Disaster Preparedness Assistant

Grade 12

New York State has approximately 18 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Div of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As a Disaster Preparedness Assistant, you would serve as the Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) first point of contact for all State agency liaisons in regard to incidents, emergencies or disasters. You will monitor, analyze, prioritize, and report information obtained from a wide variety of sources to federal, State and local government officials, emergency responders, agency partners, and the public on or within the State Watch Center. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, answering 24-hour emergency hotlines for various State agencies, synthesizing and prioritizing requests, distributing inquiries to appropriate agencies, and alerting responsible staff based on policies between agencies; preparing daily operational briefings; monitoring sources of information for situational awareness of incidents that may adversely impact areas of New York State; participating in the review, draft, and implementation of emergency communications plans; and monitoring, testing, and utilizing various communication systems including the E-Justice Portal, the State and National Warning System (NAWAS), the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), and the Radiological Emergency Communications Lines (RECS).

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.

On or before the day of the examination, you must have:

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;**

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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