NYCHA seeks new director of emergency preparedness

The New York City Housing Authority is seeking a new director of emergency preparedness to oversee the city's emergency preparedness plans for housing residents.

The NYC Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in the country. It provides approximately eight percent of the NYC population, or 600,000 low-income residents, with public housing and home leasing options. NYCHA manages 178,000 apartments in more than 2,600 complexes.

The new director, who will report to the NYCHA general manager, will be responsible for creating emergency preparedness plans and response plans in the event of an emergency or disaster, which can include fires, natural disasters, infrastructure glitches, security threats, terrorist attacks and CBRN incidents.

Primary responsibilities of the position include the planning, organization and evaluation of NYC's Housing Authority's emergency preparedness plans, the development of business continuity programs, which includes developing internal relationships and programs for residents, providing leadership to shareholders and customers, leading the emergency response team and developing public awareness programs.

The director will also be responsible for establishing effective internal communication between staff, residents and other involved parties during times of emergencies, the creation of effective training and education packets for residents and staff, keeping an accurate count of NYCHA equipment, infrastructure, resident information and staff and assisting the development and administration of grants.

Anyone interested in applying can submit an application through the New York City government website.