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    Summary

    Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    This position provides overall direction and leadership for the service unit  Emergency Preparedness (EP) operation as they relate to the Shiprock Service Unit community disaster response and daily operations.  The position reports to the Quality Assessment Officer.

    The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS.  APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develops, implements, monitors, manages and evaluates Shiprock Service Unit (SRSU) emergency management policy, plans and procedures, and activities to comply with Federal preparedness and Homeland Security Presidential Directives.
    • Manages, prioritizes, and provides deliverables for applicable grants; develops goals, objectives, policies and procedures by administering and monitoring grant budgets.
    • Participates in strategic planning.
    • Write policies and procedures for the hospital and clinics. 
    • Prepares and submits reports utilizing an automated computerized information system.
    • Participates in Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS) physical security activity with information technology security, facility security, and personnel functions.
    • Participates in NAIHS emergency management functions involving training and exercises, development of inter operable communication capabilities including satellite technology and continued internet availability.
    • Serves as Emergency Preparedness (EP) field liaison for training participation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Mexico or Arizona Department of Health Services.
      Serves as a liaison to the local community and tribal programs in Indian Health Service emergency management processes and materials.
    • Serves as a liaison on emergency preparedness/homeland security issues; develops and maintains working relations with private, tribal, military, county, local, state, and federal officials in order to keep up to date on current issues facing the emergency community; represents the service unit on various external task forces and committees; participates in the development of service unit emergency management plans.
    • Coordinates emergency management training activities. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Moderate travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482795600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.