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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Medical Countermeasure Planning Specialist

Employment type
Contract position through June 30, 2019
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
Monthly Salary: $6,773.00

The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Medical Countermeasure Planning Specialist. 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 Specialist will conduct special studies and lead projects for identifying and analyzing problems related to systems for dispensing of medical countermeasures and recommend solutions to maximize effectiveness of staffing allocations and efficiency of dispensing procedures to develop and evaluate mass dispensing strategies of preventive medication in response to a public health disaster.  This position will also be responsible for preparing guidelines· to gather data needed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of medical countermeasure dispensing strategies.

  • Assist  in identifying and analyzing problems related to public health emergency systems for medical countermeasure dispensing and recommend solutions;

  • Conduct special studies and projects to gather and analyze data to evaluate and provide recommendations to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of medical countermeasure dispensing system;

  • Prepare and maintain procedure manuals for evaluating emergency medical countermeasure dispensing systems and strategies;

  • Gather data needed to prepare reports requiring specialized knowledge of DPH's public health emergency medical countermeasure system;

  • Provide assistance to DPH on developing, coordinating and evaluating public health emergency plans, training programs and exercises;

  • Analyze and interpret legislative proposals, Federal guidance, state, and County policies and plans;

  • Prepare reports and applications to meet CDC grant requirements; and

  • Perform other duties that may require performing work after traditional business hours, on weekends, and/or holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Three (3) years of highly responsible administrative or staff experience dealing with the investigation and solution of problems of organizations, programs, system and procedures, or planning. One (1) year of the required experience must have been in a disaster  or emergency services program; 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.

Desirable Qualifications

  • 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;

  • A Master's degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university in Public Health or other related field;

  • Five (5) 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;

  • Experience conducting studies related to medical countermeasures  and public health preparedness

  • Experience utilizing medical countermeasure dispensing  evaluation tools such as RealOpt, Clinic Generator, and RE-PLAN;

  • Experience developing, coordinating, and evaluating medical countermeasure exercises;

  • Experience developing guidelines and protocols for collecting data to study the effectiveness and efficiency of various medical countermeasure dispensing strategies;

  • Experience developing training modules and conducting trainings;

  • Demonstrated problem solving, adaptability and effective management of priorities;

  • Working knowledge of Federal and State policies, plans and guidelines for public health emergency management including NIMS and California SEMS, as applied to public health emergency incidents;

  • Strong work ethic, reliable, and the ability to meet deadlines and obligations; and

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, nights, and weekends.


To apply

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to [email protected]  or call the office at (626) 793-0020