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By | April 13, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Disaster Assistance Representative

Salary : $24.23 an hour

Company : Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

Location : Albany, NY 12226


  • 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.


  • 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.

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