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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/22/23

Applications Due12/08/23

Vacancy ID144653

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDHSES Program Administrator 1 - VID 144653

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Ave., Bldg. 7A

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES:
Current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 11 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1, 52.6, or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

70.4 Transfer: Candidates must have one year or more of qualifying permanent service at the Grade 11 or above AND possession of a bachelor’s degree; AND standing on the Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) or Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible lists.

PCO Candidates: Individuals with a score of 100 or above on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a DHSES Program Administrator 1, SG-18.

Individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree or higher AND have 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. If applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

For additional information regarding 55b/c and/or how to apply please visit the Civil Service webpage
PCO Candidates: Individuals with a score of 100 or above on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a DHSES Program Administrator 1, SG-18

Duties Description The incumbent will support the Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Field unit. The duties include, but not be limited to:

• Understand program policy and priorities in support of DHSES Recovery Program goals.
• Assist the DHSES JFO Liaison in establishing and operation of the JFO and Field staff during active disasters, establish procedures for tracking applicant and project status for all applicants, and conduct Applicant Briefings as needed.
• Provide appropriate training in coordination with County Emergency Managers and DHSES OEM Regional leadership and ensure information is accurate and presenters are capable.
• Facilitate, participate in, and deliver trainings and workshops to inform and educate applicants and staff of recovery program and administrative processes.
• Coordinate with Field Unit staff and Supervisors to identify training needs and ensure timely delivery to the Field Staff.
• Coordinate with FEMA and other Unit/JFO personnel to ensure the necessary obtaining rights are granted to personnel during active disasters and coordinate DHSES personnel support for FEMA training. Provide appropriate training in system use and act as the point of contact between DHSES and FEMA to address and resolve System problems at the JFO.
• Understand and be conversant in federal regulations, policy, and guidelines related to the various disaster assistance programs to include the Robert G. Stafford Act, 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 2 CFR, FEMA policy and guidance, U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Program, Office of General Services procurement policies, Office of the State Comptroller policies, Division of the Budget policies, and related information as appropriate.
• Provide accurate policy guidance (from the Stafford Act, 44 CFR, 2 CFR, and other PA policies) to DAR staff and applicants.
• Provide guidance and supervision of assigned staff. Approve time sheets and ensure compliance with DHSES policies and procedures.
• Attend meetings with FEMA, state agencies, and applicants as needed.

Additional Comments NOTE: Work schedule may vary based on operational need.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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.

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

Name Human Resources/ZP

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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