Deputy Commissioner

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The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS), a city agency working in partnership with other public and private organizations to provide temporary emergency shelter and support services for eligible homeless men, women and children, is seeking an individual to serve as Deputy Commissioner of Security and Emergency Operations.
Reporting to the Commissioner of Homeless Services, the Deputy Commissioner of Security and Emergency Operations will:
•Serve as the principal Security and Emergency Operations representative and as a member of the agency executive staff with responsibility for the management of security and emergency operations in all City-owned DHS work locations and shelters, and all DHS-funded locations operated by not-for-profit social services organizations.
•Serve as the principal agency executive liaison to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM); act as the agency executive sponsor to the city-wide COOP planning process; oversee agency-wide preparedness planning, city-wide emergency response and all-hazard mitigation efforts for both man-made and natural disasters, including but not limited to coastal storms & severe weather events, pandemic influenza outbreaks, acts of terrorism impacting agency facilities and city-wide sheltering emergencies.
•Administer the Division annual budgets for Personnel Services (PS) and Other Than Personnel Services (OTPS) costs, including all aspects of contract solicitation, oversight, and performance evaluation of private security firms providing services to DHS.
•The Deputy Commissioner of Security and Emergency Operations will function as a senior security advisor to DHS executive and senior management. The responsibilities include: establishing and implementing security goals/objectives, policies/procedures, and systems/methods, working closely with the New York City Police Department; overseeing and directing the allocation, budget, deployment, assignment, and training of new as well as existing DHS security staff; and serving as the principal DHS security liaison working with other DHS Divisions, City agencies, and City, State and Federal law enforcement personnel on security issues.
The Deputy Commissioner of Security and Emergency Operations may also be required to perform and/or implement special agency projects as required including but not limited to, crime reduction strategies, assisting in street homeless outreach initiatives and being responsible for 24/7 functioning of the agency Operations Desk (OPSDESK), for reporting and notifications of serious incidents and emergencies agency-wide.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience conducting investigations to identify or gather evidence of criminal activity or fraud, or to verify or evaluate qualifications of persons for employment or licensure, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing investigations or related work: or
2. An associate degree or 60 credits from an accredited college and six years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
Extensive executive experience is highly desired. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in law enforcement, shelter security management and working with the homeless population regarding rules and regulations and violations of law. Knowledge of applicable laws including penal law, criminal procedure law and administrative codes and familiarity with the city's Coastal Storm Plan and emergency sheltering program and Incident Command System (ICS) is necessary. Special consideration will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and/or an educational background pertaining to policing within a social service framework.
To Apply
For City Employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID # 120013 .
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Various – Must be available for emergencies
Work Location
33 Beaver St, New York NY
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is required.
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