Local Emergency Response Coordinator

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 19, 2023
Garfield County, OK
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Local Emergency Response Coordinator


Supervisory Organization
340 District 2

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

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

Job Description

Local Emergency Response Coordinator

Location: District 2 (Blaine, Canadian, Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher, Logan, Major)

Salary: $58,000.00

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why we are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description: 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.


  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications: 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.

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.

Telework: Telework is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation by the time of interview.
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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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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