Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Ebola and Medical Countermeasure Project
Medical Countermeasure Planning Analyst– Job Description
Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Medical Countermeasure Planning Analyst. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
The Medical Countermeasure Planning Analyst will investigate, analyze strategies and make recommendations for integrating the healthcare sectors, educational institutions and private industry in medical countermeasure dispensing operations in response to a public health emergency. This position will also be responsible for integrating partners from the healthcare sectors, educational institutions, and private industry in DPH's plans for mass dispensing preventive medication to their pre-identified population and build the partners capability to operate a closed medical point of dispensing when activated by DPH in response to a public health incident.
- Investigate and analyze strategies and make recommendations for integrating healthcare sectors, educational institutions, and private industry into medical countermeasure dispensing plans;
- Participate in planning efforts to build partnerships with healthcare sectors, educational institutions, and private industry to increase capability to mass dispense preventive medication;
- Consult with other LAC departments with responsibility for the health and medical emergency plans concerning plans and activities that will require mutual aid or coordination;
- Participate in preparedness activities such as planning educational programs and training exercises to strengthen partners response capabilities to mass dispense preventive medication;
- Prepare public health emergency operational plans and guides for activities pertaining to integrating healthcare sectors, educational institutions, and private industry in mass dispensing preventive medication;
- Analyze and interpret federal grant requirements related to mass dispensing preventive medication for various biological agents;
- Prepare reports and applications to meet CDC grant requirement in planning, training, and exercise activities with partners; and
- Perform other duties that may require performing work after traditional business hours, on weekends, and/or holidays.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
- Four (4) years of experience in a responsible administrative or staff capacity dealing with the investigation and solution of problems of organization, management, or coordination of governmental disaster or emergency services; and
- Valid California driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or ability to secure timely transportation for travel to a variety of sites throughout the region.
- Three (3) years of experience performing program-related work in public health emergency programs. Program related work is defined as direct involvement with program development, implementation, and evaluation; a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health or other related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience;
- Experience developing training modules and conducting trainings;
- Experience in building and sustaining partnerships with various organizations from diverse sectors (i.e. healthcare, private industry, educational institutions, governmental agencies);
- Demonstrated problem solving capabilities, adaptability, and effective management of priorities;
- Knowledge and experience of NIMS, and California SEMS as applied to public health incidents;
- Experience developing operational plans, standard operating guides, and field operations guide;
- Strong work ethic, reliable, and the ability to meet deadlines and obligations;
- Ability to work independently, exhibit strong leadership, and be able to work under stressful situations; and
- Ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, nights, and weekends.