Job Opportunity at County of San Diego’s Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Branch

The County of San Diego’s Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Branch is currently looking to hire graduate student workers. PHPR focuses on planning and preparing for all types of natural and man-made disasters that may impact the healthcare system beyond capacity. During disasters we host the Medical Operations Center (MOC) and have liaisons that work in the Operational Area Emergency Operation Center (OA EOC), once a disaster reaches a large enough scope. PHPR is seeking to hire up to 5 graduate student workers who will commit to working up to 20 hours/week. These individuals will assist with day to day functions and special projects. Furthermore, their job duties will require them to take FEMA IS courses and they would be assisting our branch in our operations to include:


• Supports the implementation of grant compliance systems and policies (e.g., deliverable reporting and tracking of grant application).


  • Attend and support planning meetings for development of drills and exercises.
  • Track data collected in exercises from participants and produce reporting tools- i.e. live feed dashboards. Additional Support
  • Assists in the development, revision, and dissemination of operational manuals, policies and trainings to internal and external County PHPR partners.
  • Attends relevant events to keep PHPR unit current on best practices and innovations in operations.
  • Ad hoc support on various projects as needed.Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience performing simple data analysis and reporting using Excel spreadsheets.
    • Strong communication skills including writing, verbal, interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural communication experience.
    • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
    • Experience in managing and creating new surveys using data collection tools- i.e. SurveyMonkey.
    • Management of file-sharing (using SharePoint).Required Qualifications
    • Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Students must be currently enrolled in at least 6 semester/ 9 quarter units or determined to be full-time student by an accredited college or graduate/technical program leading to an advanced degree, unless permanently disabled.
    • Able to commit 20 hours per week. Compensation

• Students are hired on a temporary basis and are paid $16.29-19.79 an hour. Students are eligible to receive sick leave benefits if they work for 30 days or more within a twelve-month period. Hourly rates are based on level of education completed.

How to apply:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter to AND with the subject line as Student Graduate Worker_Last Name, FirstName.
  • Submit application online by creating a profile in NeoGOV. A copy of the student’s transcripts and/or student unit load verification must be submitted if you are invited to an interview.
    Follow link for application: undergraduate-graduate-tech-and-high-school?page=7&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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