Regional Emergency Coordinator (Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR
  • May 12, 2021
Full time Communications Project Manager Public Health Safety Government

Job Description

Regional Emergency Coordinator (Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)


Close date: 5/23/2021

Salary: $5559 to $8198 monthly

Location: Portland, OR


This is a full-time, permanent, management service position which is not represented by a union.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Regional Emergency Coordinator who will serve as the primary OHA emergency preparedness and response contact to the NW Oregon Healthcare Preparedness Organization, which includes hospital & health systems, emergency medical services (EMS), public health and county emergency management for Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook  (Health Care Region 1) in Oregon.

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What will you do?
As the health care Regional Emergency Coordinator, you will provide direct emergency preparedness planning, response and recovery technical assistance expertise to the regional health care coalition comprised of hospitals and health care systems, EMS, emergency management and local public health.  You will manage, plan, create, direct, and implement overall workplans, budgets, strategic plans, goals and objectives to meet grant requirements for the assigned regions and healthcare coalitions. In addition, you will create procedures, processes, and guidelines for partners to successfully implement programs; develop standards for planning efforts; document standards and policies; and prepare and monitor coalition budget expenditures.

In this position, you will develop and implement local emergency communication plans to integrate area and statewide communications activities; identify hard-to-reach/underserved populations; and develop communication strategies to ensure these populations will be reached in the event of an emergency.  You will organize and implement coalition preparedness assessment processes to develop peer-to-peer technical assistance capacity; assist regional coalitions to establish mutual aid agreements; arrange for training and exercise, host and facilitate high-level area preparedness presentations and build partnerships to strengthen the area coalition. This position supports and maximizes distance learning and teleconferencing opportunities related to public health emergency preparedness.

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are skilled in emergency preparedness with outreach and coalition building experience, apply today.

What are we looking for?

Special Qualifications

This position will be expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400.

Requested Skills

  • Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree in emergency preparedness, public health or a degree related to emergency preparedness AND four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to emergency preparedness; OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to emergency preparedness.
  • Experience working with hospitals and health systems, emergency management, and/or public health emergency preparedness and response fields.
  • Experience working with quality improvement processes.
  • Experience in project management which includes planning, leading, and building teams, managing timelines and budgets, and maintaining documentation.
  • Excellent facilitation and coalition building skills.
  • Effective, professional communication skills required to interact with federal, regional, local, state, and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, management, and policy-level officials.
  • Excellent technical writing skills required for creating clear and understandable documents such as strategic plans and preparedness presentations.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, HTML and distance learning technology.
  • Experience in internet connectivity and associated software, hardware, and communication components is desired.
  • Experience with broadcast fax, paging systems, and cellular phones is also desired.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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Public Health Administration, Risk Management-Compliance



$5559 to $8198 monthly