Local Emergency Response Coordinator

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 15, 2023
Cleveland County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Local Emergency Response Coordinator


Supervisory Organization
340 Community Health Admin

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
May 19, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $58,000 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Position Summary

This position coordinates with stakeholders in planning for and responding to natural or man-made incidents or events. Ensures coordination emergency public response service activities at the county and community level, responds to public emergencies, lead the development and maintenance of community level coalitions (Local Emergency Planning Coalition, Mass Immunization/Prophylaxis Strategy (MIPS), Local Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps chapters, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Pandemic Influenza (PanFlu), Care and Feed plans and local Hazard Mitigation Plans as needed or on an annual basis at a minimum.Additionally, the position coordinates with the County Emergency Operations Managers within the administrative regions.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

• Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners.

• Respond to emergencies, coordinating the CHD response to public health emergencies.

• Organize activities related to development and maintenance of county Emergency Response Plans.

• Prepare for site visits.

• Participate in local preparedness exercises and drills, including organizing and facilitating planning meetings for staff and stakeholder organizations.

• Represent the CHD at emergency-management related coalitions.

• Maintain local Incident Command System and preparedness-related training records.

• Serve as Medical Reserve Corp Coordinator for each county of regional responsibility.

• Coordinated trainings, recruitment activities, meetings and response activations.

• Maintains local contact list, calling trees, and call down rosters of staff and partner agencies.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a health science, communications, or business related field plus one year of emergency management experience; or a combination of education and experience; or a master's degree in public health, planning, community health, emergency management, or closely related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding emergency services, disaster response, recovery, and mitigation; planning, development, implementation, and assessment of emergency management programs and response strategies relative to natural and manmade disasters. Ability to: coordinate various emergency preparedness and response activities across organizational lines; communicate effectively orally and in writing; train others in emergency response procedures and develop and conduct simulated drills and exercises; work under considerable pressure and stress in emergency situations; identify and recommend appropriate solutions to problems (decision making); and promote, establish, and maintain effective working relations with others.

Other Duties

Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Some work will be performed in the community with exposure to varying conditions. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. May be required to work hours other than regular schedule such as nights and weekends. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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