Share this Job

Preparedness Planning Specialist - COVID-19 - HEALTH

Date: Sep 20, 2022

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 (May work some evenings and weekends)  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The Preparedness Planning Specialist is a temporary position in the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) in support of COVID-19 response and preparedness for future public health emergencies. The Preparedness Planning Specialist performs Documentation Unit and Situation Unit duties and assists with other duties in the Planning Section of the SCHD’s COVID-19 response structure. The Specialist ensures documentation of the COVID-19 response through staff training and organization of documents produced during the response. The Specialist documents staff work hours, produces an Incident Action Plan for each operational period, produces a daily situation report, and assists with planning for future emergencies, including vaccine administration. Completes assignments to ensure compliance with grant requirements.


Perform Documentation Unit and Situation Unit duties for the SCHD COVID-19 Response Incident Command System

  • Ensure timely completion of incident-specific forms by staff and response section
  • Train staff on how to complete appropriate forms
  • Document staff hours worked
  • Organize and maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date documents related to the response,
  • including deliverables created
  • Document timeline of response events
  • Prepare daily situation report


Compile, reproduce, and distribute response Incident Action Plan (IAP)

  • Work with incident leaders to ensure IAP forms are accurate and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure IAP documents written by others are completed on time
  • Facilitate the creation of incident objectives
  • Maintain list of incident personnel and their positions and create IAP documents related to staffing
  • Create IAP organization chart for each operational period
  • Distribute IAP to Health staff and county leaders


Assist with planning and operations for future and current public health emergencies in Sedgwick County, including vaccine administration

  • Assist with meeting coordination and preparation of meeting minutes, as needed
  • Research other jurisdictions and national guidance on public health vaccine planning
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of plans and procedures
  • Assist with vaccine planning
  • Drive to health department locations to help with planning efforts and operations


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. One year of experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. One year of work experience in responsible secretarial work or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in business, public safety or health-related field. One year experience with data management, databases, and/or data analysis. One year work experience in public health. One year of project management experience. One year of work experience in a Planning Section within an incident response. One year of responsible secretarial experience. One or more Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Emergency Management, FEMA, Project Manager, Government, Technology