Public Health Educator-Adv / Preparedness Training & Exercise Coord
Dane, WI

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The Preparedness Training and Exercise Coordinator will have primary responsibility for providing statewide direction and technical support in training and emergency exercises that align with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards and are compliant with the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP). The position will play a leadership role in designing, implementing, evaluating and updating a comprehensive 5 year statewide training, exercise and workforce competency plan that meets HSEEP standards. The duties include providing leadership, technical consultation and support to Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs), Native American Tribal entities, the DHS management and staff, and other emergency planning and response partners. This position provides statewide preparedness training in all areas related to emergency planning and response. The position will also provide critical back up support for the deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

This position will function as part of a multidisciplinary team which plans and implements strategies to ensure public health operational readiness in emergencies and disasters. The position will serve as statewide coordinator of emergency preparedness training and exercises.

This position will also participate as a member of the field staff in the event of a suspected or confirmed biologic or chemical terrorism event or other naturally occurring infectious disease event and provide program support in other bioterrorism events.

Special Notes :
Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed may be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Well qualified candidates will be:
A Certified Instructor of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) including proficiency in the National Exercise Scheduling System; Exercise Design and Development; and the Corrective Action Plan System.

A Certified Instructor of Incident Command System training (ICS levels 100-400)

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge and principles of program development, management, and evaluation; knowledge of and experience in grant writing, and the management of grant related activities to achieve program objectives with measurable outcomes; knowledge of the components and use of Strategic National Stockpile resources and the process of conducting SNS technical assistance reviews; knowledge of Wisconsin’s public health system at the state and local level; knowledge of health care services and delivery systems as they relate to public health preparedness; knowledge of and experience in data collection techniques and computer data base systems, especially Microsoft Word Access and Microsoft Excel and Sharepoint; proficiency in developing and implementing public health emergency preparedness training plans; proficiency in conducting after action reviews in exercises or real events; and experience in preparing, organizing, and managing the development of emergency plans, policies, and procedures.

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