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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/21/23

Vacancy ID145536

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleUtility Security Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address One Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications Seven years of professional experience* in one or more of the following areas: Law Enforcement, Security, Emergency Management, or Disaster Management.** This experience must include either:
1. Supervisory responsibility or
2. Increasingly substantial individual responsibility.

*Substitution: An associate’s degree in criminal justice, criminal science, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, emergency management, homeland security, or a related discipline may substitute for two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree in one of these same fields may substitute for four years of experience. A master’s degree in one of these same fields may substitute for one additional year of experience.
**Experience as a corrections/probation/parole officer for adults and/or juveniles, security guard/officer, or Transportation Security Administration officer/screener is not considered to be qualifying.

Duties Description The Utility Security Specialist 2, Grade 23, will be assigned to the Office of Resilience and Emergency Preparedness (OREP) and will perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Conducting utility site assessments, audits, and inspections; and reviewing existing utility vulnerability studies and security plans.
• Examining existing recovery, restoration, and emergency management plans.
• Writing reports detailing audit and inspection findings.
• Researching and reporting recommended changes in physical, cyber security and emergency management practices, including recommendations for the development of new plans and practices.
• Interacting with numerous State and federal agencies including, but not limited to, federal Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Department of Transportation – Office of Pipeline Safety, the State Emergency Management Office, the Office of Information Technology Services, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs, and other states; as well as industry organizations such as the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC).
• Working with other staff to carry out tasks related to the utility security mission.
• Performing utility security review during rate case determinations, including testimony preparation and siting evaluations, as DPS’ expert staff member for utility security.

Additional Comments Remarks:
The primary location for this position is Albany, NY with up to 50% travel.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at

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Name Human Resources Management - CG

Telephone 518-408-1894

Fax 518-473-9990

Email Address


Street Three Empire State Plaza

Human Resources Management, 16th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Utility Security Specialist 2, posting 05055” when applying.

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