The Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks a highly qualified individual to manage their Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Program.
Starting salary up to $51.31/hour ($107,090/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*
What Makes the County a Great Choice
We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to an excellent benefits* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
About the Position
Reporting to the Public Health Preparedness Section Manager, the Health Program Manager (HPM) provides leadership and direction to the Preparedness unit; plans, organizes, and directs the work of staff; addresses gaps in the Department's level of preparedness; and organizes and manages program development and evaluation of the preparedness functions, including procedures, tools, trainings, exercises, and systems needed to establish a state of readiness for response to events that affect the community. The HPM has three direct reports, a Program Planning and Evaluation Analyst, Health Information Specialist, an Administrative Aide; and also coordinates and supervises the work of an extra-help Medical Reserve Coordinator. As the supervisor for Public Health Preparedness staff, the HPM position is responsible for defining job responsibilities and conducting performance evaluations.
Additional responsibilities include:
Producing deliverables and outcomes specified in the Emergency Preparedness work plan, the DHS Strategic Plan, and other related plans
Developing strong collaborative relationships and acting as the primary point of contact for DHS and County leaders, funders, and other stakeholders
Representing the Department at statewide disaster preparedness collaborative meetings
Developing stable fiscal structure to sustain and improve DHS emergency preparedness, as well as researching and exploring grants and alternative revenue generation
Preparing the program budget, including grant budgets and invoicing
Approving key grant and program related documents for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)
This position typically works Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, within a temperature-controlled office environment. In the event of disaster, the HPM may be deployed to other County buildings or to conduct field work or other duties as assigned, depending on their role in the Incident Command System (ICS). The HPM is expected to complete both Standardized Emergency Management System training and an Exercise Development Course within one year of appointment.
The ideal HPM candidate will possess:
Considerable knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster response principles and practices as well as preparedness, response, and recovery responsibilities of local health departments in disaster operations
Substantial experience in a public health preparedness and response role, including playing a significant role in an ICS and responding to an event with a major public health component (i.e., Planning Section Chief)
Successful completion of ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 trainings
An understanding of principles of communicable disease prevention and control
Project management experience, including performance tracking, progress reporting evaluation, and the skill to conduct analytical studies related to continuous quality improvement
Experience effectively managing and supervising a team of diverse professional level staff
The ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with multi-stakeholder coalitions
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 5/31/21
Additional Salary Information: *Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 5/31/21
Internal Number: 21/05-2634-OPHP
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