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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES III, Health Services

Recruitment #18-000484-0014

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Health Department 
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is planning for, exercising, and managing assigned projects in The Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP). This position will serve as the Howard County Medical Reserve Corps (HCMRC) Coordinator and will recruit, retain, plan for activation of, and supervise the HCMRC as needed. This position also oversees the application and credentialing process for Professional Medical Volunteers. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development of emergency preparedness based exercises, training programs, and community readiness outreach. This position will represent the Health Department on the CERN/LEPC Committee, the Functional Needs Committee, and will serve on the Health Department Incident Management Team. In addition, this position coordinates emergency messaging, manages the staff notification system, maintains the weather essential staff roster, facilitates call-down drills and maintains updated staff emergency contact information. May require response after business hours, includes administrative on-call duties on a rotating basis. Required to carry a communication device.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired qualifications:
- Experience Coordinating with Volunteers
- Experience with/handling data entry and data maintenance for multiple large agencies/departments
- Experience with Emergency Preparedness including Participation in Drills/Exercises and Assisting with after Action Reports
- Experience with Outreach and Public Presentations in a work setting 
- Experience representing an agency working with different groups and projects
- Experience with Web Based Notification Systems
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Programs

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.