PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATOR DEPARTMENT: HEALTH DEPARTMENT SALARY: MINIMUM $59,409 ANNUALIZED POSTED UNTIL: JANUARY 29, 2021
This is a professional position, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Health. Work involves coordinating all aspects of Public Health Risk Communications and Emergency Response for the New Haven Health Department. ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS INCLUDE: Implements a Public Health Risk Communications plan to keep residents informed about public health hazards, agency programs, health related emergency responses and the delivery of prevention services. Maintains and regularly update emergency response plans and coordinates across divisions of the Health Department to ensure appropriate agency response to public health emergencies/disasters consistent with state and federal standards of operations. Keeps updated a public health risk communications strategy related to threats to public health as well as mitigation, preparedness and recovery interventions. Coordinates the agency’s continuity of operations and public health response including but not limited to disease outbreaks, release of biological, radiological, and chemical agents. Puts into operation risk communication strategies including but not limited to use all functionalities and interactive communication of the Health Department web site. Organizes exercises with local partners to support the Emergency Support Functions (ESF-8) related to Public Health and Medical Services as required by the Department of Homeland Security and coordinates the participation and compliance of the Health Department in drills and table-top exercises implemented by local and regional ESF-8 planning committees. In close cooperation with the City Office of Emergency Management, ensures that staff is trained and maintains an Incident Command System (ICS), including job designations and action sheets, for the management of emergencies/disasters.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with concentration Public Health, Public Relations or Communications and/or a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Relations or Communications. In lieu of a postgraduate education, evidence of at least four-years with direct responsibilities in a public health agency for public health risk communications, emergency preparedness or public information officer duties, and the following knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the nature and control of communicable diseases and public health hazards; Substantive knowledge of the Connecticut public health code, health care provider regulations or health policy issues that pertain to the practice of Public Health; Knowledge of laws that regulate the release of public information; Proficient in the use of computer systems and comfortable with the essentials of data and online data management; Knowledge of the most current concepts of public health practices; Ability to interpret and discuss results from population based surveys; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical personnel, first responders and other department personnel, and public officials.
INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service exam at a later date.
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If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email NHJobs@newhavenct.gov.
Internal Number: 209856-1
About City of New Haven, Department of Health
The mission of the New Haven Health Department is to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents.New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut and the sixth-largest in New England with a population at the 2012 United States Census of 130,741 people. New Haven is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, which in turn comprises a part of the New York metropolitan area.