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  • AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
  • Full Time
  • Institute

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. is seeking to hire a highly-motivated and experienced Exercise and Training Coordinator in Augusta, ME.  This full-time, salaried, position will work on our contract for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

 The position requires a strong organizer/trainer with demonstrated interest in emergency preparedness and response as well as public health. The work of the Exercise and Training Coordinator is driven by ensuring that public health and health care responders receive access to the appropriate levels of training in order to safely respond during a disaster or public health emergency and that the Maine DHHS emergency response plans are exercised routinely to identify gaps in planning. The Exercise and Training Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, facilitating and reporting on Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) exercises and associated trainings within Maine CDC and assisting partners in preparedness as directed.  

  • Supervision- Works under supervision. Assignments and objectives are set jointly by immediate supervisor and employee. Follows "standard operating procedures" (SOP) such as a unit policy/procedure manual. Works alone and checks with the supervisor on deviations from SOP. Some flexibility.
  • Decision making - Makes decisions that are almost always determined by specific instructions or existing policies and procedures.  In rare cases makes decisions in the absence of specific policies and procedures, and/or guidance from the supervisor.

 Position Minimum Qualifications:  

Education: Minimum of High School Diploma,  Preference for Certificate or Degree in Emergency Management and/or Public Health

 Experience:  A minimum of two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in public health, health care, emergency management or closely related field. Preference will be given to individuals with at least two years of experience in a project coordinator/management capacity.  

 Travel:  25%-30% travel time. Travel will be required. Employees must have reliable transportation a current and valid Maine Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. 

 Schedule:  While we expect the schedule to generally be a routine scheduled forty (40) hours, due to the critical nature of emergency response requirements, there may be additional requirements of time, potentially including holidays or weekends.   

 Technical Requirements: Position requires knowledge in the areas of training and exercise, public health, and emergency management. Necessary skills include training and exercise planning and management, group facilitation, communications, data collection, technical writing, and database management.  Position requires ability to work independently as well as part of a team, problem solve, and provide good partner support.

 Physical Requirements:  Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 40lbs; Position requires sitting, standing, bending, and repetitive movements. 

 Position Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Familiarity with all hazards disaster planning, state emergency management response, ICS/NIMS  
  • Familiarity with issues for health care providers in all hazards planning and response and Maine's public health infrastructure  
  • Excellent communication and teaching skills  
  • Experience in policy, procedure, and protocol development and writing response plans  
  • Foundational understanding of Incident Command System and National Incident Management System, and other relevant FEMA trainings including:  IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, and IS-800   
  • Completion of HSEEP training and HICS Logistic Section Chief training  
  • Familiarity with Maine's public health infrastructure  

Administrative experience in grants management and reporting     AdCare ME values a diverse workforce.  We are an AA/EOE. 

Please submit resumes directly to Tammy McLaughin @ TMclaughlin@adcareme.org

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