Job Description

Job Summary

Public Health Preparedness Coordinators are responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating public health emergency response capabilities for Region 4 Public Health Preparedness and Response and the SW Washington Healthcare Alliance.  The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (PHEPR) coordinates and integrates all work within the four other county health departments and health care systems in SW Washington (Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum), the Cowlitz Tribe, other Clark County departments, emergency management agencies, other local governments, health care and first responder partners, community agencies and organizations, businesses, educational institutions, faith based organizations and others as appropriate. The primary customers for the service include other Clark County Public Health staff, PHEPR team members, local partners, regional public health leaders, and regional emergency management and state partners. understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all public health partners and staff; honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents; leading and participating in public health department training; striving for personal excellence in public health work



Education and Experience:

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a health related field, emergency management, or other related field and at least one year of related experience (or equivalent). All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.


We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive team and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We will consider any combination of relevant education, work experience, lived experience, and transferable skills for this position.


Knowledge of:  The principles and practices of programmatic coordination;  federal, state, and local emergency management agencies; principles of emergency management, planning, ICS, and NIMS; the National Strategy for Health Security; Centers for Disease Control and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; grant management; state and federal laws and regulations relevant to the program area; analysis and evaluation of policies, procedures, public information, and service delivery; local and state lawmaking processes; research methods and techniques; trends and practices within the specialized area; and personal computer applications and usage.


Ability to: Effectively recommend, coordinate, plan, and delegate program components; carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; write clear and concise technical plans and reports, memoranda, and letters; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations; utilize various PC applications; interpret and explain policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the public, policy makers, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, community agencies; demonstrate excellent judgement and knowledge of when to seek additional input; work effectively with people of differing perspectives and disciplines in and out of the department.


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Salary Grade: M2.816 $5,581.00 – $7,505.00- per month

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