Mar 10, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PLANNING SPECIALIST (CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY) Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: Depends on Qualifications Job Type: Contract Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia       NOTE:  This is a grant funded contract position.  Applications are not accepted online.  Please see instructions for how to apply under "Additional Information" section.Public Health Emergency Planning Specialist
(Contractual, Part-time - up to 36 hours per week)
Salary range: negotiable from $30/hour up to $50/hour depending upon experience
Arlington seeks an energetic and progressive individual to serve in a contract capacity and provide administrative and programmatic support to a number of critical Emergency Preparedness and Response Program activities, including the development, evaluation and revision of emergency plans and plan-related documents, preparedness-related training and exercise activities, and other related duties.

This Public Health Emergency Planning Specialist is a member of the Planning and Education Unit within the Public Health Division. This unit is a multidisciplinary unit responsible for the following: planning, preparing and responding to emergencies that require a public health and medical response; workforce development and community health education; strategic planning; performance measures; and policy review and development in support of the functional areas of the Public Health Division, based on Division and community needs and federal, state, and local standards.
The contractor will develop, review, revise, validate, and evaluate agency emergency plans, policies and other supporting documentation for the Public Health Division's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. Specific deliverables may include written (new or revision of existing) planning documents, development and delivery of trainings (including packaging trainings for online access), assistance in moving program documents to a cloud-based platform and assisting in all aspects of drills and exercises.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or Emergency Management with Public Health background/experience or directly related field plus two years of experience in developing, reviewing and revising plans and related trainings;
  • Evidence of, or experience in Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program-based drills and exercise participation at the planning level (Planning Team member, Exercise Director, etc);
  • Experience in emergency and/or public health-related response planning, policy;
  • Knowledge of Local, State, and National emergency preparedness and response initiatives that intersect with public health;
  • Successful completion of the National Incident Management (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) trainings IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, in particular, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint/cloud-based document management.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's or higher level degree in Public Health or closely related field;
  • Experience in developing online trainings (videos, voice-over presentations);

  •  Additional Information: This is a contract position that does not have County benefits.  Renewal of this contact is determined annually, pending continued availability of grant funds. 
    Work Hours:  Core daytime work hours are flexible between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm daily with flexibility based on the allocated grant hours, with the possibility of evening meetings or extended hours as needed. Number of hours per week will vary (up  to 36 hours per week) based on negotiated hourly rate.HOW TO APPLY:
    Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample directly to:

    Sue Skidmore, Arlington Public Health Emergency Coordinator
     Your cover letter should highlight the experience you feel qualifies you for the Public Health Emergency Planning Specialist position, addressing how your background reflects the minimum and desirable (if applicable) qualification requirements for the position (refer to the Selection Criteria section).  Identify your most significant accomplishments in emergency preparedness and response planning work. 
    Closing Date:  Ongoing/Open Until Filled
     NOTE:  Additional information provided below does not apply to this contract position.

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