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OEM Job Opportunity: Logistics Coordinator/Logistics Staging Area (LSA) Program Manager

Logistics Coordinator/Ground Support Program Manager

Office Title: Logistics Coordinator/Ground Support Program Manager Level: II
Civil Service Title: Emergency Preparedness Specialist JVN: 017/14/256
Division/Work Unit: Technology/Logistics Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000
Work Location: 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hours/Shift: M-F, 9-5
(see description)
Number of Positions: 1  

This position is grant funded until August 31, 2015, with the possibility of an extension.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) is looking for an innovative person with a background in logistics management, operations planning, facilities management, humanitarian relief operations, and/or other fields related to disaster logistics that would be able to contribute to NYC OEM's disaster planning and logistics management efforts. From supporting disaster victims who need life sustaining supplies, to assisting City agencies attempting to restore critical operations, the disaster Logistics Coordinator - Ground Support Program Manager faces a unique challenge. Individuals who choose a position in the emerging field of disaster logistics will enter into a very demanding and very rewarding career. While the Logistics Coordinators at OEM hope to never implement their disaster plans, we must seek the best, brightest, and most motivated people to join our team and make our plans operational. If you are up to the challenge, review the requirements below and apply if you are qualified.

Under the supervision of the Director of Logistics, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Logistics Coordinator – Ground Support Program Manager will develop detailed plans for establishing, managing, and demobilizing facilities for lodging and otherwise accommodating emergency responders and other response personnel before, during, and/or after an emergency incident. The Logistics Coordinator will work closely with other units within OEM; City agency partners; as well as City, State, Federal, private, and non-governmental agency partners to develop operational logistics plans. The candidate will maintain, and continue to improve upon, existing logistics plans that support emergency response operations. The selected candidate will accomplish the following tasks:

  • Develop and implement time-phased plans to establish, maintain, manage, and demobilize Base Camp facilities and services that provide lodging, feeding, sanitation, storage, and other support of emergency responders and other response personnel assigned to response and recovery operations. Planning will be scalable to a range of needs, from small teams to large-scale deployments of critical personnel. Planning will also include working with City agencies and external partners to develop agreements for use of specific sites and facilities.
  • Develop and implement plans to establish, maintain, manage, and demobilize Forward Operating Base facilities and services that support the processing and integration of self-mobilized assets and resources into ongoing response and recovery operations.
  • Conduct site surveys, present planning details to external partners, and establish relationships with partners in City, State, and Federal agencies, as well as non-governmental agency partners and private sector partners.
  • Develop planning documents, field operations guides, site-specific layouts and plans, operational protocols, contract requirements, training materials, and other written products related to operationalizing Base Camp and Forward Operating Base plans.
  • Design and implement a training program for prospective Base Camps and Forward Operating Base staff.
  • Work with the Logistics Staging Area (LSA) Program Manager and lead coordinator of the Interagency Staging Protocol to establish protocols and joint plans for establishing Base Camps and Forward Operating Base that may be co-located with other City operations.
  • Work with the Citywide Asset and Logistics Management System (CALMS) Program Manager to integrate information on available equipment, supplies, facilities, etc. into the CALMS system, along with Base Camp and Forward Operating Base site and layout information.
  • Build partnerships with other emergency management professionals, especially in the areas of logistics planning and community outreach.
  • Support other logistics capability programs within the Logistics unit, to include the Logistics Staging Area (LSA) Program, the Logistics Shelter Support Program (LSSP), and the Commodity Distribution Point (CDP) Program.
  • Support other logistics tasks, requirements, plans, playbooks, and protocols as needed or assigned, to include serving as the main Logistics point of contact for the Generator and Dewatering Task Force and Emergency Fuel Operations programs.
  • Work with partners to provide logistics planning and support to vulnerable populations canvassing and related accessibility operations.
The selected candidate will staff the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency activations, and work during non-business hours during emergencies. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises, and will assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups and other duties as assigned.

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 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 professional experience in the areas 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 accrediting 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 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.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience in logistics management, operations planning, facilities management, or humanitarian relief operations
  • Experience designing, developing, writing, and implementing detailed plans for expanding logistics capabilities
  • Experience working with government agencies as well as private and public sector clients
  • Experience managing multiple projects in a high pressure work environment
  • Training in concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS) (100, 200, 300, 700, 800 levels preferred)
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Superior working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is a must; experience with Visio and project management applications is preferred
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive are preferred.

To apply:

Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities - Careers and search Job ID# 146993.

Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search Job ID# 146993.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Special accommodations will be provided for disabled applicants