Emergency Response Coordinator

Mercer County Health Department

Part-time Emergency Response Coordinator (approximately 24 hours per week)

Pay range- $12.50/hour – $19.50/hour
Vacation/Sick Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Creates and collaborates on emergency preparedness response plans with county partners in accordance with the PHEP (Public Health Emergency Preparedness) Grant.

Recruits and coordinates MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) volunteers. Provides volunteer trainings, events, newsletters, and educational materials. Maintains current and accurate record of all credentialed volunteers and training (e.g., background checks, certifications, registration, etc.) every three years.

Collaborates in planning and leads Mercer County Healthcare Disaster Preparedness Coalition (MCHDPC) meetings.

Assesses public health personnel training needs for emergency preparedness and response.

Promotes, provides and maintains records of education, training, and services to community partners, organizations and Health District employees.

Participates in community activities as a representative of the agency. Answers initial questions regarding basic information from the media about public health emergencies.

Focuses on emotional intelligence as a fundamental element through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.

Participates in planning and coordination of Tabletop, Functional and Full-Scale exercises.

Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Participates in grants as needed.

Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

Attends professional education and training sessions, seminars and workshops, as directed.

Maintains confidentiality as appropriate under the Health District policy and applicable statutes.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in nursing, education, health, biological sciences, or closely related field, preferred; three (3) years experience in community health, staff development/education, communicable disease prevention.

Working with volunteers and excellent customer service are required.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint).

Must maintain a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and good driving record. Must maintain insurability according to Mercer County policy.

May be required to travel to off-site locations. Employees may be required to work weekend and/or evening hours as necessary. Most work is conducted in an office setting. Employees may be required to lift, climb, bend, twist, kneel, squat, stand, push/pull or lift up to 50lbs.

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