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Medical Surge Operations Supervisor (EMPS 4) DOH5457

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Current candidates for the Emergency Management Program Specialist 4 (EMPS 4) Multiple Positions (DOH5457)do not need to reapply. This announcement has been reposted to invite additional applicants for the remaining position.

TheMedical Surge OperationsSupervisor is critical to enhancing disaster response to COVID-19 within Washington State. The person in this position provides expert level coordination for a team of professionals and coordinates with statewide partner agencies, local jurisdictions, and tribal governments around disaster response during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This position provides the leadership to assure strategic development and implementation of emergency response plans to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other special pathogens in the state.

This is a full-time project Emergency Management Program Specialist 4 (EMPS 4) position within the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) and is currently funded through July 31, 2022.

EPR works to improve our ability to respond to acts of bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease and other large-scale public health emergencies or mass casualty incidents. In recent years, our preparedness efforts have been tested by a variety of events: floods, fires, disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 and assisting out-of-state responses such as Hurricane Katrina.

About the Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Benefits of Working for DOH

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.

DOH offers:

* Ahealthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions. * Growth and development opportunities. * A wellness programthat offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes. * Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work. * A commitment to diversity and inclusionby fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work. * An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. * A modernized workplace.

Duties Include

* Determining and developing the scope of work required for operations within their workgroup in the COVID-19 response. * Developing, proposing, and ensuring implementation of program policies and procedures consistent with national and state guidelines and policies. Oversee and assure the accuracy of work carried out by staff to support these efforts. * Working with EPR Administrative Services fiscal staff to assist with accurate reporting of financial information related to the budget to federal, state and other funders or partners. * This position will coordinate work activities and processes with a variety of partners and stakeholders, both internal within the Agency and within the response community. The incumbent will need to advocate for and positively represent the workgroup, as well as other programs and services provided by the Agency, when working with these customers and stakeholders. They will be expected to model success behaviors, a high-performance work ethic, and consistent self-improvement. * Providing project management oversight for the team and expert level coordination for the workgroup. * Supervising staff who plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control one or more emergency management projects/programs or who deliver emergency management related services. * Providing support, coaching and mentoring to assigned staff within the section.

What we're looking for

Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications

* Option 1: Four (4) or more years of experience in public health, healthcare, emergency management, epidemiology or a closely allied field.


* Option 2: Bachelor's degree in public health, healthcare, public or business administration, emergency management, epidemiology or an allied field


* Two (2) or more years of experience in leading teams or projects.

Desired Qualifications

* HSEEP certificate of completion * MEPP Certificate (or in progress) * Completion of the FEMA Incident Command System courses ICS100; 200; 300, 400, 700, and 800. * Experience in policy development, creating briefing papers, and presenting to an executive audience. * Experience in developing Memoranda of Understandings and Inter-Agency Agreements.

Application Process

Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

1. A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required qualifications for this position.

2. A current resume.

3. Five (5)professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private information (social security number, date of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your redacted DD214.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

* Legally operate a state- or privately-owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation. * Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends. * Occasionally travel statewide to attend meeting which may include overnight stays and evening work. * The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval. Telework -may be considered upon request with supervisory approval.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Skyler Jones at (360) 236-4408, Skyler.jones@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).


Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.

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