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EPRS Preparedness Manager

Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time EPRS Preparedness Manager providing support to Emergency Preparedness and Response Service Health Department. The duty station will be determined upon hire. This is an unclassified position (Pin#34001199) in state government located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $70,000.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description

As the Preparedness Manager, you will lead the Emergency Preparedness efforts for the EPRS team, with the goal of increasing awareness of and affinity for the public health emergency preparedness and the projects and initiatives being managed by staff. Also, will be responsible for developing the strategies and goals of the preparedness team, ensuring all activities are executed on-budget and achieve their planned deliverable targets. This position will be an integral member of the team working to expand the readiness of OSDH within the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively across the organization and share best practices. Act as a major contributor/leader among the EPRS team.
  • Build a diverse team that reflects the preparedness community; lives to OSDH's values and inspires team through effective leadership.
  • Ensure the Preparedness team understands and adheres to program standards and operating procedures.
  • Build, develop, and lead all direct reports by providing coaching and motivation for increased productivity and engagement.
  • Ensure strong development plans for each individual direct report.
  • Assist direct reports to develop effective programs that drive preparedness initiatives growth in their respective fields.
  • Spend adequate time with team in office and field to implement and execute emergency preparedness standards
  • Ensure direct reports are implementing key strategic programs
  • Collaborate with members of the Stakeholder Liaison and Administrative Programs Team's to develop and execute programs.
  • Maintain and grow the relationship with the internal and external stakeholders within each preparedness initiative managed by staff.
  • Brings emergency preparedness to life by championing for comprehensive whole community preparedness for all hazards
  • Communicates and shares best practices across LERCs and emergency preparedness networks
  • With a strategic mindset, you'll translate culture initiatives into relevant preparedness products. You'll define, lead and represent the holistic Emergency Preparedness strategy relating to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness capabilities.
  • Track record of delivering results against tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal and presentations.
  • Strong planning, prioritization, and project management competencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required to perform duties at this level include knowledge of the principles and practices of professional communication skills and project management competencies.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled setting and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. This position may require long periods of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicant is required to work hours other than the regular schedule such as nights and weekends during potential or actual public health threats to the State of Oklahoma. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position


Bachelor's degree in public administration, emergency management, public health administration, or a closely related field;and five years of emergency preparedness or public health experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of education for each year of qualifying preparedness related experience. A minimum of two years supervisory experience managing program areas related to emergency preparedness or public health. Capable of cultivating a strong team environment across regions and functions.



If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

Keywords: State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City , EPRS Preparedness Manager, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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