HEALTH & MEDICAL PROGRAM MANAGER
HEALTH & MEDICAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Risk Reduction & Recovery Bure
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYCEM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.
The Planning and Resilience Bureau is responsible for all phases of the disaster cycle including planning, interagency coordination, risk analysis, mitigation, and recovery. The bureau includes Interagency Coordination with an assistant commissioner leading three units made up of subject matter experts in Health and Medical, Human Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure; Risk Reduction and Recovery with an assistant commissioner leading the Mitigation and Risk Analysis and Recovery units; and the Planning team.
The Health and Medical unit works with New York City agencies and public health agencies, associations, hospitals, and emergency medical services on critical surge, response and recovery issues, to prepare for and respond to incidents with significant public health impacts.
Reporting to the Director of Health & Medical within the Planning and Resilience Bureau, the Health & Medical Planning Program Manager will collaborate with relevant agency partners to develop citywide emergency response plans for a wide range of natural and man-made hazards that may impact the NYC Healthcare Sector. The Program Manager will be involved in leading the periodic testing, review, and revision of these plans and will work with local, state, federal, and private sector partners for their successful implementation. With latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Health & Medical Planning Program Manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Lead teams to develop the health and medical components of citywide response plans for a wide range of issues including natural and man-made hazards. This includes representing NYCEM in all aspects of planning, preparedness, and response.
- Maintain and foster intra/inter-agency coordination and communication with relevant health and medical agency partners including local, state, federal, and private entities.
- Coordinate the planning process and oversee project management for the development of new plans and/or plan revisions incorporating people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
- Represent NYCEM and provide input to planning efforts being led by external partners.
- Work with relevant health and medical agency partners for successful plan implementation.
- Support healthcare facilities in the execution of their emergency response plans when activated.
- Supervise staff, interns, and fellows as assigned by the Director of the Health & Medical Unit.
- Support special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of the Health & Medical Unit.
*PLEASE NOTE: The selected candidate will be assigned to an on-call Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team and will be expected to work non-business hours during some emergencies. These non-business hours include nights, weekends, holidays, and extended week hours outside of a 9AM-5PM schedule. The selected candidate will also participate in trainings to build skills and competencies in emergency response; will participate in drills and exercises associated with the on-call EOC team; and may volunteer to assist with Ready NY emergency preparedness presentations to external groups. EOC teams are on call for three weeks at a time, with six weeks off in between.
**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- The selected candidate will be assigned to an on-call Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team and will be expected to work non-business hours during some emergencies. These non-business hours include nights, weekends, holidays, and extended week hours outside of a 9AM-5PM schedule. The selected candidate will also participate in trainings to build skills and competencies in emergency response; will participate in drills and exercises associated with the on-call EOC team; and may volunteer to assist with Ready NY emergency preparedness presentations to external groups. EOC teams are on call for three weeks at a time, with six weeks off in between.
- This position is grant funded through 8/24/2024 with the possibility of an extension.
- IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS JOB, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE COVER LETTER IN THE ATTACHMENTS SECTION OF THE APPLICATION PORTAL.
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, 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.
- Experience managing multiple projects with a demonstrated ability to work independently or collaboratively in a high-pressure environment on complex projects with compressed timelines. - Knowledge of Federal and State emergency preparedness regulations and healthcare preparedness requirements. - Superior written, verbal communication, and project management skills. - Proficiency with standard office computer and web applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, Prezi). - Ability to interface with the public, agency partners, and executive level personnel to present ideas, projects, plans, operational objectives, and summaries during emergent and non-emergent scenarios. - Flexibility towards shifting needs and priorities - Ability to work well within a team structure. - Experience reaching consensus with multiple stakeholders that have different goals and opinions. **Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job and will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.**
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
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.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Civil service title
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIAL
HEALTH & MEDICAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Number of positions
165 Cadman Plaza East