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Exercise Coordinator

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/10
Posting End Date: 2024/07/21
Category: Emergency Management
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Partnering to promote and protect health in our communities

Values: Excellence / Positive Impact / Partnership / Innovation / Credibility / Humanity

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Ada, Elmore, Valley and Boise counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Central District Health (CDH) is currently recruiting for a motivated individual to join our dedicated group of professionals as an Exercise Coordinator with our Public Health Preparedness team. This position will work in our Boise office.

The successful candidate will embrace our agency values, have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, and will be organized and driven to provide exceptional service. If you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact in your community, perhaps it’s time you considered a rewarding career with CDH.

CDH is dedicated to living our values, is focused on a healthy work/life balance, has a culture that is centered on teamwork and empowerment, and provides an amazing benefit package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits (consistently ranked as one of the nation's best lifetime defined benefit retirement plans), Medical/Dental Benefits (employee plans are available at no cost) and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire, 11 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave. Educational benefits include up to $2500 per year tuition reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

Typical Duties:

  • Develop and refine exercise objectives, scenarios, and timelines in collaboration with stakeholders;
  • Schedule and conduct planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders to discuss exercise details and roles;
  • Communicate regularly with exercise participants to provide updates and ensure alignment with exercise objectives;
  • Develop and deliver training sessions to prepare participants for their roles in the exercise;
  • Coordinate the logistics for exercises, including securing venues, arranging for necessary equipment, and managing participant registration;
  • Oversee the execution of exercises, ensuring they run smoothly and according to plan;
  • Act as the main point of contact during exercises, addressing any issues or questions that arise;
  • Facilitate post-exercise debriefing sessions to gather feedback from participants and evaluators;
  • Write after-action reports (AAR) and improvement plans (IP) based on exercise outcomes and participant feedback;
  • Maintain accurate records of all exercises, including planning documents, evaluation results, and follow-up actions;
  • Identify areas for improvement in existing exercise programs and recommend changes to enhance future exercises;
  • Participate in relevant committees, workgroups, and professional networks to stay connected with the broader emergency preparedness community;
  • Ensure exercises meet the requirements of any relevant grants and funding agreements;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of emergency preparedness plans and protocols.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Measurement processes and methods for assessing progress toward achieving goals and objectives of projects or plans;
  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices for program and project planning.


  • Utilizing automated systems to develop spread sheets and graphics;
  • Writing technical reports;
  • Preparing and making presentations to groups.

Preferred Qualifications (these are not required, however, having these qualifications may increase your overall ranking):

  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Certified in Public Health (CPH), or similar;
  • Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification (ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800).

Supplemental Information:

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check.

Thank you for your interest in joining Central District Health’s team!

If you have questions about this position please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 208.327.8503

CDH is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Employees of CDH are required to refrain from the use of any nicotine products. CDH will not hire tobacco or nicotine users.

CDH is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. CDH prohibits discrimination against any individual based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, disabilities, veterans’ status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

CDH is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact 208.327.8503, or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

    Notice: Idaho’s Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.