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PLANNING DIR STATE , Health

$ 26.80-$ 39.85 hourly, $ 55,958-$ 83,207 annually

Date Posted:   01/17/2014
Closing Date:   01/27/2014
Working Title:   Business Continuity Coord
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   OEP
Location:   Freeman Building, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000592
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
 
Job Description:   This position will be located in the Office of Emergency Preparedness in the Education, Exercises, and Planning Unit.

The business continuity coordinator is responsible for developing an integrated plan to assure the continuity of statewide public health and healthcare services by:

Coordinating the design, development, maintenance, and exercising of plans and procedures to ensure the department can respond to a wide-variety of incidents or events that threaten to interrupt its priority public health, healthcare and other services.

Providing technical assistance and/or training for local and tribal public health agencies and regional health coalitions on business continuity planning.

Working with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) partners, stakeholders and vendors to develop and coordinate plans, provide expertise, and evaluate strategies regarding business continuity.

Working to coordinate continuity of business plans with other state executive branch agencies and serving as the MDH Business Continuity Representative for the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan developed by Minnesota Homeland Security Emergency Management.

Assisting in the research of disaster recovery vendor contracts and assist with the preparation and monitoring of disaster recovery vendor plans and contracts.

Assisting with the design, development, maintenance, and exercising of all-hazards plans and procedures to ensure the department can respond to a variety of incidents or events that threaten the public's health and fulfill assigned roles in the department's incident management system during it response to a variety of incidents or events that threaten the public's health or interrupt priority services.

Advising management on labor contracts, memorandums of understanding or strike contingency plan provisions that may be necessary to effectively implement the employer's emergency and continuity planning activities.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree and three years of advanced professional experience in the planning, implementation and administration in the area of public health programs or related field (e.g., emergency management, business continuity, public safety, military operations, strategic planning).

Principles and practices of research and analysis techniques sufficient to formulate study design and methodology and coordinate and direct work of consultants and interdisciplinary task forces.

Experience overseeing and directing complex, statewide new program development, implementation and evaluation.

Knowledge of planning principles, methods and techniques and ability to apply laws, rules and regulations sufficient to develop or assist in the development of statewide plans.

Knowledge of federal and state laws, functions, policies and procedures as they relate to public health programs and ability to serve as technical expert before departmental policy committees, other public forums and national conferences.

Considerable knowledge of and experience in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, program evaluation and coalition building.

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and planning documents.

Ability to identify and evaluate information/data and develop policy and program management recommendations and to conceptualize alternative solutions to complex issues and convey them to diverse audiences.

Ability to write, edit and organize material from diverse sources to prepare comprehensive plans and communicate oral and written presentations for use within and outside the department.

Ability to develop techniques and procedures for accomplishing goals and objectives to design work plans for major studies and to direct their implementation.

Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams.

Ability to apply critical analysis, problem-solving, priority-setting, conflict management, group facilitation and negotiation skills, and knowledge of public health to promote the state/local partnership and enhance local public health agency management and practice.
Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time.
Preferred Qualifications:   Experience as a business continuity/continuity of operations planner.

FEMA Level 1 Professional Continuity Practioner certification.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract (OR PLAN) provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans ? Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and open competitive (for all qualified job seekers) simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Planning Director State-Health position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000592) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000592) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/ or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Deb Radi, 651-201-5709/deb.radi@state.mn.us.