NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Training and Exercise Coordinator in New York, New York

Job Description

CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER GRANT FUNDED Civil Service Title: Community Coordinator Level: N/A Title Code No: 56058 Salary: $50,362 to $78,177 Office Title: Training & Exercise Coordinator Work Location: 421 East 26th Street, NYC Division/Work Unit: Emergency Management Number of Positions: 1 Hours/Shift: Monday through Friday (9am – 5pm); may work evenings and weekends

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 a Training and Exercise Specialist to play a role in 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 Training and Exercise Specialist will function as the agency’s lead for the development, execution and maintenance of training curriculums and both internal and interagency exercise schedules. In addition, the Training and Exercise Specialist will serve as the training coordinator for the Medical Examiner Special Operations Response Team (MESORT), an interdisciplinary team tasked with responding to incidents involving numerous fatalities and/or in complex fatality management scenarios. As the MESORT coordinator, the Training and Exercise Specialist will be responsible for developing and carrying out training programs, monitoring and evaluating the Agency’s ongoing preparedness capabilities and performing disaster management functions in the event of an incident.

The Training and Exercise Specialist should be a pro-active, self-motivated individual who can work across technical disciplines to create integrated plans and operational teams. A background in emergency preparedness, disaster response and/or applied forensic sciences is essential. The Training and Exercise Specialist will report directly to the Deputy Director for Emergency Management and will be responsible for a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • 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 detail the outcomes of trainings, exercises, and assessments and ensures 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, and oral presentation skills.

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

  • Previous experience with training as well as curriculum development and design.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, lead meetings and complete tasks within specified deadlines. Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

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

  • Demonstrated experience in disaster response operations, preferably with a fatality management, forensic, or public health functional component.

  • Training in concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS) (ICS 100, 200 ,300, 700 and 800 preferred)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of hazardous material / WMD response protocols preferred.

  • 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.

Additional Information

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

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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: 337085

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Training and Exercise Coordinator


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