OPEN: March 27, 2018
CLOSE: Open until filled
The Senior Deputy Director for the Health Emergency Response Preparedness Administration (HEPRA) for the Department of Health (DOH) directs activities of the Department of Health (DOH) relating to protecting the Districts population from acts of bio-terrorism and other public emergencies through effective planning and timely operational response.
The Senior Deputy Director serves as the principal representative of the department to other District, Federal, regional and private sector agencies in all matters related to bio-terrorism and other public health emergencies. The Senior Deputy Director serves as liaison with the Office of Homeland Security. Maintains communication with the DC Emergency Management Agency to assure timely flow of information regarding emergency situations and conditions in the city.
The Senior Deputy Director for HEPRA shall oversee DOH's efforts to prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from all acts of bio-terrorism and other public health emergencies that affect the District's population; and serves as the focal point within DOH for these activities. To learn more about the Health Emergency Response Preparedness Administration, please visit here: https://dchealth.dc.gov/page/health-emergency-preparedness-and-response-administration
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Deputy Director is responsible for performing the following:
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.