The Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response is responsible for directing the public health emergency preparedness programs for the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). Acts as the agency's representative on all Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response matters and coordinates activities with local, county, regional, state, and federal agencies, in consultation with the agency's Incident Management Team.
Leads CCDPH problem resolution in emergency settings, manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others, and demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
Ensures that planning and response activities align with the CCDPH mission of advancing health equity in suburban Cook County.
Oversees all aspects of the agency and county's public health emergency preparedness planning activities for the agency. Provides leadership presence at all levels of government to promote the needs of the agency and county on public health preparedness matters.
Provides leadership and direction for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit including management of unit staff, grant oversight, agency preparedness and response planning, and development of agency and county-wide public health preparedness plans.
Develops, implements, and evaluates CCDPH preparedness plans to address an all-hazard preparedness and response scenarios while building the agency and community's infrastructure in a sustainable manner.
Develops working relationships and coordinates response planning and preparedness with critical agency partners, including non-traditional partners. Represent the agency at public events, conferences, and in the media on public health preparedness planning related issues.
Convenes partners in the healthcare, emergency management, and first responder communities to help guide public health preparedness planning activities of the agency and county. Coordinate and provide leadership for other committees, as needed, to address public health preparedness planning needs.
Evaluates agency and county planning and response efforts for effectiveness and efficiency and compliance with agency and county compliance with grant and legal mandates; identifies gaps and opportunities to strategically manage county-wide response activities, and aligns funds with preparedness and response needs, including applying for local, state, and federal grants.
In collaboration with the agency's leadership and county's emergency management agency, coordinate emergency hazard mitigation activities; coordinate response and recovery operations for all public health hazards; and coordinate public health mutual aid services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Environmental Health, Emergency Medical Services Planning, Infectious Disease Control, Emergency Management, Health and Human Service Administration, Public or Business Administration and/or related health and social sciences field
Five (5) years of experience in public health, emergency management, or healthcare
Three (3) years of management and/or supervisory experience
Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications within six months, as well as JCS 300 and 400 certifications within a year of employment.
Must participate in Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program training within a year of employment.
Position requires moderate local travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation.
Significant experience in emergency planning and/or management
Previous grant writing and management experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of the principles and practices of management including the areas of budgeting, personnel, planning and program evaluation.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and manage.
Ability to provide leadership and effective supervision for staff.
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Knowledge of principles and practices of disaster planning and coordination including conditions leading to major emergencies, their effects, mitigation, response, lines of authority, resource requirements, damage assessment, recovery methods, and safety and survival procedures; types of natural and man-made public health emergencies, their probability and potential effect on the local public health emergency services program. Knowledge of state and federal disaster preparedness standards and public health programs.
Ability to deal effectively and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency personnel and with a variety of external partners including federal, state and local officials and professional and community organizations.
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills including ability to engage in public relations with the media and the community.
Ability to research, compile and analyze comprehensive reports and statistical information.
Ability to work well under pressure.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health& Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER