ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE UNIT – GRANT FUNDED POSITION Job Number: 00120719
Job Posting : Feb 22, 2018, 8:52:22 PM Closing Date : Mar 25, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Under the general supervision of the Project Director V, the Assistant Program Coordinator - Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinator is a professional employee responsible for developing agency plans and policies. This position will be responsible for the oversight of surge capacity public health preparedness and response planning from the county level to the community level including activation, mobilization, response and demobilization; writing the plan and facilitating implementation, which may include direct oversight of education and training development for volunteers, planning partners, and CCDPH employees. This position will coordinate and lead, as appropriate, activities to respond to public health threats and emergencies, as well as provide leadership and project management for major preparedness initiatives supported by the agency and/or its partners.
· Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, or other related health science, medical, or emergency response field (official transcripts must be provided at time of interview)
· Three (3) years of experience in public health, environmental health, emergency medical services planning or infectious disease control
· Two (2) years of experience in emergency planning, emergency response, or emergency management
· Experience with plan writing or policy writing
· Must obtain certifications in IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 within six months, and certifications in ICS 300 and 400 within a year of employment
· Must participate in Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program trainings within a year of employment
· Duties involve local travel; employee must possess a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle
· Must be able to construct written documents in a clear, concise manner
· Must be available for "on-call" duty
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Outstanding partnership development and planning skills, including strategic planning and community-based development theory and methods
· Superior coordination, facilitation, organizational, and communication (both written and verbal) skills
· Ability to construct written documents in a clear, concise manner
· Ability to consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment
· Strong skills and working knowledge with preparedness theory and planning.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.