Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Medical Countermeasure Education Coordinator

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Monthly Salary: $6,322.00

Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance

Grant funded project through June 30, 2021

The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Medical Countermeasure Education Coordinator. 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 (MCM) Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating MCM educational activities on mass dispensing strategies of preventative medication in response to public health disaster for all partnering agencies, including cities and registered community volunteer programs such as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Public Health Emergency Volunteer (PHEV) Network that will be activated to supplement the existing community emergency response system to assist in response to public health emergencies. In addition, provides consultation and coordination of Public Health MCM educational programs and training activities to partnering agencies based on recommended solutions to maximize effectiveness of staffing allocations and efficiency of dispensing procedures.

The duties of the Medical Countermeasure Education Coordinator include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Develop policies and plans required to achieve educational goals related to systems for dispensing of MCM based on recommended solutions to maximize effectiveness of staffing allocations and efficiency of dispensing procedures;

  2. Provide consultation in the planning, developing, promoting and maintenance of MCM educational programs for community volunteers and partnering agencies by applying community organization skills and specialized program knowledge; 

  3. Develop, administer and evaluate MCM educational activities to train partnering agencies on strategies for dispensing preventive medication in response to a public health emergency; 

  4. Design and assist in implementing MCM educational programs in regional setting to increase readiness of partnering agencies to assist in MCM dispensing roles during a public health emergency;  

  5. Advise on methods of establishing and conducting public health education programs related to systems for dispensing of medical countermeasures to maximize effectiveness of staffing allocations and efficiency of dispensing procedures; 

  6. Participate in the research and development of learning strategies and education materials for training for external partners and makes modifications to training plans; and 

  7. Prepare reports and applications to meet CDC grant requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree with specialization in public or community health education from a school of public health accredited by the Council on Education of Public Health;

  • Three (3) years of experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing community health education in a health services agency serving a complex urban area, two years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity;

  • 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 working with all levels of personnel; skills in dealing with professional groups;

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, nights and weekend; and 

  • Valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation for travel or ability to secure timely transportation to a variety of sites throughout the region.


Desirable Qualifications 

  • Three (3) years of experience in Instructional Design;  

  • Technical knowledge of learning theories and training fundamentals; 

  • Demonstrate problem solving capacity, adaptability and effective management of priorities;

  • Knowledge of and experience using National Incident Management System and California Standardized Emergency Management System as applied to public health emergency incidents;

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and 

  • Proficiency with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Captivate, and other computer programs utilized for Instructional Design. 


To apply

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