Hagerty Consulting (www.hagertyconsulting.com) is one of the nation’s leading emergency management and homeland security consulting firms. Known for its public spirit, innovative thinking, problem-solving, and exceptional people, Hagerty is sought after to work on some of the largest, most complex, crisis and emergency management issues. Our services are focused on creating more resilient/sustainable jurisdictions, developing whole community operational plans, supporting recovery eligibility after disasters, and obtaining billion-dollar federal loans and grants.
We have an opportunity for public health professionals and medical practitioners with emergency management experience to join our cadre of professionals, available to support business development, training, and project work. Individuals who join the firm as Independent Contractors can be called upon as specific needs arise. Initially, cadre members will serve as advisors and subject matter experts. However, project work may include conducting training courses or serving on longer-term projects (e.g., planning, exercises). Consultants will be paid a competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy, or a related degree
- 10+ years of professional experience in a healthcare facility, first response agency, healthcare coalition, or public health institution (e.g., government health department, non-profit) with a high level of visibility (e.g., large health system, large metropolitan area)
- Experience working in or liaising with key federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (e.g., U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and state and local governments
- Close understanding of the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement (e.g., Cities Readiness Initiative)
- Close understanding of federal requirements and survey readiness for CMS providers and suppliers (e.g., Emergency Preparedness Rule)
- Prior consulting experience, ideally at the local, state, or federal level, including building and managing client relationships as a “trusted advisor”
- Direct involvement with and demonstrated leadership in public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities, including, but not limited to, planning (e.g., continuity), exercises, training, emergency operations centers, joint information centers, etc.
- Familiarity with key principles related to infection prevention and control, epidemiology (e.g., contact tracing, surveillance), occupational health, and environmental health
- Experience writing comprehensive pandemic or emerging infectious disease emergency preparedness, response, and recovery plans
- Knowledge of the Strategic National Stockpile and Points of Dispensing activities
- Flexibility and availability to travel for extended periods of time
- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, including attention to detail
- Excellent presentation and public speaking skills (e.g., trained media spokesperson)
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment
- Thorough understanding of Incident Command System / Hospital Incident Command System, National Incident Management System, and National Response Framework (with expertise in ESF-6 and/or ESF-8)
- Medical Doctor (MD), Registered Nurse (RN), National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P), Physician Assistant (PA), or Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- PhD or Doctorate in Public health, Epidemiology, or related field (e.g., PhD, DrPH)
- Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP)
- Prior Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program training and experience
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