U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Public Assistance Coordinator (See Definition Below)
Category: Information & Planning (ESF #5)
Kind: Personnel
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel

Basic Required Training Recovery Operation I and II; Debris Management and Technology Security

Continuing Education (CE) as example Environmental and Historical Preservation

406 Hazard Mitigation;

PA Cost Estimating Format

On-the-Job Training

Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) Basic Training, on-the-job training and CE Attending Scoping Meetings and FEMA State PA meetings

Trainee Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) Basic Required Training, CE and on-the-job training for an average of 2 disasters.
Assisted a PAC on the average 2 disasters, attend applicant briefings and kick-off meetings

Project Officer (PO) Basic Training CE, and on-the-job training; prepare PWs; attend applicant briefings and kick-off meetings

Trainee Project Officer (PO) Basic Required Training and on-the-job training for an average of 2 disasters. Assisted a PO on the average 2 disasters, attend applicant briefings and kick-off meetings

 
Equipment  

Laptop/wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/or cell phone; GPS,; General Office Supplies; Standard Forms; All-weather equipment and clothing

Laptop/wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/or cell phone; GPS; General Office Supplies; Standard Forms; All-weather equipment and clothing

Laptop/wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/or cell phone; GPS; General Office Supplies; Standard Forms; All-weather equipment and clothing

Laptop/wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/or cell phone; GPS; General Office Supplies; Standard Forms; All-weather equipment and clothing

 
   

 

Comments:

The Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) is a subsection of the Public Assistance Team (PAT). The PAC is assigned to work with a Public Assistance (PA) applicant from declaration to funding approval. Posses an in-depth working knowledge of disaster relief laws, regulations, and Public Assistance programs and recovery roles of government and the private sector. Must have working knowledge of Project Worksheets preparation and validation, environmental and flood plain regulations, insurance requirements, Preliminary Damage Assessment, and 406 Mitigation. Capable of representing FEMA and officiating at public meetings and managing Project Officers and support staff. Working knowledge of NEMIS. Leadership, management, communication, organizational, interpersonal, and cognitive skills are required. The PAC performs functions of public assistance involving seven categories of eligible work as well as working with public officials on several areas of responsibility. This team is not part of the Incident Command System, but rather is a specialty team that may be called on during times of need.



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