New job Emergency Management Program Specialist-DHW in Idaho

Emergency Management Program Specialist-DHW
Emergency Management Program Specialist-DHW

Emergency Management Program Specialist-DHW

Company : State of Idaho
Salary : $24.92 - $29.00 an hour
Location : Idaho

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***Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position will be open until filled.

Do you like a small town atmosphere and enjoy the outdoors and mountain scenery? Then State Hospital North (SHN) in Orofino may have a position as a Program Specialist Emergency Management available for you! SHN is a modern 55-bed adult psychiatric hospital located in the beautiful mountains of North Central Idaho. You will enjoy working with our friendly, dedicated and professional staff who provide psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho's adult citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses.

This position is responsible for ensuring all Emergency policies and procedures are up to date, maintaining a list of current inventories of hazardous materials and waste that are used, stored or generated and compliance with laws and regulations. This position will conduct/attend Environment of Care meetings monthly and report any Significant events, fire safety management problems, deficiencies and failures. This position will develop spreadsheets to identify inspection, testing, service or repair activities and the associated frequency of Hospital Utility Systems.

We offer incredible benefits to eligible employees, including: excellent low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation (ability to accrue 3 weeks/year to start) and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; 11 paid holidays a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.

Additionally, applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.

Example of Duties

  • Work closely with other departments to address hospital needs
  • Review Hospital Continuity of Operation (COOP) plan to determine whether changes /improvements need to be made
  • Analyze current, proposed, amended and new laws, regulations, and licensing standards as such relate to emergency, and environment of care to assess the hospital's programs and policies
  • Oversee the Hospital As-Built plans and provide as necessary
  • Review and maintenance of the Hospital Emergency Operations Plan, Water Management Plan and Hospital Medical Equipment Plan
  • Develops spreadsheets to identify inspection/testing/service or repair activities, and the associated frequency of hospital utility systems
  • Maintain code compliance in all safety aspects for SHN
  • Research International Building Code & National Building Codes for compliance in all areas of the Hospital to include but not limited to backup generator, safety drills, emergency egress, evacuation routes, fire alarm operation ligature resistant hardware and infection control
  • Prepare documentation for presentation to management teams and staff
  • Assist other maintenance staff with daily tasks when needed

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Experience developing, recommending, and evaluating operating procedures and recommending changes.
  • Experience developing technical written materials such as policies, technical manuals or rules/regulations.
  • Experience providing technical program assistance to staff.

Supplemental Information


Below are additional qualifications. They are not required, however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score. Please answer each item below with enough detail to determine you meet each requirement to receive extra credit.

  • Experience developing and updating emergency management plans.
    Gained by one year of work experience where developing and updating emergency management plans was required as part of your regular duties.
  • Current certification as an applicable trades inspector, a Building Inspector or a Plans Examiner, AND at least one year of experience performing building and structural inspections and/or building plan examinations to determine compliance with current building codes, and experience operating a personal computer to generate written reports.
  • Experience interpreting and applying NFPA codes, or state codes and laws. Gained by one year of work experience where I was required to apply NFPA codes and or state codes and laws.
  • Ability to type 40 net wpm or more and experience using Microsoft products using programs such as Word, Outlook, or Excel to create spreadsheets, create policy documents, and set up schedules and proficiency in researching information online to complete work.
  • Experience in being a chairman of a committee and conducting meetings, or conducting in person training. Gained by one year of work experience where this was a requirement.


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