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New York State Civil Service Disaster Preparedness Assistant (NY HELPS) in Albany, New York

NY HELP Yes

Agency Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

Title Disaster Preparedness Assistant (NY HELPS)

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade 12

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $48956 to $59757 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

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

State NY

Zip Code 12226

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are: Two years of emergency management experience coordinating and implementing emergency management and disaster preparedness programs; preparation or modification of disaster plans; preparing, modifying, and presenting of disaster educational training and/or exercises; gathering and analyzing information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions; representing an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System; and managing or supervising logistics operations during a major emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.Provisional Qualifications: You may also be eligible for a provisional appointment if you meet the qualifications below.Either 1. two years of emergency management experience as listed below;Or 2. a specialized associate's degree as listed below* AND one year of emergency management experience as listed below. Or 3. a specialized bachelor's degree or higher as listed below, *Qualifying emergency management experience must include one or more of the following:• coordinating and implementing emergency management and disaster preparedness programs; • preparation or modification of disaster plans; • preparing, modifying, and presenting of disaster educational training and/or exercises; • gathering and analyzing information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions; • representing an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System; • managing or supervising 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.Subsequent 55b/c Qualifications:A subsequent 55b/c appointment may be considered if you have one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55B/C service in an eligible position allocated to Grade 10. To be considered, you must provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response. 55b/c Qualifications: Individuals certified eligible for the 55 B/C program under the Governor's Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55 B/C of the Civil Service Law will also be considered. To be considered, you must provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response.You must meet the open competitive qualifications from the most recent examination announcement. The open competitive qualifications are: please see Provisional Qualifications as they are the same minimum qualifications.Applicants may also be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR are a current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 10 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

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). Duties may include, but not be limited to the following:• 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.• Perform other duties and special projects as required.NOTE:• Travel may be required (approximately 10%), 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. This is a 365-day, 24/7 operation. Shifts will be assigned as follows and will also include weekends:• Day Shift from 6:00am to 2:00pm• Evening Shift from 2:00pm to 10:00pm• Night Shift from 10:00pm to 6:00amNOTE: 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.

Additional Comments There is no examination required for appointment to a NY HELPS position. Candidates hired before May 2024 will be appointed on a temporary basis. In May 2024, satisfactory employees will receive permanent, non-competitive appointments and will begin a probationary period.At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected that NY HELPS employees will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to take an exam. Employees will then be afforded with all the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

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Name Human Resources/JH

Telephone 518-486-5700

Fax 518-485-8432

Email Address HRresumes@dhses.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, HRM

1220 Washington Ave., Building 7A

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12226

Notes on Applying Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID 157895 in the subject line of your application email to HRresumes@dhses.ny.gov