PA TAC FEMA Disaster -- Technical Positions in New York City, Essex County, New Jersey, United States

Job Purpose: We are seeking to build a local roster around our 5 Regional offices in support of our FEMA client working in the U.S. 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 Civil Engineers, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Construction Inspectors, TAC Coordinators, Environmental Historic Preservationists and other related technical 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 anyof theses 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 positions must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check and be able to mobilize within 48 hours of contracts awarded.     Special Note: The initial work for FEMA may be up to 12 hours per day, 5-7 days per week. Rotations home approximately every 45-60 days (5-7 days) are provided to each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management.   



     
  • 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.
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  • Ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster operation.
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  • Proficient with Microsoft Office product suite.
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  • 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: 
     
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Due to the nature of the work, candidates must have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug free workplace.

About Jacobs

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

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