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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/10/18

Applications Due12/31/19

Vacancy ID55023

AgencyHomeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

TitleDisaster Assistance Representative

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $24.23 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

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 Nassau

Street Address Main Office - DHSES, State Office Campus

1220 Washington Avenue

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:
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 for extended periods of time; up to 60 days based on the needs the agency.
• 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.

Additional Comments These positions typically work from home and are contacted on an as needed basis. Day time availability for training will be required. Workflow is based on agency need.

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/RLD/DAR

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 Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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