Emergency Management Planner I

ON TARGET PREPAREDNESS LLC LILLINGTON, NC $28000.00 to $45000.00 per year
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This job will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd.

COMPANY SUMMARY

 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.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 The Emergency 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 Responsibilities

 The essential 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 offices. 

 • Maintains 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 other agencies. 

• Coordinates, 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 general public. 

 • 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). 

 • Researches, develops, and implements population-based, whole community emergency preparedness activities.

 • 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. 

 • Administers emergency preparedness related systems (e.g., NC DETECT).

 • Provides emergency preparedness education in a variety of settings and to diverse audiences. 

 • Tracks, 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 situations. 

 • Prepares and revises informational brochures, outreach materials, newsletters, and coordinates with the clients and OTP leadership to disseminate public health information. 

 • Develops 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 partners. 

 • Ensures compliance with grant requirements and maintains documentation for triennial review. 

 • 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.

 • Using 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.

 • Coordinate 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 liaison.

 • Respond as part of an Incident Command System organizational structure or Emergency Operations Center structure.

 • Other duties as assigned and necessary to accomplish the mission of OTP.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

(KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES):

 • 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

professionalism and adhere to local, State, and Federal laws.

 • Preferred North Carolina resident for greater than one year, with familiarity with counties/cities/communities.

 • 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 WORK ENVIRONMENT 

 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 the functions.

  • 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.

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