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Occupant Protection Program Coordinator

(also has EMS program responsibility)

General Summary of Function/Purpose of Position

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This position serves as a professional specialist with independent responsibility for the development of the statewide occupant protection (seat belts and child passenger safety issues) and emergency medical services program areas of the Highway Safety Plan (HSP); directs oversight of grant development with State and local agencies; monitors and evaluates grant programs statewide; and represents the State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) at local, State and national levels. This position serves as the single State’s expert and technical advisor, with advanced knowledge of the occupant protection and emergency medical services programs, to assist managerial/program staff, industry, community groups and governmental agencies in identifying, developing and providing technical support regarding occupant protection and emergency medical services programs statewide, regionally and nationally. This position serves as a Regional Liaison to share traffic safety programs and information within the designated region of the State.

Duty 1
Provide direction, oversight and coordination for the statewide seat belt, child passenger safety and emergency medical services programs’ grant development, implementation, public information/education and evaluation in partnership with SHSO staff and State and local agencies identified through contacts, written proposals submitted for review, and other traffic safety advocates implementing programs identified in the Highway Safety Plan. 50% of time

Duty 2
Independently plan and prepare the Occupant Protection (Seat Belt and Child Passenger Safety) and Emergency Medical Services sections of the Highway Safety Plan (HSP), as well as other incentive funding plans, based on research and interviews with traffic safety professionals at the State, regional and national levels. 30% of time

Duty 3
Monitor and evaluate regional and programmatic grant programs to determine if they are impacting the problem and using resources in both an effective and efficient manner on an ongoing basis. Develop follow-up plans to address grant program issues that are not meeting expectations. 10% of time

Duty 4
Represent the SHSO at local, State, regional and national highway safety meetings, conferences, workshops, training seminars, legislative meetings and other activities as the Occupant Protection and Emergency Medical Services Program Coordinator. 5% of time

Duty 5
Manage and direct special Occupant Protection or Emergency Medical Services projects as assigned by the Manager or the Division Director. 5% of time