NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)'s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response(OEPR)was created to promote DOHMH's and NYC's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies. OEPR coordinates agency-wide emergency preparedness planning,exercises and training,evaluation of incident response, exercise performance and coordinating with community stakeholders, city, state&federal partners on public health emergency planning and response. We work with healthcare partners to optimize the provision of health services during a large-scale disaster.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
-Maintenance of inventory control of a stockpile using a professional grade Warehouse Management System; including item set-up, item tracking, cycle counting and identification/disposition of expired items.
-Coordination of purchases/receipt of new items; and the implementation of storage tactics that support very efficient deployment.
-Improvement of item/kit cataloging process for the NYC Health Stockpile, which includes all items stored, kitted and distributed in support of the operations described above.
-Assistance improving plans for local fulfillment (i.e. between the warehouse and dispensing sites or other field operation sites such as Canvassing Assembly Points as part of PECO. Areas of support cover supply chain processes such as receipt and distribution planning, requests intake, warehousing, transportation and fulfillment.
-Development of, and training on procedure/plans and other job documents for both warehouse and command level staff who would support distribution and fulfillment operations during a response.
-Tracking of financial expenses including supplies, labor and transportation costs.
-Participation in drills and exercises designed to enhance the readiness of the City to respond to an emergency by testing the ability to deploy assets in support of all operations described above (PODs, PECO, CRCs, etc.).
-Completion of other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.
-It is expected that the SCC will be a key member of the incident command structure during emergency responses, which may include 24 hour availability.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialists (HMH) will be required to work during public health emergency activations, drills and/or trainings. Qualification Requirements
1. Master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public health, disaster management, emergency preparedness/administration, public administration, or related field and one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following area(s): emergency preparedness planning/management, emergency medical services, fire or public safety, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, mental health, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related specialized area; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above; or 3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above.
Two or more years experience in an office setting supporting supply chain, logistics or distribution operations through work related, but not limited to, any of the following areas: management of item receipt, storage & distribution, inventory control, customer service (i.e. intake of internal/external requests for supply), transportation and supply chain improvement; strong written and oral communications skills;. ability to work effectively independently, constructively as part of a team and with a wide variety of stakeholders; knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Visio and SharePoint; experience with a Warehouse Management System or inventory management software helpful; experience in project management and process improvement helpful; experience with supply chain performance metrics helpful; experience in Emergency Response helpful; possess NYS Drivers License, (Class A, B or C) or non-CDL Class C helpful.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to provide copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
- Current Resume
- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to make a compliance appointment. By the time of this appointment you should be ready to produce in addition to the above documents, your original Social Security card.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 278634.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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.