PHEP Planner - $50,066-$62,583

Gila County Government | Payson, AZ

Posted Date 5/24/2023

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PHEP Planner - Health and Emergency - $50,066-$62,583

Globe or Payson - Full Time

  • The purpose of this position is to increase the Department of Health and Emergency Services Public Health Preparedness Program’s capability and capacity to prepare for and respond to public health emergency events through plan development, implementation, ongoing assessment, and updating and exercising of existing plans and strategies.  Must have ability to plan, program, prepare, and execute systems, processes, products, terminology, and guidance of complex documents. Experience in applying fact-finding and exploratory techniques and prepare statistical information in written form.  Skilled in developing, coordinating and implementing policies and procedures and developing and adjusting plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet multiple project requirements on time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, update, and maintain Gila County Division of Public Health and Emergency Services response plans and support annexes to the plans.  This could include, but is not limited to: Continuity of Operations, Epidemiological Surveillance and Data Management Plan, Hospital Surge Plan, Jurisdictional Risk Assessment Plan, Mass Fatality Response Plan, SNS Plan, Medical Material Management Plan, Non-Pharmacological Plan, Pandemic Influenza Plan, and Point of Dispensing Plan.
  • Assess/evaluate effectiveness of emergency response plans and develop and implement effective planning strategies to improve plans and public health emergency preparedness capabilities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Mutual Aide agreements or other contractual agreements and incorporate into response plans, field operating guides, or standard operating procedures as needed. Develop and implement strategies to collect, track, and analyze data to measure effectiveness of emergency response plans and identify hazard vulnerabilities and gaps in existing capacities and capabilities.
  • Establish working relationships with partners and community stakeholders to collaborate on strategic planning initiatives. This includes identifying entity specific roles and responsibilities during emergency response activities. Coordinates programmatic outreach with organizations serving client populations that are likely to be disproportionately impacted in an emergency; development and maintenance of strong working relationships with vulnerable population service providers.
  • Maintain situational awareness and coordinate or implement planning, operations, logistics, and emergency operations center (EOC) resources and strategies of the Incident Command Center (ICC). Develop, document, and provide training on disaster-related topics, including equipment operation to teams, regions, and state and local authorities, partners, and stakeholders. Assist with Training and Exercise activities and periodically exercise existing emergency response capabilities utilizing the principles of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS).

Minimum Education Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Emergency Management, Planning, Public Administration, or related field.

Minimum Years of Directly Related Experience Required

  • Five (5) years of experience in writing emergency preparedness/response plans and coordinating or participating in emergency response operations in a collaborative team environment.

Professional Credentials Required

  • ICS Certifications for levels 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

For information regarding Gila County Employment:

Salary50,066.00 - 62,583.00 Annual

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