Position: Program Coordinator Emergency Preparedness
Salary Range: $5,087 to $6,821/monthly; Starting Salary DOQ, DOE
Location: Community Health Department
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); FLSA Non-exempt; Benefits Apply; Open Until Filled – First Review: November 9th, 2023
Full Time Benefits Include: • County pays $1,500 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members • Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) • HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program • Access to MetLife Pet Insurance • Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually • Vacation accrual based on seniority (see Union Contract) • Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
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Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Perform program planning, development, and coordination to organize and maintain emergency preparedness programs, grant-funded services and services supported by local funding sources that relate to emergency preparedness, in Walla Walla County. The position involves serving as the Local Emergency Response Coordinator (LERC) for Walla Walla County, acting as the area’s primary point of contact with the Department of Health (DOH) emergency preparedness and response program. This role includes representing the area in the development of deliverables related to Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) funding contracts, and in overseeing the timely submission of reports to the DOH emergency preparedness office as required by contract deliverables. In the event of an actual emergency, the LERC is responsible for working with local health department leadership and the area’s emergency preparedness partners to respond effectively to the public health aspects of the emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this could involve serving as Incident Commander or in another Incident Command System role on behalf of one or more of the local public health jurisdictions. May supervise program assistant and/or student interns as appropriate.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: The working environment includes activities in multiple department venues. Physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to office and field operations, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate computers, other office equipment, accessing file cabinets both on and off site, and sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally, and the ability to drive a motor vehicle.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Services, Public Health, Health Education, or other closely related field, and two years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Services, Public Health, Health Education, or other closely related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience; or Combination of education and experience which would provide the desired knowledge, skills, and training to meet the requirements for the position. This individual MUST NOT use tobacco in any form or smoke “electronic cigarettes”. Maintain professional continuing education. Maintain the principles of confidentiality. Maintain a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Access to a vehicle during work hours. Provide documentation of immunization status, proof of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases, or sign an exemption and participate in the employee health program. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check.
For Application: Application, resume, and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us where you can apply online.
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK, AND ORAL INTERVIEWS.
Pay: $5,087.00 to $6,821.00 per MONTH
Walla Walla County
Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.
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