Alpha Rae

Emergency Preparedness Planning Specialist (49782)

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2018 2:16 PM)
# of Openings
Public Health
Length of Assignment
6+ Months (Potential Temp to Perm)
Working Hours
8:30AM - 5:30PM
Pay Rate
Area of City
Downtown Indianapolis (46204)


This position has overall responsibility for coordinating the development of local and state level all-hazard emergency operations and response plans.



  • Utilize data and commonly accepted best practices to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in local and statewide emergency operations planning efforts.
  • Coordinate activities between Divisions in the development and update of emergency operations and response plans related to severe weather emergencies, acts of terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological threats.
  • Coordinate planning activities with federal, state, and local emergency management partners to ensure plans support the processes, capabilities, and expectations of external partners.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to assure coordinated and standardized local and statewide planning efforts.
  • Communicate regularly with Planning Supervisor to share the needs, challenges and accomplishments, as they pertain to local and state planning efforts, and to receive instructions and guidance.
  • Communicate regularly with District and Local Readiness Program Director and staff. Assist DEP Regional Managers in distributing guidance, templates, and other resources necessary to support LHD and healthcare preparedness efforts.
  • Assist in the review and updating of local and state plans and SOPs as needed by Divisions, state agencies and partners.
  • Stay up to date on CDC, ASPR, ISDH and other relevant guidance documents and programs.
  • Support the DEP Training & Exercise section in the development of training and exercises centered on State emergency response and operations plans.
  • Assist in matters related to planning, management, and distribution of medication and medical supplies in response to all-hazard emergencies.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Four (4) years of experience in program coordination, development, implementation, or related experience. A combination of experience and accredited college training may be considered.

  • Extensive knowledge of strategic, operational, and tactical plan development and administration

  • Extensive writing experience
  • Strong understanding of the principles of risk analysis and assessment
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Thorough knowledge of all source materials and references, including federal and state laws governing disaster response
  • Knowledge of the state and local public health and healthcare infrastructure
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and representatives of local, state and federal agencies
  • Ability to make decisions with little time and information that may have global impact on the program area, agency and State of Indiana
  • Ability to negotiate and influence internal staff, external partners and others who have emergency response responsibilities to perform their work within local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Ability to work long hours, sometimes outside of normal business hours, with little or no notice
  • Be able to effectively report and communicate emergency operations concepts, strategies, and concepts to executive level staff


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