NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Emergency Management Specialist in New York, New York

Job Description

The core values of the OCME are to put the mission of the agency first, to be truly dedicated and to have integrity in every aspect of our professional life. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) seeks an Emergency Management Specialist to play a role in agency disaster preparedness and response efforts. NYC OCME has become a leader in disaster response and is currently building capacity to maintain and expand its technical expertise in mass fatality management. This grant funded position reflects the City’s overall commitment to improving emergency preparedness and OCME’s increasing responsibility as a national leader in the field.

The Emergency Management Specialist, as a member of the Emergency Management Unit, will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of internal and interagency emergency plans and protocols. In addition, the Emergency Management Specialist will assist in the development and execution of a training curriculum and both internal and interagency exercise schedules. The most eligible candidate will possess the technical skills listed and the potential to exemplify this agency’s core values of “Integrity, Dedication and putting the Agency First”. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and with broad latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Emergency Management Specialist will coordinate training and communication between OCME and relevant stakeholders to develop mass fatality management best practices, protocols and training methods. The selected candidate:

  • Developing protocols, operating guides, and staffing plans to promote disaster preparedness;

  • Instructional design and curriculum development to build capacity across disciplines;

  • Working with subject matter experts to design and develop audience-appropriate, clear and concise training content;

  • Coordinating and leading exercises and drills to include both OCME and other agencies’ staff, where appropriate;

  • Managing and/or coordinating logistical details to support trainings;

  • Developing After Action Reports and designing improvement plans based on such reports;

  • Preparing and delivering briefings, presentations and reports that ensure relevant communication to all stakeholders;

  • Representing the Agency at relevant Citywide and multi-agency task forces, meetings, and planning initiatives;

  • Coordinating with multiple stakeholders representing government agencies, nonprofit and private entities;

  • Managing working relationships with and providing oversight of technical consultants who may be enlisted to perform planning or training activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

  • Candidate should possess excellent communication, writing, oral presentation and conflict management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and complete tasks within specified deadlines.

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 100 contact hours detailing training in emergency management and planning, mass fatality planning, hospital administration and/or healthcare emergency management and planning. HSEEP certification preferred.

  • Planning experience to include the participation in at least one planning project from proof of concept to finalization. Preference for project management experience.

  • Exercise experience must include participation in at least one full-scale exercise and must encompass all phases of exercise design and evaluation training.

  • Comprehensive experience including participation in response to an actual disaster, encompassing all phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness/prevention, response and recovery) is desired.

  • A hard copy and electronic portfolio with at least two (2) writing samples demonstrating experience writing and editing manuscripts or peer reviewed published clinical, scientific work or emergency management plan.

  • A list of at least three business references, with immediate supervisors’ or clients’ names, business affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.

  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Technical aptitude to learn new applications. Strong graphic design skills.

Additional Information

Selected candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample by swabbing

To Apply


Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted for this position.

Residency Requirement

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.

Job ID: 337074

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Emergency Management Specialist


Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 421 East 26th Street NY NY

Division/Work Unit: OCME-Operations

Title Code No: 5605800

Level: 00

Proposed Salary Range: $ 50,362.00 - $ 78,177.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 03/13/2018

POST UNTIL: Until Filled