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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/15/19

Applications Due01/30/19

Vacancy ID63387

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Preparedness Program Representative 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 22, State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Current Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services employee with permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 2 and interested in reassignment; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 2; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Fire Protection Specialist 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Individuals with current 55b/c eligibility who meet the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
Either 1. four years of emergency management experience as listed below;*
Or 2. a specialized bachelor’s degree as listed below;**
Or 3. any bachelor’s degree AND one year of emergency management experience as listed below;*
Or 4. a specialized associate’s degree as listed below** AND two years of emergency management experience as listed below;*
Or 5. any associate’s degree AND three years of emergency management experience as listed below.*
*QUALIFYING Emergency management experience must include two 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, or Public Administration. 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.
If interested applying using your 55 b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55 b/c eligibility letter. If this is not provided with you resume you will not be considered for this position.

Employees reachable on the Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 2 Civil Service eligible list will be canvassed and should not respond to this posting. This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 3 is available in the Division of Human Resources Management or through Civil Service GOT-IT available at

Duties Description Under the supervision and direction of the OEM Director or his/her designee, the incumbent will:
• 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 and coordination of a Statewide comprehensive training and exercise plan.
• Assist with planning, designing and evaluating curriculum for training programs.
• Assist in the preparation of training reports.
• Support emergency operation during times of emergency and disaster from the State Emergency Operations Center, State filed 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.
• Provide assistance 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, deployment 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 drafts 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: having the EOC ready to activate at any time (updating materials and programs)), working in and assisting with the operation of the EPOC during an activation, and making sure all is in place after an activation is complete.
• Maintain and update coursework related to EOC positions. Also maintain updated Standard Operating Procedures related to the State EOC.

*Work schedule may vary based on operational needs. Travel will be required.

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/RLD/54188

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 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 Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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