With minimal supervision from the Deputy Commissioner of Operations and the Director of Watch Command, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the incumbent will supervise the daily operation of Watch Command (the NYC Emergency Management communications center).
The duties are as follows:
Supervising the on-duty staff of Watch Command
Coordinating with the Director of Field Response to monitor and update the status of response personnel and assets
Ensuring adequate staffing for upcoming tours of duty
Ensuring that communication about public safety or public health incidents that adversely impact the City and require a multi agency response are properly processed including, but not limited to, confirming the scope and nature of incidents, ensuring that agency notifications are performed, analyzing information from multiple sources, preparing reports for dissemination to Executive Staff and senior officials of the City, and interfacing with the City?s Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Supporting communications in the field at large events or incidents
Conducting weather briefings with the National Weather Service (NWS) and report potential impacts to Executive Staff.
Performing staff training
Assisting in drills and exercises
Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Commissioner of Operations or the Director of Watch Command
The selected candidate will be assigned to periodic Emergency Operations Center team and will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises, assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups, and will undertake special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master?s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public administration, urban planning, engineering, economics, political science, the physical sciences, or related field, and three years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: emergency management, fire or police services, public safety, public health, public administration, urban planning, engineering, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the areas listed in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and eight years satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.
Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
Strong analytical skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications ( Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
Proficiency with GIS (geographic information systems) helpful
Strong project management skills
Strong writing and communications skills
Experience with public safety communications systems
Strong understanding of National Weather Service (NWS) products and hazard definitions
Ability to work in dynamic, high-stress environments
New York City Emergency Management (NYC EM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYC EM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.
The Watch Command unit monitors citywide radio frequencies; local, national, and international media; and weather forecasts 24 hours per day, seven days per week. They function as the central notification point for NYC, transmitting notifications to agencies and Notify NYC messages. Watch Command also dispatches Citywide Interagency Coordinators, deploys the Interagency Communications Vehicle and in support of incident command, dispatches assets, subject matter experts and request additional agency support when necessary.
Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities¿Careers and search Job ID#440491
Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
and search Job ID#440491
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Special accommodations will be provided for people with disabilities
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn NY 11201
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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