Incident Commander (Limited-duration)
Company: Deschutes County
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: June 11, 2021
$7,838.30 - $10,504.09 Monthly
Health Services Campus and Local Clinics, OR
Limited duration, full-time, full benefits
Deschutes County Health Services, Public Health Division is
seeking a qualified and motivated limited-duration Incident
Commander to lead the COVID-19 Incident Management Team. This
position has overall authority and responsibility for conducting
incident operations and setting objectives that support policy
maker's guidance. Responsibilities include having clear authority
to meet incident objectives using a defined budget; ensuring
incident safety for the responders and the public; establishing an
Incident Command Post; setting priorities, and determining incident
objectives and strategies to be followed; establishing the Incident
Command Structure organization needed to manage the incident;
approving the Incident Action Plan; coordinating Command and
General Staff activities; approving resource requests and use of
volunteers and auxiliary personnel; ensuring after-action reports
are completed; authorizing information release to the media; and
ordering demobilization as needed.
This position functions as a key component of the Incident
Management Team. The Incident Commander reports to the Director of
Health Services and will supervise the Operations, Planning,
Logistics, Finance, Liaison, Public Information, and Safety Officer
sections within the Incident Command Structure. This position
reports to the Director of Health Services. The Incident Commander
will need to possess effective managerial, interpersonal,
technical, and project management skills and an understanding of
reflective supervision practices.
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of
duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general
definition of the position's scope and function.
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Additional information regarding the position may be found by
clicking here. This position is classified as Health
Services, Operations Officer.
$7,838.30 to $10,504.09 per month for a 172.67 hour work month.
Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is
This is a limited-duration employment position as defined
by Deschutes County Code Chapter 3.08.010. The position
may be terminated by Deschutes County based upon the availability
of discrete revenue sources. If the specified discreet revenue
source has yet to terminate, the position may be terminated by the
County to fulfill its business needs, as determined by the sole
discretion of the County. This position will terminate no
later than December 31, 2021.
Should funding changes occur such that the position is no longer
restricted by the specified discreet revenue source, the County at
its sole discretion may at that later date offer regular employment
status to the incumbent in this position.
This position is open until filled. The first review of
applications will be March 31, 2021.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting,
Public Policy and Management, or Business; AND five years of
progressively responsible and relevant professional, supervisory,
and functional experience; OR any equivalent combination of
training, education, and experience that provides the required
skills and knowledge to perform the job.
Preference will be given
- A Master's degree in a related field with
three years of experience in a community or public health program
that includes one year of supervisory experience.
Must have knowledge and skills
in the following:
- Principles of Incident Command System.
- Proven leadership experience that
includes the ability to manage a large number of people to achieve
timely outcomes .
- Management of emergency incidents and events.
- Principles and practices of public administration including
human resources, management analysis, budget, negotiation
techniques and staff relations.
- County policies and procedures.
- County, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Principles and practices of budget preparation and
- Principles of record keeping, case files, and records
- Analyzing and solving problems; managing limited resources to
- Developing and implementing Incident Management Team goals,
strategic plans, policies and procedures for a diverse set of
program needs to ensure efficient and effective operation.
- Interpreting and applying complex regulations, technical
standards, procedures, federal and state rules and regulations,
collective bargaining agreements, and County policies and
- Analyzing for operational efficiencies, work processes and
policies; developing policies and procedures.
- Responding to public inquiries and providing information on
departmental services, programs, policies, and procedures.
- Maintaining accurate records, and performing complex
mathematical calculations with skill and accuracy.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships
with co-workers, citizens,
- Communicating effectively verbally to the public and in
Must have the ability
- Demonstrate courteous behavior when interacting with visitors
and County staff.
- Promote County goals and priorities, and comply with all
policies and procedures.
Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's
license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be
contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable
driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history,
driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test
results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent
offer of employment). This screening must be completed with
satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to
Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally
controlled, and/or the ability to work outdoors which includes
working in inclement weather. Possess sufficient hand coordination
to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to
retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office
equipment. The position is frequently required to sit, walk, reach,
stand, grasp, talk, hear, and see; may occasionally be required to
stoop, bend, kneel, and may occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Must
have the ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County
including in adverse weather conditions.
Excellent County benefit package when
Deschutes Countyoffers eligible employeesa comprehensive healthcare
package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision
coverage for employees and their eligibledependents at a minimal
cost of $90 per month.Coverage becomes effective the first of the
month following1month of employment. Included in the health care
package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide
range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees
and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no
out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service
pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their
prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the
health care package, DeschutesCounty provides a generous and
comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.
Employer paid benefit offerings include:
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
- Life Insurance for employee and dependents
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
- Time Management Leave
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings,
please visit (see application details) and click on Employee
- 125 Flexible Spending Program
- 457 Deferred Compensation Program
- Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
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