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OEM Job Opportunity: Community Coordinator

CERT Program Manager
Office Title: CERT Program Manager Level: I
Civil Service Title: Emergency Preparedness Manager JVN: 017/14/234
Division/Work Unit: External Affairs- CERT Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000
Work Location: 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hours/Shift: M-F, 9-5
(some evenings/weekends required)
Number of Positions: 1  

This position is grant funded until August 31, 2014, with the possibility of an extension.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The NYC OEM Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program is seeking a Program Manager to organize, develop, and support team-based volunteers dedicated to their communities’ emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The selected candidate will be responsible for a range of tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Manage the daily responsibilities of the CERT Program including: developing and implementing a strategic vision that will guide the growth of the CERT program throughout the city.
  • Focus on the development of the Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island teams to conduct regular needs assessments for each active team and assist with the management of the borough-based leadership. Provide technical assistance with team building activities and overall program development.
  • Manage all aspects of the CERT post-training program including the development and promotion of a yearly calendar of training classes and planned events. Develop new and innovative training/activities necessary to continue the development of program leadership and to train volunteers to effectively respond to and work in emergency situations. This includes a radio pilot as well as other classes with partner agencies.
  • Manage the CERT Team Development Specialist
  • Assist with Ready New York Presentations to external groups. The CERT Program Manager position requires a creative individual with excellent leadership, communication, and mediation skills. S/he must be able to further develop the CERT Volunteer leaders and communicate the program's larger strategic vision to team leadership and enable teams to carry out the CERT program's mission within their communities. The position requires someone, above all, who demonstrates a working knowledge of New York City and shows commitment to developing community resiliency.

    The selected candidate will be expected to regularly work non-traditional hours to meet program needs including evening and weekend events such as training classes, drills and team meetings. The candidate will be assigned to a periodic Emergency Operations Center team and work non-business hours during emergencies.

    QUALIFICATION 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 of 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, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

    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

    • Experience leading a volunteer management/retention program
    • Ability to mediate and negotiate with a wide variety of community-based groups
    • Ability to conduct meetings, trainings, and public speaking
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in a second language commonly spoken in NYC a plus
    • Familiarity with human services or mental health related disaster issue
    • Capacity to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

    To apply:

    Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS).  Go to Recruiting Activities - Careers and search Job ID# 131865.

    Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search Job ID# 131865.

    NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted