Job Opportunity

Emergency Response Manager or WIC Program Manager
Butte County

Date Posted:

June 11, 2013


$57,939.86 – $77,644.74 annually.
Full-time employment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off and PERS retirement.


There will be 2 vacancies (2 different positions filled) from this classification:  One position will be our Emergency Response Manager for Butte County Public Health and will manage the Emergency Preparedness and Response programs, grants, trainings, and operations of the local health department.
The other position will provide overall supervision and management of the Women Infant and Children Program (WIC). WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children.  WIC helps families by providing vouchers for purchasing healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, by providing nutrition education, and by helping to find healthcare and other community services.  Participants must meet income guidelines and be pregnant, new mothers, infants or children under the age of five.
Prior WIC experience is highly desirable. Duties include developing and monitoring the annual WIC application and budget; preparing and/or overseeing reports, assuring quality customer service in accordance with Public Health Department and WIC policies and procedures, providing assistance to the public regarding nutritional health.  American Dietician Association ADA Registered Dietitian Certification preferred.
Under limited supervision, develops, manages, and coordinates community and emergency medical services programs and staff to provide emergency management, and health prevention and treatment services to county residents.

Distinguishing Characteristics: In the Program Manager classification, incumbents manage staff, facilities, budgets, and interaction with the community and other service providers/agencies; and exercise independent judgment for directing the emergency medical management and treatment provided to clients, according to ethical and legal standards. Reports to a Manager or Assistant Director.
Some responsibilities include:  Develops and maintains health assessment, treatment, and emergency medical programs and plans; reviews and critiques performance and outcome measures; assesses quality and conformance to standards.  Guides, supervises and assists staff; prioritizes and assigns projects; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; identifies training needs and provides training for staff.  Provides coaching, counseling and guidance on professional responsibilities and technical skills; designs, conducts, and evaluates emergency management exercises.  Leads and manages multi-disciplinary team meetings to review client caseload, treatment, concerns, and recommendations; reviews and approves progress reports; may represent clients in administrative hearings and dispute resolutions.  Manages facilities as required; coordinates supplies and equipment; may coordinate fixed asset design, purchase and installation; may test emergency operations equipment.  Analyzes trends, and evaluates program requirements and resource utilization; coordinates program planning and evaluation; coordinates protocols to effect integrated services and/or multi-hazard emergency medical response with other programs, departments and agencies; responds to requests for information.  Monitors budget and expenditures for services; assures that appropriate services are provided; coordinates information and assures effective communications between programs.   Reviews and approves documents, clinical files and billing records for all programs.  Develops and enhances cooperative professional relationships with local community agencies.  Provides consultation and training to other organizations in the community on health issues and emergency medical/disaster response; conducts presentations and training to County staff, agencies and general public to introduce and communicate the roles and functions of the programs.  Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities.  Prepares and distributes public service announcements and newsletters.  Communicates with the media regarding department functions and emergency medical services.  May maintain the departmental resource library and perform research as required.

How To Apply:

Learn more about this opportunity and apply online at or search Butte County Human Resources.  If you have questions you can email Rob Barth at

Final Deadline:

July 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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