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Employment Opportunities

 

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager

Job Description

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Planning, the Continuity of Operations Program Manager is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to, the activities below:

  • Overall management of City’s COOP efforts, including the development of project plans, ensuring that Philadelphia COOP efforts are consistent with best practices, and identifying gaps and resource constraints that may hamper COOP implementation
  • Risk and vulnerability analysis for City facilities and systems
  • Development of COOP planning template for City departments
  • Interagency training and coordination across multiple departments
  • Integration of departmental COOP plans into Citywide framework
  • Continuity of Government (COG) planning
  • Identify policy solutions to improve resilience (i.e. remote work, flexible space, public/private partnerships, etc.)
  • Work with departments to identify alternate staffing models for critical functions
  • Provide updates to senior leadership on COOP status
  • Supporting training and exercises to further the City’s readiness, response and recovery
  • Conducting special projects
  • Performing other work as required

For more information on this position, including qualifications and benefits, visit the city’s SmartRecruiter website. 

 

Health and Medical Planning Coordinator

Job Description

Candidates for this position should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the fifth-largest city in the nation. The successful candidate for this position will assist with the development, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated preparedness program to support the preparedness for and response to emergency incidents in Philadelphia.

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the Health & Human Services Program Manager, the Health and Medical Planning Coordinator is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Developing comprehensive response plans for a variety of health and medical-related issues such as healthcare facility preparedness, disease control and prevention, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and casualty and fatality management.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from local, state and federal government as well as community-based organizations, non-profit organizations and private entities.
  • Identifying and collecting resource information and best practices related to but not limited to hospitals, health centers, home care agencies, emergency medical service providers, long-term care facilities, companies that handle hazardous materials, and local, state, and federal agencies that govern public health and medical services.
  • Writing and updating assigned elements of citywide emergency plans for meeting essential healthcare and emergency medical services needs during the preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation phases of emergency management.
  • Provide support and coordination for the Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the SARA Title II reporting program.
  • Writing, maintaining, and updating a complement of documents including, but not limited to project memorandums, citywide emergency plans, and incident action plans.
  • Facilitating communication and coordination between agencies involved in emergency response under the direction of designated OEM response team leaders.
  • Successful completion of required courses to gain working knowledge of a variety of healthcare, public health, environmental safety, hazardous material issues and emergency medical services issues, and other fundamentals of the practice of emergency management.
  • Conducting special projects.
  • Performing other work as required.

For more information on this position, including qualifications and benefits, visit the city’s SmartRecruiter website. 

 

Regional Integration Center Group Leader

Job Description

OEM is seeking a Regional Integration Center (RIC) Group Leader to ensure the City of Philadelphia and regional partners maintain a high state of operational readiness through coordination, communication, and vigilance. Candidates for this position should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, professional public safety environment, and exhibit leadership skills and a willingness to serve the public in the sixth-largest city in the nation. The successful candidate for this position will assist with the development, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of a program to support the preparedness for, response to, and recovery from emergency incidents in Philadelphia. The Group Leader will provide general direction and leadership to Coordinators and provide specific subject matter guidance to staff on the following subjects: training and exercising, administrative matters to include scheduling and technology systems in use.

To provide comprehensive, around-the-clock, emergency management services, the candidate will work with many different entities from governmental and non-governmental organizations. The lines of effort will focus on four main areas:

  1. Providing 24/7 watch-command services, particularly in: Situational Assessment, Operational Communications, and Public Information and Warning core capabilities
  2. Providing guidance and leadership to RIC Coordinators on behalf of the RIC Program Manager and OEM Management
  3. Ensuring consistent functionality from an organizational and technological perspective
  4. Maintain a supervisory focus in one or more of the following areas: training and quality control, procedure writing and implementation, technology systems, project development and management, or schedule management

To ensure the overall readiness of the City and OEM, the Regional Integration Center Group Leader will be required to work during non-business hours on a rotating schedule.  Successful candidates must be City residents within six months of hire. OEM staff are essential personnel, periodically working during non-scheduled hours for extended periods of time, as needed in a field environment, and during activations of Philadelphia’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the Regional Integration Center Program Manager, the RIC Group Leader is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

Group Leader Specific Functions

  • Manage training and development plans within the Regional Integration Center and provide solutions for training gaps.
  • Address needs and expectations of daily operations in the RIC.
  • Maintain standards of RIC work products through quality control checks and follow up as needed.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain procedures.
  • Provide technical support to all RIC Coordinators for all systems.
  • Maintain scheduling activities.
  • Provide support to RIC special projects.
  • Provide oversight during the absence of the RIC Program Manager.
  • Serve on-call for planned and unplanned RIC schedule vacancies.

Regional Integration Center Functions

  • Track system maintenance in the RIC including various technological and software systems.
  • Collect, assemble, and disseminate information on operations which require substantial material and personnel support.
  • Confirm the scope and nature of incidents and analyze information from multiple sources.
  • Serve as the primary interface and point of contact for Emergency Management personnel to provide critical information and support during the monitoring, response, and recovery phases of the emergency response cycle.
  • Ensure that information about multi-agency responses or incidents is properly communicated and personnel are alerted in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that department personnel are informed of any critical situational updates during response efforts.
  • Provide support to communication and coordination efforts in the field at large events or incidents.
  • Produce deliverables to be used by response staff including but not limited to mapping products, situation reports, images, informational packages, response reports, liaison updates, and after-action reports.
  • Manage and analyze data related to citywide response efforts.
  • Maintain communication equipment to make sure it is in a constant state of readiness and perform regular operational tests.
  • Perform shift work 24/7 and on weekends and holidays, working up to 12hr shifts, and 37.5hrs per week.
  • Perform other work and projects as required and directed by office leadership.

For more information on this position, including qualifications and benefits, visit the city’s SmartRecruiter website. 

 

 

 


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