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Job Opportunity\$62K. NYC. Brooklyn. EM-HAZARD MITIGATION SPECIALIST

NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
GRANT FUNDED THROUGH 8/31/2019 WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXTENSION
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Civil Service Title: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST
Title Code No.: 06766
Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000
Office Title: HAZARD MITIGATION SPECIALIST
Division/Work Unit: PLANNING & PREPAREDNESS / HAZARD MITIGATION
Work Location: 165 CADMAN PLAZA EAST BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Hours/Shift: 9 – 5 / MONDAY – FRIDAY
Number of Positions: 1
JOB DESCRIPTION
The NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) is seeking an exceptional candidate for the Hazard Mitigation Specialist position. Hazard mitigation helps communities reduce risk from hazards by identifying vulnerabilities and developing strategies to lessen the effects of a hazard. NYCEM is seeking an experienced individual to enhance elements of the 2019 NYC Hazard Mitigation Plan, integrate the Plan with other citywide initiatives, develop mitigation tools, coordinate FEMA mitigation grant opportunities, and provide technical support and project management for other related initiatives.
Under supervision by the Director, the Specialist will:
 Lead coordination with various agencies, organizations, and subject matter experts
 Work with complex data and weather-related information to track and integrate this information into a risk assessment, hazard history and consequences database, and benefit cost analysis
 Oversee a Hazard History and Consequences Tool and manage a consultant to enhance features of this tool
 Work with planning participants to identify and analyze mitigation actions
 Identify and profile hazards, assess vulnerability, and estimate potential losses
 Provide analysis and recommendations on complex issues
 Develop hazard risk profiles through a collaborate working group process with many different stakeholders and competing interest
 Identify technical solutions to support hazard mitigation opportunities
 Support the Interim Flood Protection Measures program, which deploys temporary flood mitigation solutions throughout the city to reduce risk during coastal flood events
 Work with engineers and construction firms to provide technical review of mitigation proposals, including Interim Flood Protection Measures
 Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as part of the Stafford Act, including the requirements for both pre-disaster and post-disaster grant programs
 Develop an expertise in FEMA mitigation grant funding and be able to provide guidance to agencies seeking FEMA mitigation grant funding
 Work closely with the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency on tracking projects and supporting information related hazard mitigation
The selected candidate will be assigned to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team, and will be expected to work non-business hours during emergency activations. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises, assist with Ready NY presentations, and undertake special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in engineering, economics, emergency management, public administration, urban planning, political science, the physical sciences, or related field, and one year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: emergency management, fire or police or military service, public safety, public health, public administration, urban planning, engineering, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made, or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time paid professional experience in one or a combination of the area listed in "1" above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a state’s department of education or a recognized accredited organization and six years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above, at least two years of which must have been in one of those areas, or another specialized area to which the appointment is made.
NOTE: 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.
PREFERRED SKILLS
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
 Strong written and verbal communications skills
 Strong analytical skills and ability to make project management decisions based on quantitative and qualitative analysis
 Experience working with large databases and hazard data
 Experience with NYC-based construction projects
 Knowledge of research related to natural hazards and disasters, including NYC-based disasters
 Experience managing a consultant
 Works well within a team structure
 Experience reaching consensus with multiple stakeholders that have different goals and opinions
 Strong technical skills, including ArcGIS and Adobe Suites, a plus
 Excellent project management, problem solving, communication, and organizational skills
 Demonstrated ability to delivery complex projects within specified deadlines
 Knowledge of and experience in applying the concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management, hazard mitigation, urban planning, and/or economics
 Familiarity with FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements and grant programs
 Experience within New York City government
TO APPLY
Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities>Careers and search Job ID# 335452
Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
and search Job ID# 335452
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.
POSTING DATE:
MARCH 23, 2018
POST UNTIL:
FILLED
JVN:
017/18/472
-AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-
Special accommodations will be provided for disabled applicants

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