Overview

NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Civil Service Title: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST
Title Code No.: 94611 (EPM)/94612 (EPS)
Salary: $57,500 – $65,000
Office Title: Risk Analysis Specialist
Division/Work Unit: Risk Reduction and Recovery Division / Risk Analysis and Recovery Unit
Job ID: 635187
Work Location: 165 CADMAN PLAZA EAST, BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Hours/Shift: 9 – 5/M – F*
Number of Positions: 1
ABOUT NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after
emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYCEM 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 Planning and Resilience Bureau is responsible for all phases of the disaster cycle including planning,
interagency coordination, risk analysis, mitigation, and recovery. The bureau includes Interagency
Coordination with an assistant commissioner leading three divisions made up of subject matter experts
in Health and Medical, Human Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure; Risk Reduction and
Recovery with an assistant commissioner leading the Mitigation Unit and Risk Analysis and Recovery Unit;
and the Planning team.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Risk Reduction and Recovery Division focuses on bridging long-term strategies to reduce NYC’s risk with
actionable operations and programs. This includes coordinating and guiding partnerships to develop strategies that
analyze, plan, and address hazard risk and vulnerabilities. The unit is responsible for recovery planning, the City’s
Hazard Mitigation Plan, risk reduction tools, the Interim Flood Protection Measures Program (IFPM), and maximizing
the City’s receipt of hazard mitigation funding.
The Risk Reduction and Recovery Division is seeking a candidate responsible for supporting and coordinating
risk analysis efforts. Their goal is to reduce risk of all hazards and increase resiliency of NYC communities,
infrastructure, and facilities.
The Risk Analysis Specialist position will involve the following responsibilities:
• Support the development and ongoing enhancement of risk analysis tools, including the Urban
Risk Index and the Hazard History and Consequence Tool.
• Promote the application of these tools within NYCEM to improve operational and planning.
• Manage and analyze complex datasets, encompassing weather data, hazard consequences, and
public health information, for integration into risk management tools.
• Ensure the accuracy and reliability of scripts and methodologies through quality control and
documentation.
• Create and deliver presentations that distill complex data and analyses into clear, actionable
insights for executive-level decision-making.
• Liaison with external agency partners and organizations to source and maintain datasets.
• Maintain workplans and utilize project management best practices.
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.
**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
– The selected candidate will be assigned to an on-call Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team and will be
expected to work non-business hours during some emergencies. These non-business hours include nights,
weekends, holidays, and extended week hours outside of a 9AM-5PM schedule. The selected candidate will
also participate in trainings to build skills and competencies in emergency response; will participate in drills
and exercises associated with the on-call EOC team; and may volunteer to assist with Ready NY emergency
preparedness presentations to external groups. EOC teams are on call for three weeks at a time, with six
weeks off in between.
UASI- This position is grant funded through 8/24/2024 with the possibility of an extension.
– IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS JOB, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE COVER LETTER IN THE
ATTACHMENTS SECTION OF THE APPLICATION PORTAL.
PREFERRED SKILLS
1. Ability to analyze complex datasets and effectively communicate findings to diverse audiences.
2. Understanding of statistical methods and their practical applications in risk analysis.
3. Familiarity with risk indices such as the FEMA National Risk Index, CDC Social Vulnerability Index,
or others.
4. Demonstrated coding experience with languages such as Python, SQL, or R, essential for managing
our risk analysis tools.
5. Interest for project management best practices and disciplines.
6. Experience in managing databases, datasets, and developing analytics products.
7. Writing briefs, reports, and recommendations using evidence-based research.
8. Knowledge of New York City government and emergency management.
9. Flexibility towards shifting needs and priorities.
10. Ability to work well within a team structure.
11. Lived experience with or deep understanding of the communities and issues NYCEM serves and
addresses.
**Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to
apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are
interested in finding the best candidate for the job and will consider any equivalent combination of
knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we
encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.**
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a state’s department of
education or a recognized accrediting organization and six years of satisfactory full-time professional
experience in emergency management, public administration, urban planning, engineering,
economics, political science, the physical sciences or related field, at least two years of which must
have been in one of those areas, 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
professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above; or
3. A master’s degree from an accredited college in the areas listed in “1” above, and one year of
satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: emergency
management, fire, 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.
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.
To APPLY
Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Log into ESS and click on the Careers tile.
You will be taken to the new City Job website. Please apply by searching the Job ID 635187
Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to https://cityjobs.nyc.gov/
and search by the Job ID 635187
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.
POSTING DATE:
5/3/2024
POST UNTIL:
6/7/2024
JVN:
017/24/900
-AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-
Special accommodations will be provided for people with disabilities

About New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM)

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYCEM 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 Planning and Resilience Bureau is responsible for all phases of the disaster cycle including planning, interagency coordination, risk analysis, mitigation, and recovery. The bureau includes Interagency
Coordination with an assistant commissioner leading three divisions made up of subject matter experts in Health and Medical, Human Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure; Risk Reduction and Recovery with an assistant commissioner leading the Mitigation Unit and Risk Analysis and Recovery Unit; and the Planning team.