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.
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
- Build a diverse team that reflects the preparedness community;
lives to OSDH's values and inspires team through effective
- 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
- Ensure strong development plans for each individual direct
- 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
- Collaborate with members of the Stakeholder Liaison and
Administrative Programs Team's to develop and execute
- Maintain and grow the relationship with the internal and
external stakeholders within each preparedness initiative managed
- 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
- Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal and
- Strong planning, prioritization, and project management
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
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
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be
legally authorized to work in the United States without visa
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE
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.