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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/10/18

Applications Due04/25/18

Vacancy ID51323

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleCommunications Specialist

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $42631 to $52039 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Tuesday-Saturday 2 PM- 10 PM

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 2 PM

To 10 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address State Office Campus, Building 22

1220 Washington Avenue

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services employee with permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Communications Specialist DHSES and interested in reassignment; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55b/c service as a Communications Technician 1 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Employees reachable on the Communication Specialists Civil Service eligible list have been canvassed and should not respond to this posting. This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities.

Provisional Pending Examination
Either A. Two years of experience as a dispatcher or 911 operator in one or a combination of the following: emergency services, police, fire, public safety, military service, or public utilities. Experience must include the analysis of information to confirm the impact, scope and type of assistance required and ensure appropriate response notifications are transmitted. This information must come from multiple sources communicated to emergency services personnel through a variety of voice, print, and electronic communication methods including, but not limited to telephone, text, email, fax, mainstream media, receiver broadcast equipment, internet social network platforms, or electronic security & traffic systems.
Or B. Two years of experience in public, non-profit, or private sector emergency management in one or more of the following: emergency services, police, fire, public safety, military service, or public utilities. Experience must include the analysis of information to confirm the impact, scope and type of assistance required and ensure appropriate response notifications are transmitted. This information must come from multiple sources communicated to emergency services personnel through a variety of voice, print, and electronic communication methods including, but not limited to, telephone, text, email, fax, mainstream media, receiver broadcast equipment, internet social network platforms, or electronic security & traffic systems.
You must list the multiple information sources you use and describe the analysis you perform on the information received. Vagueness and omissions will not be reviewed in your favor.

NOTE: A comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer to Communications Specialist DHSES is available in the Division of Human Resources Management or through Civil Service GOT-IT available at www.cs.ny.gov.

Duties Description The Communication Specialist DHSES monitors, analyzes, priorities and reports critical information obtained from a wide variety of sources to federal, state and local government officials, emergency responders, agency partners and the public on a 24/7 basis with the operations of the New York State Watch Center (NYSWC) and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).

• Prepare daily operational briefings to include information gathered from federal, state and county sources, regional activities, noteworthy news, weather, transportation, utilities and GIS mapping.
• Monitor multiple sources of information for situational awareness of incidents that may adversely impact areas of New York State, require a multi-agency response, and/or require an OEM response. Communicate with state, federal and local officials, agencies and organizations to confirm the nature, scope and impact of incidents.
• Serve as Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) first point of contact for all State Agency Liaisons in regard to any Local/County/State/National and International Incidents, Emergencies or Disasters.
• Collaborate in the development, implementation and maintenance of guidelines, policies, procedures, training records and training materials.
• Receive, disseminate and log emergency technical information from multiple voice/data landline, microwave, fiber optic cable, radio and satellite networks.
• Maintain contact info, operational databases and complex communication systems.
• Assess and evaluate information using educational and background ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments.
• Expedite and disseminate emergency information according to established policies and protocols.
• Receive incoming calls for emergency assistance and dispatch information to appropriate location.
• Provide routine equipment and software support to field deployed staff.
• Track weather reports via the NY State Police Information Network (e-Justice).
• Inform appropriate counties of weather conditions via the National Warning System (NAWAS).
• Assist and participate in the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
• Act as the SEOC Message Center during activations.
• Possibly be deployed to the field during activations.

Operational Needs: Work schedule may vary based on operational need.

This position based on a 365 day, 24/7 operation. Based on the level of activity and staffing level requirements, the incumbents can be asked to work additional shifts on short notice.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/TH/54329

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address HRresumes@ogs.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242

 

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