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Posted on: 08/28/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Office of the Chief Operating

$65,000.00 – $74,000.00

Job Description

The NYCEM Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit produces reliable location-based information through the integration, analysis, and visualization of essential data distributed in the form of maps, datasets, summary metrics, and associated applications.

NYCEM has an exciting opportunity for a motivated data professional to join the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) unit as a Program Manager for the NYC Emergency Data Governance Initiative. The Program Manager will provide technical and administrative support to the Emergency Data Governance Committee (EDGC). The selected applicant will coordinate and document Committee meetings; develop sample datasets or improve existing agency data; and assist in tracking and reporting grant funds.

Guided by the recommendations from the City’s after-action report following the extreme rain event associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida in September 2022, NYCEM is embarking on an effort to more readily and accurately integrate the field data collected after an emergency by various entities assisting in canvassing, response, and recovery operations. These include multiple New York City agencies and offices, as well as non-City partners including federal and state entities and community-based groups. In certain cases, the analysis of operations following PTC Ida identified difficulties in readily integrating the disparate data sets. Successful integration is needed to provide optimal situational awareness to decision makers and to best guide field recovery operations.

The heart of this effort is the institution of the interagency EDGC, chaired by NYCEM, with the mission of analyzing the findings of the Ida report and proposing protocols to improve the integration of data gathered by the disparate entities. Both organizational and technological solutions will be examined by the committee.

Reporting to NYCEM’s Interagency Data Manager, and the Program Manager will:

- Manage and document the workings of the Emergency Data Governance Committee, including:
o Maintaining roster of active committee members.
o Setting up periodic meetings of the committee.
o Reporting on committee proceedings and recommended actions.
o Producing periodic updates documenting the progress of the committee.
- Work collaboratively with various units, divisions, and bureaus of NYC Emergency Management.
- Work collaboratively with multiple partnering agencies and offices including the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) and the Mayor’s Office of Operations (Mayor’s Ops).
- Develop sample datasets or improve existing geospatial datasets for NYCEM or EDGC partners.
- Interact with agency and partner POCs to determine data and process gaps; provide documentation of findings.
- Develop and monitor work plans for data specialists whose services may be procured in support of the committee’s work.
- Monitor the expenditure of grant funds, which may include personnel costs, other than personnel costs (OTPS), consultant contracts, software licenses, and other possible expenditures.
- Assist in compiling detailed reporting on the expenditures for each quarter as required by the grant.

*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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Skills

- Demonstrated experience managing, integrating, and designing databases. - Experience with the Esri suite of products. - Understanding of the elements of Master Data Management (MDM). - Broad understanding of the capabilities and/or drawbacks of broadly used data management software packages, including Esri, Tableau, AirTable, Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc. - Strong organizational skills. - Strong writing skills. - Strong presentation skills. - Strong interpersonal skills. - Experience working with technical and non-technical staff. - Strong initiative and ability to perform with minimal supervision. - Prior experience with emergency management a plus. - Prior experience with NYC municipal government operations a plus.
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. GRANT FUNDED THROUGH 8/31/2024
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.

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165 Cadman Plaza East

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