a range of services
from assisting with testing and vaccine clinic planning, data entry, parking
during testing and vaccination site operations, standing as Operations Section
Chief, and many others.
Our clients are
primarily comprised of Local Health Departments (approximately 85%).
These contracts are the backbone of OTP and operate on a fiscal year schedule (called
Liaison Contracts). In addition, we perform project contracts with
Emergency Management to provide services such as exercise design and hosting,
plan writing, and training (14%). The final category of clients for OTP
are non-profits and private agencies (1%). This position will perform
emergency management planning duties largely for public health agencies with
occasional projects and actions with emergency management agencies.
Management Planner I performs professional analytical work with On Target
Preparedness in assisting agencies in actions for preparedness, response,
recovery, and hazard mitigation as related to emergency and disaster
events. Position works with local governments, private entities and
non-profit agencies in bolstering their emergency preparedness programs.
Essential Duties and
functions include, but are not limited to the following:
• Must be able to
travel on behalf of business, including weekly onsite workdays at client’s
public health emergency response plans, manuals, and standard operating
procedures by utilizing local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines and
requirements and ensures plans are integrated with emergency response plans of
plans, conducts, and evaluates public health related emergency preparedness and
response (PHP&R) training, periodic disaster drills, and exercises with
applicable county departments, other government agencies, community agencies
involved in public health emergency preparedness and response, as well as the
• Responds to
public health emergencies, disasters (human-caused or natural), and/or acts of
terrorism in accordance with local, state, and national response plans using
the Incident Command System (ICS).
develops, and implements population-based, whole community emergency
• Represents the
public health emergency response effort before local, state, and federal
regulatory, advisory, and governing bodies and attends meetings of those
agencies. Actively participates and attends the PHP&R regional meetings and
Annual Preparedness Symposiums.
emergency preparedness related systems (e.g., NC DETECT).
emergency preparedness education in a variety of settings and to diverse
coordinates, and ensures all Public Health staff have required training and
understand ICS roles and functions in the event of an emergency.
• Ensures that
proper materials and equipment are available for use in emergency response
• Prepares and
revises informational brochures, outreach materials, newsletters, and
coordinates with the clients and OTP leadership to disseminate public health
coalitions to meet specific program objectives based on best practices.
• Prepares and
submits required reports to governmental agencies and other stakeholders.
• Maintains good
communication with client’s staff, their Health Director, and community
compliance with grant requirements and maintains documentation for triennial
• Contributes to
program budget planning and ensures program operates within budget.
• Performs any
and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote,
further, and ensure the effective and efficient operations of clients.
• Coordinate and
meet with agencies (clients) to determine their needs, scope of work, and
provide updates on work completion.
• Develop and
perform trainings as needed for emergency planning and response.
Microsoft™ Office products, build and maintain compliance documents showing
what tasks have and have not been completed.
• Perform OSHA
and CDC compliant respiratory protection program management to include policy
maintenance, training, and fit testing of respirators using qualitative and/or
quantitative methods. Aid in preparedness related Accreditation work as deemed
by the client.
• Write and
revise various response plans, guides, and similar documents as needed to
ensure proper planning for agencies.
and/or participate in the development of discussion and operational based
exercises to test client’s plans and policies.
• Plan and
execute meetings as needed with clients and partners such as Local Emergency
Planning Committees (LEPC).
• Attend meetings
on behalf of clients and provide an executive summary of meeting to client’s
• Respond as part
of an Incident Command System organizational structure or Emergency Operations
• Other duties as
assigned and necessary to accomplish the mission of OTP.
• High school diploma, or equivalent required
• Ability to
speak, read, and write English
• Ability to use
Microsoft™ Office products
• Ability to
handle confidential information with discretion and
and adhere to local, State, and Federal laws.
• Preferred North
Carolina resident for greater than one year, with familiarity with
• Maintain a valid
driver’s license and a personal vehicle for work use.
• Maintain valid
vehicle insurance on vehicle(s) used for work.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to
perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
- Heavy daily travel through the region and
North Carolina will be required.
- Routine light
to moderate lifting may be required with other people’s assistance.
- Routinely there
may be some minor physical inconveniences or discomforts in the work setting,
including sitting for moderate periods of time and repetitive wrist motion.
- The job
environment can be intense as high volume, repetitive work is an expectation.