Working at DHSES

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Join Our Team

Join Our Team at DHSES
Secure Your Career!

Are you interested in helping New York prepare for whatever is next? Do you want to make a difference in helping New Yorkers before, during and after major emergencies, weather-related storms and public events? Would you like to support the State’s public safety measures? If this sounds like you, then the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is the place for you! Our team has a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Join our growing and dynamic organization, which has a broad spectrum of responsibilities across the State.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all eligible candidates to apply for a career with our agency.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Current Job Postings

We employ people with a wide range of skills from emergency management, fire investigation and cyber incident response to administrators, analysts, lawyers and more. These include:

• Disaster Preparedness Assistant
• Disaster Preparedness Program Representative
• DHSES Program Administrator
• Fire Protection Specialist
• Homeland Security Program Analyst
• Public Safety Grants Representative
• Human Resource Specialist
• Contract Management Specialist
• Program Aide
• Radio Engineer
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Employment Opportunities
Job Fairs
Jul. 179am - 4pmAlbany Job FairHoliday Inn Express, Route 9, Latham
Jul. 1811am - 1pmRome Community Job FairRome Alliance Church, 920 Turin St., Rome
Sep. 2411am - 3pmTechnology and Science Job & Internship FairETEC Building, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany, NY
Oct. 211am - 2pmAll Majors Career Fair34 Cornell Dr, Canton, NY
Oct. 811am - 3pmGovernment and Non-Profit Job & Internship FairETEC Lobby, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany, NY



Where We Work

Most of our staff work at our main offices in the Albany area but we also have opportunities in these locations:

East Syracuse | Glens Falls | Great Valley | Guilderland Center | Hamburg | Hauppauge | Hornell | Jamaica | Latham | Montgomery | New York City | Oneonta | Oriskany | Plattsburgh | Potsdam | Poughkeepsie | Rochester | South Bristol | Syracuse | Tarrytown
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Who We Work With

During emergencies, we partner with other state agencies to support those affected in all of New York’s 62 counties.

Our dedicated, diverse employees work with all levels of federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and volunteer organizations to improve the readiness and response capabilities of communities throughout the Empire State.
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Heath Care Coverage

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Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.


Paid Holidays and Leave

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When you work for DHSES, you receive 13 paid holidays each year; 13 days of paid vacation leave initially; five days of paid personal leave each year; 13 days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year; and up to three days of leave each year to participate in professional development events.



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Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.


Additional Benefits