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ADMINISTRATOR III

State Public Assistance Officer

Recruitment #17-002588-0027

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Emergency Management Agency, MEMA, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for managing and administering the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program for the State of Maryland.

The Public Assistance (PA) Program is FEMA's largest disaster recovery program. Administration of the PA Program encompasses pre-disaster and post event management of disaster recovery efforts, including coordinating damage assessments, conducting State operations in the Joint Field Office (JFO), reviewing claims, processing appeals and closing out projects and grants.

These duties are mandated by Federal Law under the Robert T. Stafford Act,  as amended, and involve working directly with federal, state and local officials and legislators and providing guidance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security, Emergency Management or other relevant field

Experience with the preparation of Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

Experience reviewing and approving Request for Public Assistance for legitimacy and eligibility, as it relates to Federal Disaster Declarations 

Experience/working knowledge of Public Assistance (PA) Program, including the Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Plan

Familiarity with Debris Management

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The duties of the State Public Assistance Officer are full-time, requiring the person in this position to work rotating shifts as needed as well as being "on call" 24/7

SELECTION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.

Applicants must meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.

We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

The online application process is STRONGLY recommended.

 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the paper application to:

Princess Neal-Washington

Maryland Military Department

Fifth Regiment Armory

29th Division Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Email: princess.nealw@maryland.gov

The paper application must be received by 5:00 P.M., on the closing date of the recruitment.

No postmarks will be accepted.

 

For questions concerning this recruitment, please call 410-234-3838

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.