Fema Disaster Assistance Civil Engineering Professionals

Jacobs Engineering Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 months ago

Job Purpose: We are seeking Engineering Professionals to build a roster in support of our FEMA client across United States, for disaster recovery efforts.

Jacobs has a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), known as the "Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC)" to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related operations throughout the U.S.

FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain Construction Managers, Construction Inspectors, Project Managers, TAC Coordinators and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by natural or man-made disasters (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, etc.).

In this role, you may have the following general responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Due to the nature of the work, candidates must have excellent customer service and communication skills.

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.


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