This position is located in the Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (OPDAS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS/HHS). ASPR is comprised of four components: the Immediate Office (IO); the Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (OPDAS); and the Office of Incident Command and Control (ICC).Learn more about this agency
The scope of ASPR responsibility includes preparing for disasters (Hospital Preparedness Program, Medical Response Corps, Regional Operations), responding to disaster (NDMS, Regional Operations) and recovering from disasters (Recovery). The position also involves working with the HHS OpDivs and StaffDivs, federal, state, tribal, local, private industry and territorial partners.
This position serves as Director of Emergency Management and Medical Operations. Provides strategic and expert advice to PDAS on operational readiness, recovery, and response activities to ensure efficient and effective coordination of Departmental efforts to prepare for and respond to and recovery from public health and medical emergencies.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Directs and coordinates activities to identify and assess complex public health and medical emergencies that may affect the nation's health. The incumbent plans and develops ASPR resource requirements and guidelines for response to public health and medical emergencies.
Supports the strategic direction and coordination of primary and secondary ASPR activities to categorize and appraise complex public health and medical emergencies related to public health and national security.
Provides authoritative advice and consultation to the PDASPR to ensure efficient and effective coordination of Departmental efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health and medical emergencies and acts of terrorism which may affect the civilian population. The incumbent works closely with the PDASPR on special short-and long-term projects to plan and develop strategies promoting effective and efficient preparedness, response, and recovery activities within the Department.
Initiates and leads discussions, tactical planning sessions, and/or review committees comprised of stakeholders from other HHS OPDIVs/STAFFDIVs to develop policies and procedures for emergency medical service response activities that can be implemented nationwide.
Provides authoritative advice and consultation to the PDASPR on the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents. NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents in coordination with the NRF which provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.
Provides executive leadership and direction for the ASPR's preparedness, planning, response, and recovery coordination capability through the three EMMO divisions: Readiness, Field Operations and Response and Recovery.
Serves as a key point of contact to support coordination with the DHS/FEMA to ensure ASPR preparedness and response activities are integrated with other Federal agencies.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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