Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County is hiring an Assistant Planner

Florida Department of Health in Saint Johns County
200 San Sebastian View

Planner 1

Job Description
As the assistant Disaster Preparedness and Planner, will assist in the development and implementation of a viable emergency operations and response plan encompassing an all hazards approach which includes but is not limited to:

•Providing support in creating plans for health and medical component of a unified all hazards response
•Provide key support in the writing, development, management , and upkeep of all documentation related to the certification/re-certification of the Agency’s National Project Public Health Ready Certification.
•Assists in the timely development and ongoing maintenance/update of the agency’s Continuity of Operations, Internal Disaster Plans, as well as other related resilience/response plans including, but not limited to, Special Needs Shelter plan, Mass Immunizations plan, Epidemiological Outbreak response plan, etc.
•Developing expertise in the National Response Framework and how it relates to state, regional and local response
•Will work with state/local agencies and officials in relation to preparedness and response including, but not limited to, State EFS8 staff, DOH regional preparedness planners, County Emergency Management staff, County and City Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement Staff, and Local Medical and Hospital Staff as appropriate.
•Assists the Agency Resilience Coordinator in taking the lead in assessing CHD needs regarding all-hazard disaster response training by ensuring development and presenting of training programs related to terrorism awareness, internal disaster issues, Incident Command and National Incident Management System programs.
•Provides support to CHD staff training needs. Coordinates training for all staff to increase response readiness, including development of training opportunities, table top, functional exercises, all staff staring and workforce development raining.

Prepares, researches, and provides presentations to the public on all hazard preparedness activities and other topics of Public Health importance as requested.

Incumbent also drives the Public Health Mobile Center (PHMC), to/from scheduled activities throughout the county. The PHMC is the Agency’s mobile disaster operations center and serves as our COOP clinical and EPI center when necessary. It is used for disaster planning, functional exercises, mass immunization and Point-Of-Dispensing (POD) event as such incumbents is responsible for set-up and break-down services for scheduled activities supported by the PHMC; completes pre- and post-operations PHMC facilities checks and makes corrections as needed; performs routine maintenance on Public Health Mobile Center including but not limited to lubricating, adding fuel, oil, and other liquids, ensuring operational integrity of equipment components and generator, and maintaining associated records. Ensures physical security throughout PHMC outreach activities and performs documentation duties as needed. Coordinates with county fleet maintenance personnel and/or other approved vendors to schedule and deliver PHMC for service as required; monitors use of equipment and consumable supplies in PHMC ensuring timely replacement as needed; maintains logbooks for all maintenance and repairs performed on PHMC. Additionally, incumbent provides transportation services to clients as needed and appropriate.

This position participates in and actively promotes the Agency’s organizational effectiveness and excellence by fostering individual and team development activities through the DOH-St. Johns CHD Sterling Management Model. The incumbent is responsible for the development/maintenance of key performance measures and progress towards targets through the use of Quality Management Tools (IAPs, Action Plans, Process management, Progress reporting, etc.) and Sterling Criteria. When requested, this position serves as a member of DOH-ST. Johns QA/QI team(s).

Perform other related duties as required by the position and within the realm of the Classification

Assigned purchasing card responsibilities. Use of Purchasing Card must be in accordance with DOHP 250-9-12.

Ensures the integrity/confidentiality of all data sets in the program; complies with the information security protocols and Procedures (DOHP 50-10-10); security and privacy of client information is maintained; disclosure of confidential information is released only after proper authorization has been obtained; and information that is exempt from public record disclosure is maintained in a confidential manner.

Monday Through Friday, 8 to 5,

Starting Pay
29,000.00 – 33,000.00

Minimum Requirements
– Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication
– Knowledge of office procedures and practices
– Knowledge of Disaster Preparedness
– Ability to Conduct Training and Extensive Computer experience
– Knowledge of Safety practices and investigations

PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to those candidates who have a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university; those who have a Masters Degree in a related field such as public health, communications, disaster preparedness, organizational development, community health, healthcare administration or public administration, etc.; Those who have at least 2 years of project management experience; Who have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Instructions on how to apply
Upload and Submit your Application through the following State of Florida website: