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Mitigation Position in North Dakota

August 26, 2011

At the State of North Dakota:

Vacancy Announcement

Temporary Mitigation Grant Program Specialist
Department Of Emergency Services – Adjutant General

Location: Bismarck
Salary: $16.00 – $18.00/hr
Closing Date: September 12, 2011
Position Number: 540-9999
Requisition Number: None
Status: Full-time, Temporary (no benefits)
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: August 22, 2011

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Business or Public Administration, Geology, Engineering, Accounting or a closely related field.  Or, an Associates degree in one of the above listed areas and two years of professional work experience related to emergency management with specialized knowledge in hazard mitigation project implementation or federal grant management.  Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks and background investigation are required.

Application Procedures:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, State of ND Application Form (SFN 10950) and a detailed resume.  Application materials can be mailed to Office of the Adjutant General, ATTN:  Cindy Pazdernik, PO Box 5511,  Bismarck, ND 58506-5511 or e-mailed to or faxed to (701) 333-2067 ATTN: Cindy.

Application forms are available from any ND Job Service office, Human Resource Management Services, or on the web at  Application materials must be received at the Human Resource Office, Bldg 030, Fraine Barracks by 5:00 pm on the closing date indicated.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214.  Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Veteran’s Affairs Office indicating disability.  Claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from the Veteran’s Affairs Office indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.

Contact Cindy Pazdernik at (701) 333-2082 for more information or if you need accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process.

Summary of Work:

Provide administrative support for emergency and disaster response for the Department of Emergency Services with direction from the State Hazard Mitigation Officer.  This position is located in a non-smoking work environment.

  1. Provide technical assistance to local, tribal and state officials in developing eligible Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (Unified HMA) grant project applications in accordance with federal, state, local, tribal laws and regulations.
  2. Evaluate mitigation project application benefit/cost ratio using FEMA approved Benefit/Cost Anaylsis model and applicable guidance.
  3. Enter mitigation project application data using the NEMIS software system.
  4. Monitor and provide technical assistance to local, tribal and state officals in the implementation of approved/awarded mitigation projects ensuring compliance with approved scope of work, cost estimate and performance period in accordance with approved grant award.
  5. Evaluate grant expense requests for eligible reimbursement in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  Process eligible reimbursement using standard accounting practices and in accordance with appropriate federal and state laws, regulations, policies and guidance.
  6. Provide program briefings detailing the technical aspects of the Unified HMA programs.
  7. Must possess or demonstrate the potential to obtain proficient knowledge in project management, financial management and administrative processes.
  8. Working knowledge of the federal legal/regulatory basis for applicable hazard mitigation initiatives and programs applied through the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (Unified HMA).
  9. Knowledgeable of MicroSoft Office software programs.
  10. Ability to multi-task and work within a fast paced work environment.
  11. Written and oral communication skills are required.
  12. Perform additional duties as required or assigned.
  13. In-state and out-of-state travel is required.
  14. Extra hours may be required during emergency operations or recovery.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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