Job Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Division: Administration
Programs: Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Civil Service & FLSA Status: Classified, Non-Exempt
Hours & Benefits: 40 Hours Per Week, Eligible for Full Benefits
Date Posted: September 3, 2019
Expires: Open Until Filled


Madison County Public Health (MCPH) is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC) for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program/grant. This position is 40 hours per week and is responsible for the planning, organizing, and coordinating of activities for public health preparedness to prepare for an all-hazards response to public health emergencies. The position also includes planning and coordinating population-based emergency response, fulfillment of PHEP grant requirements, and communicating public health messages. The EPC works with community partners to plan, implement, monitor, and report on emergency preparedness and response activities. This position is funded through the federal PHEP grant. MCPH offers full benefits, excellent retirement through Ohio PERS, and a relaxed work environment.


The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC) manages, writes, and implements all aspects of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant; researches, develops, and implements population-based community emergency preparedness activities; collaborates with the local and regional healthcare coalition, local health care providers, emergency medical services, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and emergency management; writes and maintains all emergency preparedness and response plans; writes, conducts, and evaluates all emergency preparedness and response exercises; develops, organizes, and coordinates emergency preparedness trainings; administers all emergency preparedness related-systems including but not limited to OhioResponds, Ohio Points of Dispensing, Web Emergency Operations Center, Multi Agency Radio Communications System, Ohio Public Health Communication System, and Medical Reserve Corps; reviews and manages inventory of disaster supplies; provides emergency preparedness education in a variety of settings and to diverse audiences; prepares and revises informational brochures, outreach materials, newsletters, and annual reports; coordinates with the Public Information Officer and Spokesperson to disseminate public health information; represents the agency at community functions, meetings, and on committees; assists in the search for and application of grants; and assists with all aspects of public health accreditation.


This job requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a health-related field. Previous experience working in a local health department setting or in emergency preparedness/response is preferred. Experience with public health grants is strongly preferred.


This job requires proficiency of computers skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Reader, e-mail, electronic calendar, social media (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) and internet research; ability to compile, consolidate and summarize information; English grammar, spelling, written format and punctuation; effective verbal and written communication skills; significant attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team both in a dependable manner; knowledge of community resources; be able to effusively deal with stress; ability to learn and use a web-based reporting program for completing on-line reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agency and organization representatives; perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds and develop and deliver informative and persuasive presentations. The job requires recordkeeping and reporting procedures; principles and practices of grant management and grant seeking; collection of data/research and analysis of statistics, design, implementation and evaluation of health-related programs. This job requires the ability to meet multiple deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and adhere to confidentiality requirements. This job requires working some evenings and weekends, especially during times of emergency response.


The demands and conditions described here are representative of those the employee must meet to perform the essential functions of the job.


Madison County Public Health (MCPH) protects and promotes the health of citizens and the environment through the efforts of dedicated and skilled employees and application of sound public health principles. Our role is to identify community health problems; diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community; and enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. MCPH offers a relaxed, positive, and friendly work environment.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and completed application to:

Chris Cook, MPH, RS
Health Commissioner
Madison County Public Health
PO Box 467
London, OH 43140   (subject: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator)

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled.

Madison County Public Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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