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Jacobs FEMA Disaster Construction Manager - Region IX in Chandler, Arizona

FEMA Disaster Construction Manager - Region IX


Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.”

When it comes to FEMA disaster recovery work, we’re focused on helping our communities to recover for a brighter tomorrow.

If you want to join a company committed to you and your success, invest your technical expertise with us as a FEMA Construction Manager.

We are seeking Construction Managers to build a technical roster in support of our FEMA client in Region IX; Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii for future disaster recovery efforts. We are seeking local candidates who reside in these 4 states to help support our program with FEMA Public Assistance.

Jacobs currently has a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), known as the “Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC IV)” to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster-related operations throughout the U.S. FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain Environmental Planners, Engineers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Financial Analysts 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 disasters (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, etc.).

As a FEMA Construction Manager, you’ll manage the Public Assistance grant delivery process (from applicant assignment to exit briefing) for an average amount of eight (8) individual applicants simultaneously. The number of applicants will vary from approximately 1 to 15 depending on the number of projects and complexity of projects that an applicant claims. You’ll ensure program delivery in a timely, professional, customer-centric manner that meets all assigned applicant’s recovery priorities. You’ll review information gathered during the preliminary damage assessment (PDA) for assigned applicants, then conduct exploratory calls to gather information from applicants using assigned templates. You’ll establish regular meetings with the applicant to facilitate the program delivery and recovery process, and schedule site inspections with the applicants, then coordinate them with the Site Inspector Task Force Leader. You’ll participate in regular FEMA meetings by providing updates on work status, evaluate claims and make recommendations to FEMA as to whether the claim is eligible.

Bring your technical expertise and passion for FEMA disaster recovery work, and we’ll empower you to restore and improve our communities across the U.S.

Special Note:

For our FEMA client, qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, able to clear Department of Homeland Security background check for security clearance level of “Public Trust”, and open to working 8-12 hours per day for 5-6 days per week. You’ll potentially deploy to the field in remote disaster conditions, and most of the job responsibilities will be conducted in a FEMA office. Due to the nature of this type of unpredictable work, you must also have the ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours if ever needed to deploy, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster deployment, and be flexible for contingent type of project work.


Here's What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of professional experience in lieu of degree.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and must be able to clear Department of Homeland Security background check for security clearance level of “Public Trust”. 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 smart phone and Microsoft Office product suite. (all work is completed through a web-based application, so strong computer skills are a must).

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • 5 plus years of Construction Management experience within a technical field.

  • Significant focus and experience in providing excellent customer service, attention to detail and must have excellent communication (writing and verbal) skills.

  • 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.

  • Trainings completed in 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.

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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

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Primary Location United States-Arizona-Chandler-US AZ Chandler

Other Locations United States-California-Sacramento-US CA Sacramento - Sacramento, United States-Nevada-Las Vegas-US NV Las Vegas - Jacobs Engineering, United States-Hawaii-Honolulu-US HI Honolulu - Bishop Street

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: GES0000TR