Emergency Preparedness and Bioterrorism Coordinator

Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinators are responsible for building the capacity of local health departments and their workforce to respond to existing and emerging bioterrorism and other health threats. Specific duties may include enhancing health department capacity to respond to bioterrorist attacks, stockpiling vaccines and drugs, supplying the public with necessary protective measures or treatments, establishing communications programs, educating and training public health and health care professionals and the general public in emergency response, and preparing educational materials.

Education required:

Bioterrorism coordinators can have a master's degree in Public Health or Public Administration or a baccalaureate degree in Public Health, Nursing or related area and two years of experience in public health.

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