City of Philadelphia Employment

City of Philadelphia

Health and Medical Planning Coordinator

Full Job Description

Company DescriptionA best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
  • Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
  • Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits – We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to mitigate, plan, and prepare for emergencies; educate the public about preparedness; coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts; and develop tools and identify resources to support the overall preparedness of the City of Philadelphia.

Job Description
Candidates for this position should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the fifth largest city in the nation. The successful candidate for this position will assist with the development, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated preparedness program to support the preparedness for and response to emergency incidents in Philadelphia.

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the Health & Human Services Program Manager, the Health and Medical Planning Coordinator is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Developing comprehensive response plans for a variety of health and medical related issues such as healthcare facility preparedness, disease control and prevention, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and casualty and fatality management.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from local, state and federal government as well as community-based organizations, non-profit organizations and private entities.
  • Identifying and collecting resource information and best practices related to but not limited to hospitals, health centers, homecare agencies, emergency medical service providers, long-term care facilities, companies that handle hazardous materials, and local, state, and federal agencies that govern public health and medical services.
  • Writing and updating assigned elements of citywide emergency plans for meeting essential healthcare and emergency medical services needs during the preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation phases of emergency management.
  • Provide support and coordination for the Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the SARA Title III reporting program.
  • Writing, maintaining, and updating a complement of documents including, but not limited to project memorandums, citywide emergency plans, and incident action plans.
  • Facilitating communication and coordination between agencies involved in emergency response under the direction of designated OEM response team leaders.
  • Successful completion of required courses to gain working knowledge of a variety of healthcare, public health, environmental safety, hazardous material issues and emergency medical services issues, and other fundamentals of the practice of emergency management.
  • Conducting special projects.
  • Performing other work as required.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and develop partnerships
  • Ability to coordinate diverse groups toward a common goal
  • Ability to contribute and coordinate work in a team
  • Ability to problem solve creatively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a high pressure work environment
  • Ability to complete projects on schedule
  • Ability to interpret federal and state emergency management requirements and regulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
QualificationsEducation and Experience

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college required.
  • Candidates with degrees or backgrounds in emergency management, public health, social work or human services organization is preferred.
  • Experience working within an emergency management, public health, social work or human services organization is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia geographic area is preferred.

Licenses, Registrations, and Certification

  • Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months of hire.
  • Successful completion of FEMA Independent Study courses (IS 100.a, 200.a, 700.a, and 800.b) within first month of appointment.
  • Candidate will have access to secure public safety information. All selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement in this position.

Other requirements

  • OEM personnel will be required to serve in an on-call capacity to work during non-business hours for extended periods of time in a field environment and during activations of Philadelphia’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). OEM personnel are essential.
  • Full-time residency within the City of Philadelphia geographic boundaries required within six months of hire. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties during and outside of normal business hours.
  • Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months of hire.
  • A driving record check will be conducted.

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