Employment Opportunities

  Emergency Preparedness/Public Health and Safety

Posted:  November 18, 2015

  • Position Description:  Emergency Preparedness/Public Health and Safety Specialist (Salary Range $45,000.00-$52,500.00, DOQ)

  • Position Description:  Emergency Preparedness/Public Health and Safety Professional (Salary Range $60,000.00-$68,500.00, DOQ)

    Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is a full service Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Emergency Management consulting and engineering firm, with multiple locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

    The company is currently soliciting CV/resumes for two Emergency Preparedness/Public Health positions, which will be associated with an office location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  These are exempt positions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The company offers an exceptional benefit package with employment, including a comprehensive healthcare package, Safe Harbor Retirement Plan, professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement. 

    The individuals who fill these positions will develop and implement emergency preparedness projects.  Activities include development of plans (knowledge of emergency planning requirements and processes is essential) for the response and recovery phases of emergent events, provision of training and education to clients, in particular in the private sector, and performance of evaluations and reviews of actual critical events.  Exercises in compliance with national codes and formats, such as those of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program are managed and evaluated.  Individuals must be knowledgeable in the National Incident Management System and have experience performing both emergency response and recovery tasks for wide populations or large industries.  Individuals who have participated in both the response and recovery phase of emergent events are optimal candidates.

  • EP/PHS Specialist:

    This individual will receive assignments and supervision on a routine (e.g. weekly) basis, and must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  This individual will possess an appropriate college degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of response/planning/training experience, resulting in specialized skills and the ability to qualify for professional certification.  Appropriate degrees are technically bounded and include both the management and science fields. Professional certification or an advanced degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

    EP/PHS Professional:

    This individual will have a minimum of seven years documented full time experience in the field (including supervisory experience), a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited university and professional certification or recognition.  Appropriate degrees are technically bounded, and include both the management and science fields.  Applicable advanced degrees (e.g. MPH) may be used for qualifying experience on a year for year basis or replace required professional certifications.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume identifying the position for which they are applying to employment@cocciardi.com.  Applications will be received until an acceptable candidate is identified.  A brief telephone interview will be held with candidates who meet minimum requirements.  Subsequent writing samples and documentation of qualifications will be requested of candidates who move to a personal interview. 

    An anticipated job start date for these positions will fall within the first quarter, 2016.  Successful candidates must pass an employment physical examination documenting abilities to perform essential job tasks.  This includes a drug screen and medical clearance to use a respirator.  Each candidate must also hold a valid driver’s license.

    For additional information concerning this employment advertisement, contact Barbara Pears at (717) 766-4500, or bpears@cocciardi.com