District of Columbia looks to hire new advisor for Department of Health

The District of Columbia Department of Health is looking for a public health advisor to work in the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration, according to a job posting on its website.


The role will be full-time and take part in overseeing the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the department's programs.


The advisor will develop, supervise, monitor and catalog all emergency response plans related to Emergency Support Function 8: Public Health and Medical Services. They will advise leadership of the scope of each agency's role and represent the department during planning sessions, special events and emergency response operations.


The role requires comprehensive coordination and expertise regarding a variety of agencies, organizations and state and local public entities associated with public health within the District of Columbia and National Capitol Region.


The person hired will work with sensitive information and will require Secret Level Clearance. They will operate as an emergency liaison officer to the D.C. Homeland Security Emergency Management Administration, the United State Department of Health and Human Services and possibly other federal agencies.


Qualified applicants will have at least one year of experience and demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities related to the work. A master's degree is preferred