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State of Massachusetts Pediatric Preparedness Planner in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM) provides planning and preparedness resources for disasters, outbreaks, and other large-scale public health emergencies, as well as volunteer opportunities for both healthcare and non-healthcare individuals who are willing and able to volunteer their time, skills and resources during an emergency. We are seeking a dedicated professional with experience in healthcare preparedness, coupled with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with staff in developing high-quality and effective emergency planning. With support, guidance and supervision from the Information Support Manager our ideal candidate is service oriented, pro-active, solutions-oriented and excels in a fast-paced environment that fosters collaboration. The Pediatric Preparedness Planner has overall responsibility for development, coordination, and monitoring of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program. The EMSC Program is a federal initiative in all states and territories; its mission is to reduce childhood death and disability caused by severe illness or injury. In Massachusetts, the Program is a statewide effort that addresses the delivery of emergency medical services to children in a coordinated and efficient manner. Responsibilities include: programmatic and fiscal monitoring, collection, review, and analysis of relevant data, grant preparation and reporting; providing technical assistance and advice to MDPH personnel and statewide constituency; and acting as a liaison with other state agencies. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Serves as PI for EMSC federal grant and as POC with federal funder (HRSA), responds to all requests for information and reporting. * Develops and prepares competitive and non-competitive EMSC grant submissions. * Prepares annual EMSC budget in conjunction with Administration & Finance (A&F). * Reviews and analyzes EMSC data to determine progress and effectiveness. * Aligns state activities with initiatives of the national EMSC Program. * Functions as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Liaison for OPEM, including interfacing with the Office of EMS (OEMS), advising on preparedness activities related to EMS, and overseeing contracts with the EMS Regional Councils. * Participates in preparedness activities related to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI), including supporting the Department’s secure web-based patient tracking application. * Assists with the implementation, development, and maintenance of health information systems and databases. * Collaborates in the development of strong working relationships with other internal programs and external partners. * Ensures compliance with grant requirements as well as proposes the adoption evidence-based best practices. * Identifies barriers and proposes data-driven solutions. * Responds, upon instruction, to various types of public health related emergencies on a 24/7 basis and will assist MDPH with implementing appropriate emergency response plans. * Develops and implements Data Quality Assurance Controls, as well as Data Exchange, Collaboration & Resources Development. * Participates as a member of the Duty Officer Team, and responds, when instructed, to various types of health and medical emergencies on a 24/7 basis. Work may include over night and weekend shifts as needed. /_Required Qualifications_//:/ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management including behavioral techniques, planning, forecasting, organizational development, etc. * Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities and grant oversight & reporting. * Strong analytical skills and ability to determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and by questioning individuals. * Skilled in documentation of accurate records, preparation of reports, preparation and use charts, graphs and tables. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Experienced in supervision, including planning and assigning work to effectively meet goals, assessing the capabilities of subordinates; conducting performance appraisals via periodic reviews and/or evaluations and as needed, disciplinary action plans, etc. * Identify and implement training needs and motivate subordinates to work effectively. * Flexibility to adjust to varying or changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements and exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information. /_Preferred Qualifications_//:/ * Knowledge of the organization, goals, objectives, and programs of DPH and OPEM. * Understanding of emergency plans and procedures employed by DPH. * Familiarity with the connection between regionally developed emergency plans and how those plans interface with DPH’s plans, and the plans of other state and federal agencies. * Knowledge of emergency preparedness grant funding sources, including the CDC PHEP and the ASPR HPP Cooperative Agreement. * Exposure to policies and procedures utilized by DPH during an emergency, and how those integrate with the plans and procedures of DPH’s partners at MEMA and EOPSS. * Insight into the particular challenges and needs of local public health authorities throughout the Commonwealth, and familiarity with local health practices and the roles and responsibilities for which each local health authority is responsible. * Understanding of EMS educational methods and practices, EMS and systems, including, but not limited to, a strong EMS clinical background. /_Special Requirements_//:/ Incumbent must either: * hold current EMT certification (at the EMT level or higher), for a minimum of 6 months, from Massachusetts or the NREMT (National Registry of EMTs) and be eligible for Massachusetts EMT certification (at the EMT level or higher); OR * hold current licensure as a RN, PA, MD/DO. /_About the Department of Public Health (DPH)_// / The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. More information can be found at:* MA Department of Public Heal_th_ * /_Total Compensation:_/ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Tim * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities. * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options. * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, and (B) of which at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning;, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences may be substituted for three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually competed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience. Substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitution will be permitted for the required (C) experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Planning *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Pediatric Preparedness Planner Location: Massachusetts-Marlborough - 67 Forest Street Requisition ID: 210003R9