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Plan Manager, All Hazards Planning

Office Title: Plan Manager, All Hazards Planning Level: I
Civil Service Title: Emergency Preparedness Specialist JVN: 017/14/232
Division/Work Unit: Planning & Preparedness (Plan Management) Salary Range: $48,500 - $69,592
Work Location: 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hours/Shift: M-F, 9-5
Number of Positions: 1  

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


The New York City Office of Emergency Management is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Plan Manager to lead the next phase of its preparedness strategy. The Plan Manager will have broad responsibility to coordinate all elements of all-hazards incident response planning. This will include leading emergency planning initiatives and building response and recovery capacity for New York City.

Reporting to the Director of Plan Management, the Plan Manager will work with New York City agencies as well as municipalities and jurisdictions within the NY/NJ region to gather key information, foster interagency coordination, develop production schedules, and actively manage development of detailed emergency response plans and the capacity to execute them. The Plan Manager will assure production of deliverables, communication, and plan strategies

In addition, the Plan Manager will be responsible to staff the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency activations and to work during non-business hours during emergencies. The candidate will also participate in drills and exercises will assist with Ready NY presentation to external groups and other duties as assigned by the Director of Plan Management.


  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 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: NYC Residency is 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.


  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects in a high pressure work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects within specified deadlines
  • Experience writing detailed emergency plans
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying the concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management
  • Experience with planning in an urban environment

To apply:

Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities > Careers and search Job ID# 126379.

Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to and search Job ID# 126379.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted