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PHEP Planning Assistant

Date: Nov 5, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $17.82 per hour 

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday 


This grant-funded position performs duties and assignments related to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant program which helps local health departments build and strengthen response to public health threats, such as infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters. The PHEP Planning Assistant performs a variety of administrative staff assignments related to disease monitoring and emergency preparedness, including supply ordering, inventory control, and maintenance of the emergency notification system. The PHEP Planning Assistant manages the web-based school illness surveillance system and the staff preparedness database; performs disease investigations; participates in disease monitoring projects and in the development, revision and testing of emergency and disaster response plans. Completes assignments to assure compliance with grant requirements.


Conduct disease investigations and manage school illness reporting system.

  • Perform timely investigations of hepatitis C reports.
  • Accurately record documentation of disease investigation work.
  • Accurately and thoroughly complete notifiable disease investigations.
  • Maintain school illness reporting system, produce reports, and correspond and visit with school nurses.


Support the public health preparedness program through inventory coordination and completion of required documentation and communications.

  • Perform technology checks on laptops.
  • Perform technology checks on radios.
  • Perform inventory entry and facilitate check-out and check-in of equipment.
  • Complete inventory audits.
  • Maintain GETS card system.
  • Update Public Health Emergency Contact List.
  • Conduct emergency notification system tests.
  • Purchase items according to Sedgwick County policy.


Provide support to strengthen preparedness and response to public health emergencies.

  • Build partnerships with internal and external partners.
  • Ensure documentation of staff emergency preparedness trainings and manage staff preparedness database.
  • Serve as Health Department Respiratory Protection Plan Assistant. Coordinate medical questionnaire collection and perform mask fit testing and education. Assist with program evaluation and annual review.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Public Health, or a related field. Three years of experience in progressively responsible and varied office work in a public or private organization including experience in management, budgeting, procurement, inventory or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public Administration, Business, or a related field with coursework in emergency preparedness. One year experience with inventory management systems. One year experience with data management and/or data analysis. One year work experience in public health. One or more Incident Command System course completion certificates (IS – 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800).


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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