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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/17/23

Vacancy ID145225

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDisaster Preparedness Program Representative 2

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Schenectady

Street Address OPWDD - Division of Administration/Property Supports and Emergency Services

Region 3 - 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady


Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

For Permanent appointment candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer 70.1 (Fire Protection Specialist 1).

For Provisional Open Competitive appointment: Either 1. six years of emergency management experience as listed below;*Or 2. a specialized associate's degree as listed below** AND four years of emergency management experience as listed below;*Or 3. a specialized bachelor's degree or higher as listed below;** AND two years of emergency management experience as listed below;*Or 4. a specialized master's degree as listed below;** AND one year of emergency management experience as listed below.*
*Qualifying experience: For the purposes of this examination 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.


On or before January 14, 2023, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, noncompetitive, or 55-b/55-c service as:

• A Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1
• A DHSES Logistic Specialist, DHSES Program Administrator 1, Homeland Security Program Analyst 1.

For Provisional Promotional appointment: Candidates must participate in the next Civil Service examination(s) and be a reachable candidate to obtain permanent status and maintain your position.


The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Property Supports & Emergency Services is seeking an individual to work as a Disaster Preparedness Program Representative II to coordinate regional emergency management responsibilities. The selected individual will be an integral component in the development and implementation of the OPWDD emergency management program.


Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist in the development of regional emergency response plans in coordination with established regional planning committees across the state.
• Perform facility risk assessments for emergency planning activities.
• Assist in the development of facility based emergency management plans.
• Coordinate training within each assigned region for staff that are involved in the coordination and response to emergency situations.
• Develop, coordinate and evaluate exercises in accordance with agency policy as well as state and federal guidelines/regulations.
• Assist in the development of regional communications plans as indicated by state, federal and agency policy.
• Assist programs within the region to establish, implement and evaluate emergency plans at the residential level.
• Coordinate regional Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) activities.
• Assist in the development and education of statewide emergency management policies, procedures and plans.
• Provided detailed reports upon request of program compliance with regards to federal, state and agency requirements as they relate to emergency management.
• Maintain records of training, exercise and planning activities throughout the region.
• Assist in the development and deployment of agency incident response teams during times of crisis.
• Attend local and regional meetings with emergency managers and other agencies as indicated.



Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at to obtain information and RA forms.

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements, and previously approved vacation/holiday time will be honored in the new assignment.

• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.

• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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

Name Capital District DDSO

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street 500 Balltown Road

Building 1

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536
*Please reference EOA #23-1616 in all correspondence.

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