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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151565


AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Preparedness Program Representative 2 (VID 151565)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

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 Erie

Street Address 100 Seneca St.

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service as a Fire Protection Specialist 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.


Provisional Pending Examination
Candidates must have one-year of permanent competitive or 55b/c services as a Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1.

Candidates interested in provisional appointment will be required to take the New York State Department of Civil Service exam for this position. Please visit for additional information on state examinations.

Duties Description • Assist in assessing the training needs of state and local agencies and other organizations that
support the State’s emergency management efforts.
• Conduct and/or facilitate the delivery of emergency management related training, both locally and regionally across the State.
• Participate in the development of emergency management related training, both locally and regionally across the State.
• Assist with planning, designing, and evaluating curriculum for training programs.
• Assist in the preparation of training reports.
• Support emergency operations during times of emergency and disaster from the State Emergency Operations Center, State field offices, and/or county/local deployments.
• Provide technical planning assistance to State and local government agencies in the development of disaster preparedness and emergency response plans.
• Coordinate and collaborate with public and private sector stakeholders and other organizations that can support the State’s disaster planning and preparedness efforts.
• Assist in conducting hazard analysis workshops, risk assessments, and using applicable data to support emergency development.
• Review and comment on emergency plans, as appropriate.
• Attend and/or facilitate planning meetings, conference calls, and provide support in the delivery of exercises to test the effectiveness of emergency plans.
• Complete administrative paperwork as related to program issues.
• Obtain program-specific and NIMS training to enhance existing skills.
• May also supervise and provide training for the Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1s.
• Provide technical assistance to State and local government agencies in the development, deployment, and maintenance of All Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMTs).
• Attend and/or facilitate meetings, conference calls, and provide support in the development and maintenance of AHIMTs.
• Support the coordination and delivery of All Hazards ICS Position Specific Training and AHIMT training, workshops, and conferences.
• Prepare overall program expenditure data, estimate projected expenses for budgetary purposes, and draft other required financial reports as required by grant guidance or agency policy.
• Maintain the proper inventory level of IMT equipment and supplies.
• Participate in on-site assistance program and evaluation of regional/local AHIMTs to determine operational readiness.
• Act as liaison between the State IMT and Regional and/or County AHIMTs, other State agencies, and local officials for various planning and operational activities.
• Identify and establish administrative priorities within assigned programs.
• Analyze written and published program material on NIMS, ICS, and AHIMTs, and draw conclusions concerning its impact.
• Responsible for all aspects of the NYS Emergency Operations Center (EOC) including the following: have the EOC ready to activate at any time (update materials and programs), work in and assist with the operation of the EOC during an activation, and make sure all is in place after an activation is complete.
• Maintain and update coursework related to EOC positions. Also maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures related to the State EOC.
• Participate in the development and coordination of a Statewide comprehensive training and exercise plan.
• Perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities.
• Perform other duties and special projects as required.

Additional Comments NOTE:
• Travel may be required (approximately 40%), including during evening and weekends, depending on mission and assignment.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required, or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

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.

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

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 resume and cover letter 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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