This position is located in the Public Health Protection Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The employee is primarily responsible for coordinating all preparedness planning and system development for response to Public Health Emergencies in Oklahoma City and County, including outbreaks of infectious disease and other public health threats and emergencies. Preparedness will include assessment, plan development for disease surveillance and response, training, education, quality assurance, quality control, and communications. These activities will be fully integrated with other partner agencies including hospitals, clinics, emergency management, EMS, Trauma Care regions, local, federal agencies, and the State Department of Health. This includes overseeing the work plan and budget meeting all the requirements to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Cities Readiness Initiative grant opportunities and Public Health Accreditation Board. In addition, the employee will directly supervise various Emergency Preparedness and Response personnel. Upon activation of the Emergency Response Plan will be member of the Incident Management Team and generally as the Incident Commander. The incumbent utilizes leadership, analysis, communication, policy development/program planning, knowledge of basic public health sciences, and management skills to design, develop, and implement an integrated Emergency Preparedness and Response Program.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD’s mission, vision and strategic goals. This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.
This position functions at the leadership level (Tier 3) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with a primary focus on the following Domains:
Analytic Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Coordinating bio terrorism/outbreak/public health emergency response planning and development of plans and systems that include all the partners (i.e. stakeholders) in the planning area.
Developing and conducting practice exercises of the plan.
Development of work plan and budget for each Fiscal Year/Budget Period.
Networking and collaborating with other State and National Bioterrorism Coordinators and State Departments of Health to help develop plans and policies.
Developing partnerships and linkages between OCCHD and selected public and private groups and agencies in the planning area.
Ensuring a cooperative working relationship with all public health departments/districts, hospitals, EMS agencies and emergency services, and other health-related agencies in the planning area.
Developing mutual aid agreements with other members (i.e. stakeholders) in the planning area.
Developing and writing grant applications and overseeing resulting contracts.
Representing the agency at various meetings and functions.
Monitoring and evaluating employee performance, attendance, and leave utilization.
Collecting data for program planning.
Generating studies and reports, policies and procedures, and correspondence and memorandum.
Making presentations to a wide variety of group.
Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties.
Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the incumbent is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.
-Master's degree in health-related field, with five years related experience
-Bachelor’s degree in health-related field, with six years related experience
-Above experience must include at least three years experience at a professional level related to health, planning, or emergency preparedness services, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity
-Valid driver license required
Internal Number: 4072C
About Oklahoma City-County Health Department
In 1954, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) was created by State statute as an independent public health agency to provide Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County with services needed to protect the health of the community. The board of nine professionals from the community governs the Health Department with varied backgrounds as doctors, dentists, educators, lawyers, directors of community-based service organizations, accountants, former State senators, and those employed within the health care industry. OCCHD employs approximately 260 full-time employees and provides clinic-based services such as Communicable Disease and Maternal and Child Health, as well as population-based services such as Health Promotion, Partnership Development, Epidemiology, and Consumer Protection (Sanitation and Restaurant Inspection). The mission of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department is to protect health, promote wellness, and prevent disease. Our vision is working with the community for a healthy future.