Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Communications Coordinator

Location: Health Department
Posted: 06/29/2022

Current Classification:

Pay Grade:  15

Wage: Pay Range $24.13 – $29.86  

Title:   Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Communications Coordinator 


Non Exempt full time 1.0 FTE –grant funded position


I.              ASSIGNED DUTIES & TASKS:


Position overview:

This position functions as the lead for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Communications for the Health Department.  The PHEP and Communication coordinator will be able to perform a variety of professional and administrative duties within the Health Department to promote community health and emergency preparedness.  The PHEP position includes public health emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery actives.  This includes planning, training, and reducing the community’s public health risks.  This position will assist Health Department staff with activities including support with social media accounts (Health Department webpage, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok), assist with press releases, as well as community outreach, planning activities and working with the public. 


All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated. Duties of the position are not all inclusive and subject to change.




  1. A.   Communication Coordination:


  • Support and maintain social media accounts and the Health Department webpage;
  • Create graphic materials and posters;
  • Organize and communicate relevant information and data in a variety of technical and creative formats;
  • Create written and visual content that can be utilized across multiple platforms and for diverse audiences; and
  • Maintain and manage the Health Department’s email lists of government and community partners.





  1. B.    Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP):


  • Work with Health Department staff and Park County Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) to maintain and update the Health Department’s current PHEP plan in accordance with State and Federal requirements;
  • Ensure PHEP grant deliverables and quarterly reports are completed;
  • Work in conjunction with DES on county wide protocols and assist in facilitating table-top or mock emergency preparedness exercises;
  • May act as the Health Department’s emergency response representative and incident management during a public health emergency; and
  • Complete required FEMA training (listed under certification section)
  • Act as backup for Park County Emergency Management Manager.


  1. C.   CONNECT Referral Coordinator:
  • Ensure Connect grant deliverables and quarterly reports are completed;
  • Engage in outreach and build relationships with providers who are interested in becoming CONNECT program users;
  • Onboard new CONNECT program users; and
  • Promote and market the CONNECT program.



A.    Knowledge:


·         Position requires the ability to work within a variety of social media platforms and                                                                                   graphic design programs;

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills;

·         Ability to use spreadsheets for data collection, organization, and analysis;

·         Familiarity with public health concepts and foundational frameworks;

·         Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate information from variety of sources on various public health related topics;

·         Ability to identify problems, and utilize evidence-based practices to develop and implement solutions;

·         Demonstrate ability to protect confidential information, including confidential health care information;

·         Ability to interact effectively with people of all social, cultural, and educational backgrounds;



B.    Skills:


·         This position requires excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills so that trust can be built and maintained with the public and contacts;

·         Understanding of when to refer individuals or situations to supervisory resources;

·         Work in conjunction with other emergency personnel on countywide emergency.  

·         Ability to interact with the public calmly and effectively;

·         Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills; and

·         Ability to work with a high level of detail in a fast paced environment.


C.   Education and Experience:

Degree (minimum Associates) in Public Health, or degree in other related field.  Experience working in the public health, emergency preparedness or public relations fields with 1-5 years is preferred. Experience working with the general public and people of varying backgrounds is needed.


D.   Certification, Licenses, etc.:

FEMA IS-700, ICS-100 online courses within 6 months of employment and ICS-100, ICS-300 courses within one year of employment as mandated by the state.

Valid Driver’s license. 

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