More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
Internal Number: DOH6922
The Operational Readiness Supervisor (EMPS 4) oversees a team of emergency management professionals that perform all planning, training, exercise, and healthcare preparedness functions within the division. This EMPS 4 position provides expert level coordination of emergency management programs, projects, and services that include statewide management and coordination with multiple organizations such as state agencies, counties, cities, tribal governments, and conglomerates of non-profits.
As the Operational Readiness Supervisor (EMPS 4) you will coordinate work activities and processes with a variety of partners and customers, both within the Agency and as part of the response community. Your advocacy for and representation of the workgroup and programs and services provided by DOH will contribute to the success of the mission, vision and goals of the Office and Agency.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) cooperative agreements and associated funding as well as agency strategy will guide the work.
This EMPS 4 position will fill an Incident Management Team (IMT) role that will be critical during a public health or medical emergency response.
The mission of Department of Health (DOH) is to protect and improve the health of people in WA. The Executive Office of Resiliency and Health Security (ORHS) ensures the agency and its local health, tribal, and medical partners are better prepared to respond to and recover from public health emergencies, major disasters, and terrorist activities that affect the health of the people of Washington State.
The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to at the Tumwater duty station for work activities 2 days monthly.
About the Department of Health The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. Learn more about the DOH Transformational Plan.
Our Values Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.
The Washington State Department of Health acknowledges that our locations statewide are on the homelands of Native people, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, within the boundaries of Washington State, there are 36 tribes, 29 of which are federally recognized, that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represent multiple tribes or bands. We express our most profound respect for and gratitude toward these original and current caretakers of the region. As a public health agency, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in public health programs and policies. We pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.
Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We also offer:
Ahealthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
Growth and development opportunities.
A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.
Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated in the Puget Sound area between Seattle and Portland. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance, and Mount Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.
Tumwater is located in Thurston County, Washington, homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those recognized today as the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, and the Nisqually and Squaxin Indian Tribes. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water, and to their ancestors.
Develop, propose, and ensure implementation of program policies and procedures consistent with national and state guidelines and policies. Oversee and assure the accuracy of work carried out by staff to support these efforts.
Work with ORHS Administrative Services fiscal staff to assist with accurate reporting of financial information related to the budget to federal, state, and other funders or partners.
Analyze and review legislation, rules, and policies as they apply to planning, training and exercise work and procedures.
Provide Office and project management oversight for the team; develop and maintain effective partnerships to support the goals of the team.
Provide expert level coordination for the operational readiness section.
Supervise staff who plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control one or more emergency management projects and programs or who deliver emergency management related services.
Collaborate with and provide technical assistance and work products to other agencies, other states and Federal partners.
What we're looking for Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate demonstrates resilience to model outward behaviors including seeing people like ourselves whose goals, objectives, needs, and challenges matter.
Required Qualifications Option 1: Four (4) years of demonstrated experience in public health, emergency management, human-centered design, organizational development, adult education, and training, planning or closely allied field and two years of demonstrated experience in leading teams or projects.
Options 2: Bachelor’s degree in public health, public or business administration, emergency management, human-centered design, organizational development, adult training and education or allied field, and two (2) years of demonstrated experience in leading teams or projects.
Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand. Coaching and Mentoring: The ability to actively partner with others to provide them with information, techniques, instruction, feedback, and encouragement to maximize their success. Interpersonal Influence: The ability to influence others within the organization to be excited, enthused, and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies