New York City DOHMH seeks PECO planner

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response is seeking a post-emergency canvassing operations planner, according to a job listing posted on Thursday.

The OEPR's Bureau of Agency Preparedness and Response is hiring an individual to contribute to an initiative that will help vulnerable populations in New York City following an emergency. The candidate would help to plan post-emergency activities supported by the PECO program, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant-funded project.

The mission of the PECO program is to reach out to and assess residents who remain in their homes following a man-made catastrophic event or a devastating natural disaster.

The PECO planner would be responsible for coordinating and documenting emergency plans, conducting exercises and trainings related to canvassing, manage operations and data and facilitating inter- and intra-agency collaboration. The planner will serve as project manager for development of the PECO program, develop a plan and coordinate the PECO program, create protocols for the program, establish and oversee position specific training, convene PECO program partners to initiate a planning process, support the development of a city-wide incident management team, create processes and protocols for PECO program data management and draft assessment tools to monitor the effectiveness of the program.

Candidates should have proficiency in the National All-Hazard Incident Management Team, City-wide Incident Management System, Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System. The position requires a Master's degree in emergency management, public health, public administration or other related field and at least three years of experience in a similar capacity.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response promotes the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency incidents. The Bureau of Agency Preparedness and Response oversees the development of planning tools for preparedness and response, maintaining city-wide situational awareness and the conduct of exercises and training across the agency.