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