Under administrative direction of the Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Unit of NE DHHS, this position manages the Strategic National Stockpile/Medical Countermeasures Program, including planning for distribution of medical countermeasures to local health department based upon epidemiological data analysis; manages all aspects of the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Program, including subaward oversight and monitoring; and manages the CHEMPACK nerve agent antidote program.
This position will participate in the development of the annual preparedness grant application and subsequent grant progress reports; conduct subaward monitoring, budget tracking, and audit response activities to ensure all funds are spent appropriately and efficiently; and coordinate with the CRI, local public health departments, and healthcare coalitions on preparedness issues/activities. This role also prepares documentation for annual Operational Readiness Review with federal partners and conducts local reviews for CRI and local public health departments. Will collaborate with individuals and programs both internal and external to DHHS on preparedness issues/planning. When needed, will act in the role of initial Incident Commander for the DHHS Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) and coordinate volunteers/activities of the DHHS ECC for response to pandemics, influenza, bioterrorism, natural disasters, etc. Will develop and update related plans/procedures (e.g. Strategic National Stockpile Plan, Ebola CONOPS, etc.) as needed. This position will administer the automated notification system and credentialing system, as well as maintain public health pharmaceutical caches for use in pandemics, epidemics, or bioterrorism events. Other duties as assigned. Potential for travel or overnight stays less than 10% of total time.
REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other health care related field. Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices are required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures, and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.
PREFERRED: Experience in an agency/organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating a program or service. Other: Must be available to respond to public health emergencies 24/7/365.
OTHER: Must possess valid driver’s license.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of program administration including planning, organizing, and budgeting; the principles of grant writing and grant administration; subrecipient/contract management; implementation of objectives and performance goals. Ability to: interpret and apply state and federal laws and standards, agency rules, policies and procedures, and technical narrative material; communicate effectively; effectively interact with program representatives, partners, and the public; apply instructions; summarize program and administrative data/statistics into reports; formulate short and long-range plans; implement objectives and performance goals; assess progress toward achievement of objectives and adherence with established standards/policies; communicate and collaborate with partners; solve problems related to the programs administered.
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