Date:Aug 10, 2017

Location:TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 17601

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPERATIONS & MGMT CONSULTANT MGR - SES - 64060649

Position Number: 64060649

Salary: $43,507.36 - $55,000

Posting Closing Date: 08/27/2017

Description of Position:


This position’s primary responsibility is to ensure that an appropriate number of responders are prepared to serve in core State ESF-8 occupations and teams, are trained, and have the necessary resources to meet potential State ESF-8 missions.

This position supports the Section Administrator and serves as a lead for Responder Management. The position is responsible for designing and monitoring the implementation of the program deliverables, activities and activity budgets. This position is responsible for the development, updating and implementation of the Responder Management Program tactical plans and trains ESF 8 personnel on the plans.

Works as the Responder Management Program Manager, assisting the section administrator in establishing strategic priorities for the Responder Management program. This includes developing, maintaining and enhancing the state’s capability to deliver quality medical surge care to survivors and responders through the management and deployment of teams comprising the State Medical Response System (SMRS). The SMRS is comprised of any resources activated by the state to support health care system surge missions, or any other medical missions, requested to support operations in an overwhelmed Florida county or counties.

Supervises the Responder Management team in accordance with state and departmental policies and procedures. Manages personnel assigned to the program to ensure that personnel complete assigned tasks by planned deliverable due dates. Responsible for all supervisory duties including, but not limited to, hiring and selection, developing performance plans, conducting performance appraisals, planning and directing work, approving leave and taking disciplinary action as appropriate.

Oversees the activities associated with maintaining readiness of deployable resources including processing of necessary paperwork and support of the Department’s Alerting and Notification System for tracking responders.

Leads and manages projects, activities and activity budgets for the Responder Management program.

Oversees the staff member responsible for the Department’s Responder Safety and Health Program (RSHP). This position will ensure that the appropriate RSHP and Disaster Behavioral Health plans are in place to ensure that responders are provided with the necessary training, equipment, and other pre-deployment health related activities reduce their health and safety risk during a deployment.

Represents the Section, Bureau or Department, as requested, at local, state and national meetings, workshops or conferences where attendance is essential to meeting Responder Management program objectives. This includes developing and delivering presentations and sharing information in accordance with established development, approval and evaluation guidelines and appropriate for the audience and learning objectives. This responsibility includes prior approval of all presentation materials and submission of a trip report upon return.

Convenes and facilitates team meetings and workgroups necessary to implement Responder Management Program Deliverables.

Completes required trainings and those defined in employee Individual Development Plan as well as participates in training, drills and exercises to maintain preparedness for assigned ESF8 response role.

Serves in an ESF8/DOH activation role as a member of the State ESF8 Incident Management Team during public health and medical incidents, events or activations. This includes working shift assignments in an assigned ESF 8 response role capacity as noted in the State ESF 8 Incident Staffing Plan during ESF 8 activations.

Performs special assignments as directed by the Section Administrator or Bureau Chief.

Minimum Qualifications, KSAs, and/or other Specific Information:

Demonstrated experience managing programs or projects through a continuous quality improvement and strategic planning process.

Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and developing or implementing program plans.

Demonstrated experience working and collaborating with other agencies and external program partners

Demonstrated experience leading or facilitating teams or work groups.

Demonstrated experience in program analysis and report development for monitoring projects and identifying quality improvement initiatives.

Experience managing and directing projects and project budgets.

Strong computer and database skills including all Microsoft Office programs.

Experience in developing and providing training and technical assistance

  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of program planning.

  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.

  • Knowledge of problem-solving techniques.

  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze data.

  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to supervise people.

  • Ability to prioritize workload.

  • Ability to develop various reports.

  • Ability to manage program activities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct program activities.

Special Notes or additional information (not required, but may be preferred):

Experience or training and education working in disaster response and demonstrated understanding of Incident Command System preferred.

Experience managing and directing programs and program budgets preferred.

Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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