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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/02/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID123265

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Assistance Representative - VID 123265

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $32.91 to $32.91 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 0%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 20


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address To Be Determined

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience in areas such as: construction services, bridges, road systems, HVAC, public service, computers, water treatment facilities, parks and recreation, environmental sciences/permitting, management, military, auditing; OR six years of relevant experience in the areas indicated.

Duties Description Perform duties for Recovery Operations:
• Validate county damage assessments immediately following a disaster (assess and document all significant impacts to a geographical area).
• Represent DHSES during FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) and advise DHSES leadership on any issues.
• Schedule, attend and participate in all meetings with applicants and assist in briefings to inform/educate applicants on recovery programs and administrative processes.
• Provide programmatic and technical assistance to applicants as required to formulate projects and input to the Grants Management Portal.
• Act as a resource for internal and external agency personnel and applicants concerning State and Federal laws, rules and regulations relating to Public Assistance programs.
• Develop project narratives, identify expenses, and review for eligibility and accuracy for reimbursement and reconciliation.
• Track and maintain project workloads and completion dates for Public Assistance Recovery Operations.
• Report to the DAR Coordinators, Deputy Chief and/or Chief of recovery as required and/or requested.
• Ability to work effectively with the County Emergency Manager and Office of Emergency Management Regional Director.
• Deploy to active disaster operations where needed in New York State for extended periods of time; up to 60 days based on the needs of the agency.

Perform project reviews:
• Review and/or provide professional recommendations on proposed project changes and progress payment requests.
• Organize, maintain and update electronic information and documentation for contracts, disaster declarations, letters, program and financial information, and reports.
• Validate claimed costs and special considerations.
• Provide project updates to the DAR Coordinator, Disaster Assistance Manager (DAM) and Disaster Assistance Officer (DAO).
• Assist applicants with the appeals process to FEMA.
• Perform other Public Assistance disaster related duties as assigned.

NOTE: Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.

Day time availability for training will be required. Positions are located throughout New York State, if you have a preferred County please mention this with your application.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/EP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and/or resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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