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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152644


AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDHSES Program Administrator 2 - VID 152644

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 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 9 AM

To 5 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 New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 21 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description This position oversees a Public Assistance Administration team with a focus on applicants.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Provide management level oversight for federal disaster assistance grants to repair and replace infrastructure and implement mitigation measures in future disasters.
• Develop and understand program policy and priorities in support of DHSES Recovery Program goals.
• Understand 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 direct guidance to DHSES Executives, the Governor’s office, state agencies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations on Recovery program objectives, strategies, rules, and regulations.
• Develop new statewide objectives and priorities as needed.
• Function as primary subject matter expert, consultant and interpreter on all applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and protocols. Analyze legislation and act as a resource for internal staff, program associates, and other stakeholders.
• Initiate, participate in discussions, and monitor trends on policy and program changes and implications for states and subgrantees with administrators and program leads in FEMA HQ, FEMA regions, and other states.
• Manage permanent, temporary and contractor staff to ensure consistency and quality of program administration and support.
• Establish and monitor FEMA program deadlines and reporting requirements, and communicate regularly with FEMA, state, local, voluntary, not-for-profit organizations, and staff.
• Interface on a regular basis with FEMA and regional staff to facilitate rapid resolutions to emerging issues and ensure that program objectives are met.
• Support the State Emergency Operations Center or field offices during emergency or disaster activations and ongoing events.
• Support and staff active Disaster Assistance Centers and Federal/State Joint Field Offices and serve as a lead state recovery program representative or in other leadership roles during active disasters.
• Develop and provide comprehensive written and verbal special reports and analyses for DHSES and State leadership.
• Direct and coordinate assessments of damaged areas following emergencies and disasters.
• Direct the preparation of applications for assistance, correspondence, and supplemental information in support of a Governor’s request for FEMA federal assistance.
• Develop and deliver training and presentations on Recovery programs in a wide variety of national or regional professional forums to peers, elected officials, local and non-profit organizations.
• Supervise permanent, temporary, and contractual staff performing all supervisory duties as required.
• Perform other duties as required.

*Work schedule may vary based on operational need.

There are two vacancies which will be filled with this posting.

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

Travel may be required (approximately 10%), including during evening and weekends, depending on mission and assignment.

Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required, or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

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/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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