Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/10/21
Applications Due: 01/31/22
Vacancy ID: 89867

Position Information

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Assistance Representative

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $24.23 to $24.23 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

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? No


County To Be Determined

Street Address Harriman State Office Campus, 1220 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Job Specifics

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:
o Validate county damage assessments immediately following a disaster (assess and document all significant impacts to a geographical area).
o Represent DHSES during FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) and advise DHSES leadership on any issues.
o Schedule, attend and participate in all meetings with applicants and assist in briefings to inform/educate applicants on recovery programs and administrative processes.
o Provide programmatic and technical assistance to applicants as required to formulate projects and input to the Grants Management Portal.
o 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.
o Develop project narratives, identify expenses, and review for eligibility and accuracy for reimbursement and reconciliation.
o Track and maintain project workloads and completion dates for Public Assistance Recovery Operations.
o Report to the DAR Coordinators, Deputy Chief and/or Chief of recovery as required and/or requested.
o Ability to work effectively with the County Emergency Management and Office of Emergency Management Regional Director.
o Deploy to active disaster operations where needed in New York State.
• Perform project reviews:
o Review and/or provide professional recommendations on proposed project changes and progress payment requests.
o Organize, maintain and update electronic information and documentation for contracts, disaster declarations, letters, program and financial information, and reports.
o Validate claimed costs and special considerations.
o Provide project updates to the DAR Coordinator, Disaster Assistance Manager (DAM) and Disaster Assistance Officer (DAO).
o Assist applicants with the appeals process to FEMA.
o 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.

Accordingly, to apply for this vacancy, candidates should submit a letter to referencing the vacancy ID number/DAR/County of interest (i.e. 12345/DAR/Albany) and include a clear, concise resume providing specific, verifiable information about their qualifying experience. This must be received by the closing date or your response will not be considered.

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources/MH/

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 cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title, Vacancy ID number, and County you are interested in when applying.