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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/16/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID137420

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Preparedness Assistant - VID 137420

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES:
Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position as a Communications Technician 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Individuals who meet the qualifications stated below AND have 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. If applying using your 55b/c status, you must provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Either 1. two years of emergency management experience as listed below;
Or 2. a specialized associate degree AND one year of emergency management experience as listed below;
OR 3. a specialized bachelor’s degree as listed below;*

*Qualifying emergency management experience must include one or more of the following areas:
1. Coordination and implementation of emergency management and disaster preparedness programs.
2. Preparation or modification of disaster plans.
3. Preparation, modification, presentation of disaster educational training and/or exercises.
4. Gather and analyze information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions.
5. Represent an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System.
6. Manage or supervise logistics operations during a major emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.

Specialized Degree Areas: Atmospheric Science, Business Continuity, Business Organizational Security Management, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice, Crisis, Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Disaster or Emergency Management, Disaster Resilience, Disaster Science, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency or Public Safety Services, Emergency and/or Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Services, Geography, Homeland Security, Informatics, Meteorology, National Security, Political Science, Public Administration, Security Studies, System Safety and Security, or Urban or Regional Planning.

If verifiable, we will accept and prorate appropriate part-time and volunteer experience.

Duties Description The incumbent will work in the New York State Watch Center to monitor, analyze, prioritize, and report 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). Duties may include but not be limited to the following:
• 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.
• Receive, disseminate, and log emergency technical information from multiple voice/data landline, microwave, fiber optic cable, radio, and satellite networks.
• Expedite and disseminate emergency information according to established policies and protocols.
• Provide routine equipment and software support to field deployed staff.
• 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.
• Inform appropriate counties of weather conditions via the National Warning System (NAWAS).
• 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.
• Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
• Travel may be required including during evening and weekends, depending on mission and assignment.
• Ability to work in a 365-day, 24/7 operation. Shifts will be assigned as follows and will also include weekends: Day Shift from 6:00am to 2:00pm, Evening Shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, and Night Shift from 10:00pm to 6:00am.

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.

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

Name Human Resources/EP

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 a cover letter and/or resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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