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Emergency Medical Task Force 7 Coordinator

Location:

  • Serving the entire EMTF-7 Region to include: TSA L, M, N, O
  • Office Location: Travis County (Austin)
  • Day, evening and overnight travel required. Includes travel within EMTF-7 Region to TSA L, M, N, and O and other areas as appropriate.


Summary of Position:

  • The EMTF Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of the regional Emergency Medical Task Force projects. 
  • The Coordinator will liaison with stakeholders and the State Coordinating Office to support program implementation, executing MOAs, ordering and stocking of equipment and coordination of exercises and training. 
  • The EMTF Coordinator serves as the primary contract for city and/or county Offices of Emergency Management, local EMS and First Responder Agencies, Hospitals, partner agencies, Councils of Government and DSHS Regional staff to provide guidance during planning, coordination, implementation and response.
  • The EMTF Coordinator is part of a larger statewide initiative, and as such is expected to work with other EMTF regions and the Statewide Coordinating Office to ensure participation in consensus discussions and policy development pertaining to the program. 
  • Therefore, this position includes travel to statewide coordinator meetings, travel to meet with partner agencies for discussions regarding MOAs, project implementation and training.


Organizational Relationships:

  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • This is a non-supervisory position.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operational, planning, logistics and fiscal objectives of the program. Contributes to the overall success of the program, and actively participates in strategic planning at the state level, bringing final consensus documents back to the region for comment. Represents the overall objectives and vision of the region and its partners during the statewide planning sessions.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all information requests from regional partners, state agencies and EMTF regions regarding EMTF-7 initiatives.
  • Works with Emergency Preparedness staff, local partners and participating/host agencies to execute MOAs between the Lead EMTF-7 RAC and the individual agencies for personnel, equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for obtaining proper signatures, updating/revising agreements, overseeing progress and maintaining original documents for all participating agencies.
  • Maintains policy and procedure document, as well as Standard Operating Guideline documents for all elements of the Emergency Medical Task Force. These documents should be compliant with statewide initiatives and guidance developed during statewide EMTF meetings and conferences.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for EMTF program for supply equipment ordering and accountability, to include durable, expendable and fixed assets.
  • Develop educational opportunities and training for personnel assigned to the Emergency Medical Task Force from partner/host agencies.
  • Plans, coordinates and participates in drills and exercises, to include conduct of the event and after action reports and documentation.
  • Maintains direct communication and status reports with the Executive Director regarding activities within emergency planning programs.
  • Adheres to all CATRAC policies and procedures as written.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.


Experience and Training:

  • Experience working with emergency planning or first responder preparedness. 
  • Must have good computer skills. 
  • Experience with contracts and grants management. 
  • Ability to interpret and communicate to others relevant state and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines; must demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, health care officials, policy and advisory committees of the regional council and the general public.
  • Bachelor's degree in planning, social science or a related field with experience in emergency planning; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of position.
  • At least five years of experience in clinical or administrative leadership position
  • Preferred Certification as an EMT-Paramedic, Licensed Paramedic or Registered Nurse
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