Program Manager of the office of Professional Development

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world’s busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. The Department’s main goal is to provide fire protection, emergency medical care, and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. FDNY members are sworn to serve and protect life and property and the Department works to continually educate the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes. Since its inception in 1865, FDNY has helped lead efforts to make New York the safest big city in the nation. This accomplishment requires a steadfast and daily commitment to maintaining the Department’s core values.

The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), seeks a full-time Administrative Public Information Specialist in the Office of Professional Development. Reporting directly to the Executive Officer for Professional Development, the successful candidate will: be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive internal and external training programs for all FDNY staff. This includes, but is not limited to, “soft skills” training such as leadership, strategic management, conflict resolution, decision-making, emotional intelligence, computer skills, and other continuing education. The overall goal of the Office of Professional Development is to create a highly skilled workforce by investing in staff from all bureaus throughout the FDNY and fostering a culture of collaboration. Responsibilities include:
• Developing courses and trainings that support the mission of the OPD.
• Oversee the full cycle of course development including planning, content creation, implementation, and evaluation.
• Communicate OPD initiatives to all FDNY members such as available trainings and application processes.
• Secure funding for the Office’s initiatives.
• Maintain partnerships with FDNY Budget Services, Office of Grants Development and the FDNY Foundation.
• Manage administrative and logistical needs for Office events.
• Maintain strategic partnerships with external stakeholders to garner support for leadership and management initiatives.
• Coordinate legacy programs as part of the OPD including FOMI.
• Use data driven methods to evaluation and report OPD’s success.
• Coordinate the OPD Working Group. with the Executive Officer.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with 24 credits in English, journalism or public relations, plus five (5) years of full-time paid experience in public relations, journalism or advertising, including two (2) years in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity; or
2. A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. Graduate study in English, journalism, or public relations may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. However, all candidates must have at least two (2) years of administrative, supervisory, or consultative experience in public relations, journalism or advertising.

Preferred Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or a similar field required. Master’s degree in the fields of analytics, policy, public administration and/or social sciences preferred. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Self-motivated, with attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work in a team environment. Previous experience with program management, preferably in a higher education environment. Experience in budgeting, grant development and funding, and reporting. Experience in program evaluation and data management.

Additional Information

We offer great benefits and programs!

Health Benefits at no or low cost with an array of health plans
Defined Pension Plans
401(k) and 457(k) Retirement Savings Programs
Dental and Vision Coverage
Prescription Drug Program
Flexible Spending Program
Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave
Training and Professional Development
Opportunity for Scholarship
College Savings Program
Commuter Benefits
Employee Assistance Programs
Workplace Wellness Programs
Student Loan Forgiveness
Municipal Credit Union

*Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.

To Apply


55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at .

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.


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job Category
Administration and Office
Job Type
USD 58,700.00 - 161,534.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York