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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/08/22

Applications Due12/31/22

Vacancy ID100364

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Preparedness Assistant

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44354 to $54140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation • Day Shift from 6:00am to 2:00pm<br />• Evening Shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm<br />• Night Shift from 10:00pm to 6:00am<br />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.

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 Avenue, Building 22

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Minimum Qualifications CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Communications Technician 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Pending Examination OR individuals with current 55b/c eligibility who meet the qualifications listed below are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter. If this is not provided with your resume, you will not be considered for this position.

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:
• Coordination and implementation of emergency management and disaster preparedness programs.
• Preparation or modification of disaster plans.
• Preparation, modification, presentation of disaster educational training and/or exercises.
• Gather and analyze information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions.
• Represent an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System.
• Manage or supervise logistics operations during a major emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.

Specialized Degree Areas: Homeland Security, Disaster or Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency or Public Safety Services, Disaster Resilience, Crisis, Emergency and/or Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Services, National Security, Security Studies, Disaster Science, Critical Infrastructure, Business Continuity, System Safety and Security, Business Organizational Security Management, Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, Public Administration, Cyber Security, or Criminal Intelligence Analysis. A master’s degree in one of the areas above will substitute for an additional year of experience.

Non-Qualifying Experience: The performance of only EMT, firefighter, police officer, or other first responder activity is NOT considered qualifying experience. Experience as a correction officer is NOT considered qualifying experience.

Duties Description The Disaster Preparedness Assistant in the New York State Watch Center monitors, analyzes, prioritizes, and reports 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). The incumbent will:

• 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.
• Travel may be required.

This is a 365-day, 24/7 operation. Shifts will be assigned as follows:
• Day Shift from 6:00am to 2:00pm
• Evening Shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
• Night Shift from 10:00pm to 6:00am

Additional Comments 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 5184735282

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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