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Disaster Preparedness Planner

Location: US, Portland, Oregon
Company: CareOregon

Job summary

The Disaster Preparedness Planner is responsible for the ongoing review and administration of an effective and efficient disaster preparedness and business continuity program. This position recruits and trains the incident management team, maintains emergency response and business continuity systems, and develops and recommends policies, procedures, and strategies to mitigate the impacts of potential business disruption. The role may focus responsibility on a particular department or program (e.g., Non-Emergency Medical Transportation) and provides backup for others.

Essential responsibilities
  • Lead the execution of business impact analysis and risk assessments; analyze and interpret results to inform planning, mitigation, and response strategies.
  • Engage with departments, teams, subcontractors, brokerage partners, and other stakeholders as needed to develop and maintain department or program specific emergency, disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • Collaborate with subcontractors to implement plans and make recommendations for subcontractor procedures and mitigation strategies.
  • Implement and administer systems for maintenance of CareOregon’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, department specific plans, and hazard specific annexes.
  • Develop hazard specific plans which align with FEMA guidance for Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Maintain and test CareOregon’s emergency alert and notification system; recommend and implement strategies for increased adoption.
  • Create and disseminate communications to internal and external stakeholders regarding active disasters and other emergency situations.
  • Develop and conduct new hire preparedness orientation and/or similar trainings for partner organizations.
  • Establish and maintain a training program for CareOregon Incident Management Team, staff, and/or partners.
  • Prepare reports outlining status of plan completion and corrective actions. 
  • Hold a leadership position within the Incident Management Team.
  • Keep abreast of technical developments regulations that affect preparedness considerations for operations. Incorporate new information into existing operations, where applicable.
  • Gain awareness of the core functionality of other departments and programs; provide effective backup coverage for counterparts.

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