STGS is a major partner to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supporting its mission under various prime and/or sub-prime contracts for Public Assistance. The Public Assistance program supports recovery operations primarily for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities, such as: roads, bridges, municipal buildings, police and fire stations, water/wastewater treatment plants, etc., including Private Non-Profit facilities such as hospitals. The Hazard Mitigation assistance program supports operations to reduce the risk to life and property; including the existing build environment and future construction, in the pre and post disaster environments through regulations, local ordinances, land use and building practices.
· Conduct site assessments; and write damage descriptions and dimensions (DDD), scopes of work (SOW) to repair/replace damaged public infrastructure and develop cost estimates for the Federal funding of the projects.
· Formulate Project Worksheets (PWs) for the purposes of determining project eligibility, defining scopes of work and estimating costs to repair or replace a facility or structure in order to restore it to its pre-disaster design and capacity.
· Provide other technical, cost estimating, and disaster recovery and/or management services while supporting technical professionals.
· Monitor construction work to ensure compliance with approved SOWs, FEMA Public Assistance policies, and procedures.
· Provide reporting and management capabilities (i.e., quality assurance/quality control, data collection, technical writing) to assist in managing the overall efficiency of the disaster operation.
In preparation for task orders, we are looking for candidates that are interested in working on the PA TAC. Please note, qualified candidates for the FEMA Flex positions must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, be able to mobilize within 48 hours of contracts awarded, and open to working 8-12 hours per day, 5-6 days per week, potentially in remote disaster conditions. Most of the job responsibilities will be conducted in a FEMA office.
The successful candidates will have the necessary experience based on the positions needed for deployment. Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates must meet the following requirements:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Coastal Engineering, or other engineering field.
· A minimum of 2 years of relevant engineering experience is required in their field of expertise, preferably with roads, bridges, water/wastewater, coastal, HVAC systems, electrical transmission, buildings and/or structures.
· Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to pass a FBI background check prior to becoming eligible to deploy. This background check process is extremely time sensitive and qualified candidates must be willing to complete the process within 7 days.
· Ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster operation.
· Proficient with Microsoft Office product suite.
Due to the nature of the work, candidates must have significant focus and experience in providing excellent customer service, attention to detail. and must have excellent communication (writing and verbal) skills.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience(these are nice to haves but open to people who do not possess the below:
· Professional designation such as PE is desired.
· Preferred experience includes prior experience in the PA Program: Site Inspectors, Program Delivery Managers, Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) Crew Leader, Project Specialist, Debris Specialist, Debris Monitor, FEMA-certified Trainer, Hazard Mitigation Specialist (Sections 404 and 406), or Long Term Community Recovery Program Specialist.
· Preferred trainings include: Program Delivery Manager training, Site Inspector training, Public Assistance Operations I (PA Ops I), Public Assistance Operations II (PA Ops II), Project Worksheet (PW) Development, Cost Estimating Format (CEF), Debris Management/Operations, and/or 406 Hazard Mitigation.
· Qualified candidates must complete the required FEMA Training Courses (IS-632 and IS-634). This training must be completed prior to mobilizing for any FEMA disaster work.
Special Note: The initial work for FEMA may be up to 12 hours per day, 5-6 days per week. Rotations home approximately every 30-60 days (3-5 days) are provided to each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management.