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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/28/22

Applications Due05/19/22

Vacancy ID103831

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDeputy State Fire Administrator

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $112155 to $141538 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications 15 years of career or volunteer fire service. This service must include increasing leadership roles and responsibilities progressing to the Executive level* in management and administration of fire department operations and/or fire service training programs. Familiarity with administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the field of fire investigation is recommended but not required.

Substitution: A bachelor’s degree may substitute for up to four years of general experience, a master’s degree may substitute for an additional year of general experience.

*Executive level experience is defined as direct leadership, management, and administration of:
• A fire department at the Chief of Department level or other senior officer with responsibility for the operations, training, code enforcement, fire investigation, safety, or other significant operational or administrative unit or section of a fire department; or,
• A County or State Fire Training program or responsibility for an operational or administrative unit or section of such program.

Duties Description Under the direction of the State Fire Administrator, Deputy State Fire Administrators are responsible for the development of policy and providing oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. These duties include:
• Acting for the State Fire Administrator in his or her absence.
• Advising the State Fire Administrator on matters related to fire and life safety, fire prevention and public fire safety education, firefighter training and education, fire investigation, fire service administration and operations, fire service mutual aid, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and professional qualification standards for the fire service and related emergency response disciplines.
• Development, implementation, and maintenance of the goals, objectives, budgets, and policies necessary and appropriate for effective OFPC administration and operations.
o These policies shall align with and support those of the State Executive and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
• Responsibility for the administration and operations of one or more Branches of the Office as assigned by the State Fire Administrator.
• Ensuring coordination and cooperation between OFPC Branches where necessary, beneficial, and appropriate for the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of OFPC staff, programs, activities, and operations.
• Representing the State Fire Administrator and acting as a liaison with other agencies, governments, boards, and commissions on policy and other matters.
• Appearing on behalf of the State Fire Administrator before public officials, local fire officials, statewide fire associations, civic and educational groups, and others, as appropriate.
• Responsibility for projects and initiatives as directed by the State Fire Administrator.
• Strong communication, leadership, and management skills are required for this position.

Operational Needs:
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issues by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

NOTE: 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.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Pilot Program Guidelines.

NOTE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION/WEEKLY TESTING: All State employees in Executive controlled agencies who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/CP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


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.

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