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Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33980

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Requisition No: 24938 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PLANNING CONSULTANT - 64082409

Position Number: 64082409 

Salary:  $43,000 min to $52,000 max annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 


This professional position works for the Department of Health in Charlotte County in Port Charlotte.  The primary focus of this position is to serve as the coordinator for the Department of Health on all emergency preparedness activities such as planning, training, and exercising, and developing and maintaining emergency operation plans.  It is responsible for providing leadership in making policy recommendations to appropriate entities to improve planning for and response to emergences.  This full-time position is under supervision of the Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, Communications, and Preparedness and must be able to work independently. 



A bachelor’s degree from a U.S. accredited college or university or a minimum 6-8 years of job experience in emergency preparedness and or planning.  A valid Florida driver’s license is required.  This position requires that the incumbent can lift a minimum of 50 pounds and can move freely, frequently bend, kneel, reach, sit or stand for long periods of time.  Incumbent is expected to work beyond the normal work day in the event of a disaster or as needed.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters; or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.  Must complete advanced ICS 300 and 400 and select other preparedness training within 6-12 months of hire. 



  • Coordinates the development, maintenance, training, exercising, response and reporting activities related to All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan. 
  • Completes annual Florida Department of Health Preparedness Expectations and inventory management
  • Assists with meeting all related Preparedness Accreditation standards and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) reviews
  • Coordinates Charlotte County Medical Reserve Corps program, including recruitment, management, retention, training, exercising, response and reporting activities
  • Serves as primary contact for DOH-Charlotte employees in the Ever bridge-SERVFL Emergency Notification System
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI) activities
  • This is an independent and complex administrative and consultative position advising County Health Departments and private sector medical facilities in developing plans for Public Health and medical response in matters relating to WMD threats, to include bio-terrorism response and response to natural disasters. The primary focus of this position will serve as the coordinator for the DOH and private health care facilities response plan.  The incumbent will also ensure county-level plans are compatible and capable of supporting regional responses.   This position requires travel throughout the region.  In addition to other planning duties, the incumbent will work with the Special Needs Consultant in Charlotte County to develop and implement management plans for special needs shelters.  The incumbent will provide leadership in making policy recommendations to appropriate entities to improve planning for and response to persons with special needs.  They will coordinate training and assist in the implementation of training requirements. 
  • Assist in coordinating and developing the public health planning efforts and response methodologies in matters dealing with the earliest possible detection and response to threats and/or attacks against the county/region involving all WMD terrorist threats and natural events that have mass casualty potential.  Act as a liaison between the private medical community, public health entities and the subcommittee on health care to the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF).
  • Gather and maintain all planning documents relating to emergency operations from Charlotte County.  Identify shortfalls and gaps in equipment, personnel, and response capabilities. Coordinate submission of proposals for grant funds to meet shortfalls.
  • Developing county level plan that meets regional requirements set forth by the Regional Domestic Security Task Force.  Develop local plans to staff special need shelters in conjunction with local emergency management, health care providers, health care practitioners and agencies that provide services to special needs clients.
  • Receive and maintain a copy on file of home health agencies, medical equipment providers, hospice, and nurse registry comprehensive emergency management plans (CEMP).  Establish standard procedures for the management of local special needs shelter.
  • Ensures that all activities comply with State or County rules and that all reporting requirements are met. 
  • Collaborate with Charlotte County community health consortia/organizations to create and maintain community partnerships to represent advocate and plan for public health preparedness at the local level.  
  • Participates as needed in the Grant writing, review and implementation within DOH-Charlotte.
  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement information campaigns, promotion of health programs and services. 
  • Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing confidential and public information.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or administrator. 
  • Provide physical safeguards as a Safety Coordinator from injury to the maximum extent possible.  Conduct a program of safety and health inspections to detect and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices, control health hazards, and comply with safety and health standards. Train employees in safe and healthy work practices.  Maintain standards and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) required on designated jobs and instruction for its correct use and care.  Develop and enforce safety and health plans as a condition of employment for all employees.   Investigate promptly and thoroughly, accidents and near-miss situations to determine the root causes and to correct the problem in order to prevent recurrences.



  • Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs
  • Ability to use a computer and basic Microsoft products, and capable of using a variety of preparedness related software programs
  • Ability to work independently, take self-initiative and be motivated to work under pressure
  • Ability to quickly analyze a situation and creatively problem solve
  • Ability to prioritize and establish an action plan to meet deadlines and manage workloads under minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements
  • Ability to assess customers’ (for example community partners) needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;
  • Ability to motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to encourage team work
  • Ability to appropriately assess and allocate resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate a program budget
  • Ability to present with a professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ability to establish and maintain quality working relationships internally and with community partners
  • Ability to work independently, part of a team and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to develop training materials and provide training
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations  
  • Ability to independently problem solve
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Previous volunteer management, disaster preparedness and bioterrorism response planning experience is valuable
  • Previous DOH Special Needs Shelter and/or emergency management experience preferred


    Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflect our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

  • ** Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **
  • This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
  • Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify are operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment

    eligibility.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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