Minimum Qualifications CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 12 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
GENERAL PUBLIC: Provisional Pending Examination OR individuals with current 55b/c eligibility who meet the following qualifications are encouraged to apply. If interested applying using your 55 b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55 b/c eligibility letter and a clear resume showing how you meet the minimum qualifications. If this is not provided with your resume, you will not be considered for this position.
Either 1. four years of emergency management experience as listed below;
Or 2. a specialized bachelor’s degree as listed below;
Or 3. a specialized associate degree as listed below AND two years of emergency management experience as listed below.
QUALIFYING Emergency management experience must include two or more of the following areas:
• Coordination and implementation of emergency management and disaster preparedness programs.
• Preparation or modification of disaster plans.
• Preparation, modification, presentation of disaster educational training and/or exercises.
• Gather and analyze information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions.
• Represent an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System.
• Manage or supervise logistics operations during a major emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.
Specialized Degree Areas: Homeland Security, Disaster or Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency or Public Safety Services, Disaster Resilience, Crisis, Emergency and/or Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Services, National Security, Security Studies, Disaster Science, Critical Infrastructure, Business Continuity, System Safety and Security, Business Organizational Security Management, Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, Public Administration, Cyber Security, or Criminal Intelligence Analysis. A master’s degree in one of the areas above will substitute for an additional year of experience.
Non-Qualifying Experience: The performance of only EMT, firefighter, police officer, or other first responder activity is NOT considered qualifying experience. Experience as a correction officer is NOT considered qualifying experience.
Duties Description The Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1 in the New York State Watch Center monitors, analyzes, prioritizes, and reports critical information obtained from a wide variety of sources to federal, state, and local government officials, emergency responders, agency partners and the public on a 24/7 basis with the operations of the New York State Watch Center (NYSWC) and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The incumbent will:
• Assist with the development of policies and procedures for the New York State Watch Center.
• Prepare daily operational briefings to include information gathered from federal, state and county sources, regional activities, noteworthy news, weather, transportation, utilities and GIS mapping.
• Monitor multiple sources of information for situational awareness of incidents that may adversely impact areas of New York State, require a multi-agency response, and/or require an OEM response. Communicate with state, federal and local officials, agencies and organizations to confirm the nature, scope, and impact of incidents.
• Serve as the Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) first point of contact for all state agencies in regard to any Local/County/State/National and International Incidents, Emergencies, or Disasters.
• Research, analyze, and report on program activities.
• Oversee the operations of the section in the absence of a supervisor.
• Maintain contact info, operational databases and complex communication systems.
• Assess and evaluate information using educational and background ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments.
• Notify partners to the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) when necessary and alert the general public of emergency situations in their localities.
• Act as the SEOC Message Center during activations.
• Other duties as assigned.
This is a 365-day, 24/7 operation. Shifts will be assigned as follows:
• Day Shift from 6:00am to 2:00pm
• Evening Shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
• Night Shift from 10:00pm to 6:00am
Additional Comments Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.