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MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

  1. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Posted on: 07/13/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

BROOKLYN

  1. No exam required

Department

Office of Strategic Operations

$68,428.00 – $68,428.00

Job Description

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 Office of Strategic Operations (OSO), led by the Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for managing high-priority agency-wide or citywide initiatives that support the growth of emergency management at both our agency and the City at large. OSO works to provide innovative proposals to continuously improve our internal, interagency, and externally facing operations.
To accomplish its goals, OSO is organized into three Units:
(1) Analysis & Evaluation Unit
(2) Strategy & Innovation Unit
(3) Continuity of Operations Unit

The Analysis & Evaluation (A&E) Unit is responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses to identify and track to completion recommendations that improve the City’s response posture. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for conducting after-action reports following emergency preparedness exercises and real-world activations and for supporting the implementation an agency-wide monitoring and evaluation strategy to continuously improve operations.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Program Manager and will conduct the following duties:
- During emergency incidents and exercises, draft and support delivery of executive briefings and conduct real-time evaluation to assess and improve operations.
- Following incidents and emergency exercises, organize and facilitate incident debriefs (“hotwashes”), surveys, and other information gathering initiatives with NYCEM staff and partner agencies.
- Draft written after-action reports (AARs), quick-look reports, and improvement plans.
- Routinely track specific corrective actions based on prior AARs and produce implementation analyses to assess future preparedness.
- Draft executive-level reports on monitoring and evaluation, improvement planning progress, and AAR trends.
- Additional emergency management-related projects and responsibilities, as assigned.

**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.

- UASI- This position is grant funded through 8/31/2025 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.


Minimum Qualifications

1. 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 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 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 the areas listed “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.

4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.

Special Note:
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in ""1"" above.


Preferred Skills

- Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning - Experience in survey design and implementation - Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including experience with relevant tools (e.g., statistical analysis software) - Excellent oral and written communications skills, including experience writing and briefing summary reports and streamlining complex information into high-level reports - Excellent interpersonal and collaborative project management skills - Strong organization, planning, and facilitation skills - Strong ability to analyze complex information and identify patterns or essential issues - Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, small-team environment - Strong Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel - Knowledge and understanding of Emergency Management principles **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.**
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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/.
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.
Additional Information

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.

Job ID

640420

Title code

94612

Civil service title

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIAL

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Posted until

2024-08-13

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

165 Cadman Plaza East

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