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Friday, January 25, 2019

Job Opportunity: DC Dept of Health. Senior Deputy Director. Washington, D.C.

Senior Deputy Director
Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration (HEPRA)
District Of Columbia Government
DC Health, 899 N. Capitol Street NE

We invite qualified applicants to visit the DC Human Resources Careers site to complete an application.

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General Job Information

Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country.  With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 of thriving city indicators where you can live, work and play.  Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department.  The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation.  Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity. 

This position is located in the District of Columbia’s DC Health, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration.  The Senior Deputy Director directs activities of the DC Health relating to protecting the District population from acts of bio-terrorism and other public emergencies through effective planning and timely operational response.  The Senior Deputy Director for HEPRA oversees DC Health’s efforts to prepare for and protect against, respond to, and recover from all acts of bio-terrorism and other public health emergencies, including but not limited to; Prevention/Deterrence/Protection, Emergency Assessment/Diagnosis, Emergency Management Response, Incident/Hazard Mitigation, Public Protection, Investigations, Recovery and Remediation.

The incumbent serves as the Senior Deputy Director develops strategies, plans, operating procedures, regulations, or policy that govern or guide DC Health activities related to public emergency preparedness operations.  The incumbent also works with the DC Emergency Management Agency in providing standards, guidance and criteria for the development of reliable emergency warning systems for the dissemination of information and warnings to the citizens of the District and the appropriate government agencies.  The incumbent also works with the Homeland Security Advisor in providing standards, guidance and criteria for the development of reliable emergency warning systems for the dissemination of information and warnings to the citizens of the District and the appropriate government agencies.
The incumbent also directs assessment, planning, policy development and provision, either directly or through encouragement, regulation or contractual agreement of programs to improve and protect the emergency preparedness of the District residents.  The incumbent provides policy leadership and program direction, and effectively collaborates with all other DC Health administrations and office.  The incumbent also participates in the development of the Agency’s budget submission as related to programmatic areas within HEPRA and ensures that areas of responsibility operate within the established budget.  The incumbent advises the Director and the Chief Operating Officer on relevant budget, policy, program and procedural issues.  The incumbent facilitates the strategic planning process for DC Health public health comprehensive emergency preparedness.  The incumbent also establishes timelines and benchmarks for progress.  The incumbent identifies the strategy and planning of associated organizations that could assist DC Health with the templates for improving capability for the District and the region.  

Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions. The specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (15) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Strongly Preferred - Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience.  Relevant experience preferred is defined as employment in senior level Public Sector Emergency Preparedness.

The work is generally performed in an office setting, meeting and conference rooms Emergency operations may require the incumbent to work under austere conditions and/or outdoor environments for extended periods of time.

Tour of Duty:  Monday – Friday – 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. This position may also require working on weekends and nights as needed.
Promotion Potential:  None
Duration of Appointment:  MSS At-Will
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MSS-301-16
This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation: Security Sensitive under the guidelines of the DC Personnel Manual. Incumbents of this position are subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations, and are subject to the following checks and test: 
       (a) Criminal background check;
(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);
(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);
(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

Essential Designation
This position has been designated as Essential.
Employees occupying positions designated as Essential are required to:
·        Report to work, and/or remain at work, in order to carry out responsibilities outlined in the “Critical Operations Essential and Emergency Designations” section shown above.
·        Remain at their duty station, or alternate work location (approved by their supervisor) when a situation or condition arises and results in the declaration or announcement of an early dismissal for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
·        Reports to their duty station on time and as required when a situation or condition occurs which results in a declared emergency resulting in a late arrival or unexpected closing of District government offices for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
·        Carry or wear their official District government ID card during the period of the declared emergency, if not teleworking. 

This Requisition is open for 30 days.  Application screening dates are as follows:
January 26, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 16, 2019

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