Emergency Preparedness Grant Coordinator & Laboratory Technician

Siouxland District Health

$22.41 - $/hour


Sioux City


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Siouxland District Health is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Grant Coordinator. This is a grant funded position. The Emergency Preparedness Grant Coordinator will plan, organize, coordinate activities for the service-area healthcare coalition. The coordinator will follow grant guidance and the coalition's activities to aid coalition members in planning for and responding to all hazards emergencies. The coordinator also performs laboratory duties at SDHD including water analysis, quality control, laboratory equipment maintenance, and infectious disease follow-up. 

Essential Functions

Essential Duties:            
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to local service-area partners in the development, implementation and quality assurance review of federal and state grant related activities.
  • Coordinate service area objectives and activities with local partners to assure IDPH contractual and federal grant standards and objectives are met. 
  • Attend general membership meetings and committee meetings and takes notes, as needed. Work with State staff to clarify service-area work plan responsibilities.
  • Provide communication to service-area partners regarding work plans and responsibilities. Facilitate and assist with building service-area partnerships.
  • Assist with identification and tracking of service-area resources.
  • Assist with service-area coordination and logistics of service-area exercises and trainings.
  • Assure service-area partners have access to and respond to tests and alerts sent by the Iowa Health Alert Network.
  • Collect data from service-area partners for contractual reports.
  • Coordinate service-area committee meetings, agenda, minutes and logistics. Meet with State coalition coordinators, as needed.
  • Provide guidance on budgets, progress reports, use of funds and work plans for service-area partners.
  • Assist service-area partners in developing future grants or request for proposals.
  • Research and assist with service-area purchases in coordination with the fiscal agent, State staff and partners.
  • Develop templates for reporting and collection of grant required data.
  • Assist and coordinate completion and submission of the Iowa EMS System Standards Self- Assessment.
  • Coordinate service-area partners to identify special at?risk populations.
  • Assist in developing strategies to fill gaps related to special at risk populations

Agency Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Assist with the quality improvement process within the agency.
  • Ensure compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covering the security and privacy of confidential client data. 
  • Ensure participant records and communication with participants, co-workers and other health professionals are in accordance with Confidentiality Policy.
  • Attend and participate in work-related meetings, conferences/seminars and committees.
  • Assist in agency/division planning and response to disaster situations and emergency situations or events in conjunction with agency emergency plan.
  • Provide customer service that is courteous and responsive.
  • Demonstrate professional oral, phone and written communication skills.
  • Model professional behavior to peers and participants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Personal Characteristics:
  • Skilled in research techniques to obtain the latest information   regarding emergency preparedness.
  • Ability to bring multiple groups of people together to accomplish a common goal. 
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness tools such as Incident Command and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Knowledge of basic budgeting principles to help with the financial management of this grant. Ability to develop meeting agendas and meeting notes.
Agency-Specified Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Personal Characteristics:
  • Ability to work in an unstructured setting, be self-directed, independent and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to recognize need for adjustment and demonstrate flexibility to meet scheduling and agency needs
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to manage time and handle multiple tasks/responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in multiple programs understanding and adhering to rules/regulations and requirements for each respective program.
  • Ability to make decisions under potentially stressful situations. 
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with participants.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to relate information. 
  • Ability   to   interact   effectively   with   diverse   populations   representing  widely   divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view, including possible language/cultural barriers.
  • Ability to coordinate communication and care for non-English speaking participants through use of an interpreter.
  • Ability to exercise leadership with tolerance and understanding as well as with appreciation and respect for the special abilities and skills of others.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, management, health professionals and personnel from educational institutions, appointed and elected officials, volunteer groups and community agencies.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a variety of contexts with staff, professionals, participants and the general public.
  • Knowledge of communication mediums, including an understanding of computer functions i.e., Microsoft Office, data base systems, Internet, electronic mail, software programs and social network mediums.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, computer, software programs and technology equipment.
  • Ability to represent SDHD and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner.
  • Ability to project a positive attitude about SDHD.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Education, Experience and Special Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required.  A 2 or 4-year degree in the biological sciences, public health administration, epidemiology, nursing or related field, preferred.
  • Previous experience in emergency-related fields such as emergency management, EMS, fire and law enforcement, preferred
  • Experience in related fields such as nursing, public health, hospital preparedness, environmental health and safety, infectious disease or health education is also acceptable.
  • Experience or knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) is beneficial
  • CPR Certification required or be willing to attend training.
  • Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation and ability to obtain car insurance at agency-specified liability level.
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED. Woodbury County application is required. A resume and cover letter are preferred.   DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 4:30 P.M., Wednesday, July 17th, 2024     Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

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