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EMS Infectious Disease Program Coordinator **RE-POST**

Program Manager Senior III

Recruitment #18-005484-0003

Introduction

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS) is the Maryland State agency responsible for the coordination of Emergency Medical Services throughout the state.  These responsibilities include assessing the programs and resources available to respond to disasters and other threats to the public health of Maryland’s residents and visitors.  MIEMSS continuing an effort to enhance the EMS system’s capability to recognize, respond to, and safely transport patients who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs) such as Ebola Viral Disease or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).  The effort will include establishing a HCID Advisory panel, setting standards for specialty transport teams and designating regional and interfaculty teams, and collaborating with health departments and educational institutions to enhance the training programs available to EMS providers.

GRADE

25

LOCATION OF POSITION

653 West Pratt St

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a temporary grant funded position that will administer a High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCIDs) program. Organize and provide staff support for HCID advisory group, levels of preparedness of EMS programs an prepare a report detailing the findings and areas that require enhancement; establish a process to announce grant availability, review applications and award sub-grants to support the development of HCID Transport Teams; conduct and evaluate team exercises according to the grant guidance and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

POSITION DUTIES

This is a temporary grant funded position that will administer a High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCIDs) program to enhance the abilities of Maryland’s EMS system to recognize the presence of HCIDs, protect EMS providers from HCIDs and safely transport HCID patients to the most appropriate hospitals.  This person will:

  • Organize and provide staff support for a HCIDs advisory group
  • Through the HCIDs  Advisory Group, assess the level of preparedness of EMS programs and prepare a  report detailing the findings and areas that require enhancement;
  •  Establish a process to announce grant availability, review applications and award sub-grants to support the development of HCID Transport Teams;
  • Assist in the administration of documentation associated with the grant process;
  •  Conduct site visits with grant awardees to assess awardee progress and compliance with grant provisions; and
  • Conduct and evaluate team exercises according to the grant guidance and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: 

  • 2 years of professional experience in emergency medical services, emergency management or health care related programs
  • 1 year of experience managing groups of subject matter experts

Note:

Additional experience in emergency medical services or health care related programs, emergency management, emergency and disaster related exercises and managing groups of subject matter experts may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed or certified Maryland EMS provider
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Health Services or related field
  • 2 years of experience in emergency and disaster related exercises
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program training
  • Extensive knowledge in managing patients with infectious diseases
  • Experience in supervising EMS providers.
  • Experience with specialty response teams

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Working:

Although most work will be completed in an office environment during normal office hours, there will be a requirement for minimal travel in state and to neighboring states.

Physical Requirements:

There may be the need for some lifting of heavy weights and operation within an ambulance storage bay and warehouse.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment's qualifications. All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date.   Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service may be required prior to hire.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

This assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

Contractual Health Benefits

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Contractual Temporary Leave Benefits

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S. a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service may be required prior to hire.

All information concerning your qualification must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

The Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:

Attn: Chris Langley

Department of Budget and Management
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608
Baltimore, MD 21201

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4911.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.