Coastal Storm Planning Program Manager; New York City Emergency Management

Job Title: 
Coastal Storm Planning Program Manager
Job Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
$75,197.00 - $77,344.00/year

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Coastal Storm Planning Program Manager to enhance the plan development process coastal storm response planning. The Program Manager will have broad responsibility to coordinate plan development and design for citywide coastal storm emergency response plans and will be responsible for streamlining existing mechanisms, facilitating intra/inter-agency coordination and communication, and developing new initiatives. 

The candidate will report to the Director of Plan Management and will:
• Oversee the development and maintenance of the Coastal Storm Planning Suite and all major coastal storm-related planning documents
• Write, edit, and socialize planning documents, in coordination with internal and external partners
• Oversee the development of a comprehensive Coastal Storm Plan for the City
• Develop relationships with internal and external planning stakeholders to enhance collaboration throughout Coastal Storm planning processes
• Develop and implement new Coastal Storm planning initiatives
• Provide project management leadership and support to assigned projects and assure production of deliverables
• Manage coastal storm planning staff members, as applicable
• Coordinate with all planning groups within Plan Management (Plan Management, Plan Revision, HazMat Planning, and All-Hazard Planning) to streamline efforts, collaborate, and enhance Citywide plans and planning processes
• Coordinate and implement strategies for plan implementation, awareness, and promotion
• Support special projects as needed

Minimum Qual Requirements

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

• Experience applying the concepts, theories, and practices of emergency management to citywide emergency response plans
• Superior project management skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects within specified deadlines
• Superior editing, organizational, and written communications skills
• Superior verbal communications skills and the ability to give high-level presentations in various subject matters to a wide range of stakeholders
• Experience distilling complex information into manageable, actionable briefing documents
• Confidence and experience managing multiple projects in a high pressure work environment
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well within a team structure
• Ability to continually enhance products based on lessons learned from real-world incidents and exercises
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
• Experience managing staff preferred, but not required
• Experience with design products, such as InDesign or Illustrator preferred, but not required

Additional Information

New York City Emergency Management (NYC EM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYC EM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.

The Plan Management unit Streamlines, formats and maintains New York City’s emergency plans and associated documents, which may include protocols, manuals, playbooks, checklists and quick sheets

The selected candidate will be assigned to an Emergency Operations Center team and will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises, assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups, and will undertake special projects as assigned.

To Apply

Current City Employees: Apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS).  Go to Recruiting Activities¿Careers and search Job ID# 438972

Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply via NYC Careers. Go to and search Job ID# 438972




Work Location

165 Cadman Plaza East
brooklyn, NY 11201

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.

Please note that all jobs are automatically removed once the application deadline passes. Jobs without a deadline are automatically removed after 30 days.