NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene(NYCDOHMH)'s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response(OEPR)was created to promote DOHMH's and NYC's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies.OEPR coordinates agency-wide emergency preparedness planning,exercises and training,evaluation of incident response, exercise performance and coordinating with community stakeholders, city, state&federal partners on public health emergency planning and response.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
** During certain emergencies, DOHMH may need to quickly dispense medication or vaccinations to the public. In these types of emergencies, temporary emergency sites called Points of Dispensing, or PODs, are established to provide medication to large numbers or people to prevent them from becoming sick. **
**For this position, the POD Planning Coordinator will manage the training program for staff who serve in leadership roles within a POD, known as POD Core Team members. They will also contribute to citywide POD Planning efforts to support the work of the Countermeasures Response Unit in OEPR. **
--Manage critical aspects of the POD Core Team Training program including developing and/or updating training materials and managing training logistics.
--Serve as a lead facilitator for all POD Core Team Operations Trainings to train approximately 1500 staff per year.
--Participate in the development and implementation of additional POD related trainings.
--Assist in the further developing the POD Plan and supporting procedures and guidance documents.
--Participate in POD policy and operational planning development including actively contributing to all intra and inter-agency POD planning meetings.
--Participate in public health emergency response activities in roles as assigned at the time of emergency activation.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public health, disaster management, emergency preparedness/administration, public administration, or related field and one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following area(s): emergency preparedness planning/management, emergency medical services, fire or public safety, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, mental health, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related specialized area; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above; or
3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above.
--Strong organizations ability including excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, inter-personal skills, research skills
--Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
--Experience in conducting trainings and developing training materials
--Experience in project management
--Demonstrated knowledge and experience in public health and/or emergency management is preferred
--Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
--Ability to work closely with all levels of staff, inside and outside DOHMH
--Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative to accomplish tasks and solve problems
--Experience in City government
--Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 276107.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.