Disaster Zone

Job: Washington State, Public Assistance Program Assistant

Public assistance means, not the public, but government organizations.

by Eric Holdeman / April 16, 2018

This is a project position, tied likely to recent disasters. If another disaster happens before this two-year project position expires — you might have another two years!  

Check out Public Assistance Program Assistant (Emergency Management Program Specialist 1).

See below for major duties. It is a very "administrative" function. If you like that sort of thing, with the frequency of disasters, you will likely always be able to find employment in emergency management — if you have a good reputation, that is. 

Responsible to perform grant documentation and grant funds reimbursements:

  • Develop and monitor grant contracts.Coordinate and process
  • grant funds reimbursement requests.
  • Coordinate and ensure timely process Sub-recipient refunds received.
  • Review and annotate grant award general and special conditions.
  • Grant reporting to federal and state oversight agencies.

Assist varies PA Program Managers in coordinating and completing Sub-recipient grants closure reporting to federal and state oversight agencies:

  • Initiate grant closure procedures and assist in contract and grant close-out process.
  • Ensure all mandated special conditions such as insurance requirements, environmental requirements, archeological/historic requirements, and hazard mitigation completion requirements have been reviewed and certified.
  • Reconcile all payment requests and reimbursements with Finance Office to ensure fund balance accuracy.
  • Ensure Sub-recipient case management files for records retention ensuring the entire file is complete with all construction and non-construction documentation.