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POSITION: Region 7 Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

DEPT / OFFICE: Webster County Public Health Dept.

DATE AVAILABLE: Would like filled by July 1, 2017

STATUS: Full Time


STARTING WAGE: $20-30/hr, negotiable based on experience and approval by Region 7 

TYPICAL HOURS / SCHEDULE: 40 hrs per week, M-F, 8am-4:30pm, some evenings may be required


The Region 7 (Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Sac and Webster) Emergency Preparedness Coordinator will plan, organize and coordinate activities for the Region 7 Emergency Preparedness Coalition's response to all health related emergencies through Region 7. These activities include education, communication and collaborative efforts to prepare for an all hazard response to emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and other medical and public health threats.

The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is responsible for developing, updating and exercising a comprehensive emergency plan for Region 7 on public health and hospital emergencies.
The EP Coordinator will assure that Region 7 Emergency Preparedness Coalition members and area health care providers are appropriately trained and knowledgeable about biological and chemical agents and/or other infectious diseases resulting in public health emergencies. The EP Coordinator will work with community partners to ensure rapid and effective public health and medical response to such events.

Serves as the fiscal representative of Region 7 Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is the point of contact within the health department during regional emergencies.

Must effectively coordinate the public health emergency plan and the medical emergency plan to coordinate responses with hospitals, public health, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies.

Travel is expected. Preference given to applicants living within the 7 county area. Physical office located at Webster County Public Health, 723 1st Ave. S., Fort Dodge, IA.

High school diploma or GED required. A 2 or 4 year degree in the biological sciences, public health administration, epidemiology, nursing or related field is preferred, but not required. Previous experience in related fields such as nursing, emergency management, public health, hospital preparedness, environmental health and safety, infectious disease or health education is preferred. Experience or knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) is helpful. 

See full description of job duties and benefits, and APPLY ONLINE at under the Human Resources tab.

Apply online at under the Human Resources tab.

For assistance, visit:

Webster County Human Resources
703 Central Ave. (3rd Floor, Courthouse), Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Email:  Fax: 515-573-1149 Phone: 515-573-1148

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