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Jacobs FEMA Public Assistance Program - Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) Specialist in Lawrence, Kansas

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We are excited to announce CCPRS won the next 5-year contract for Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contractors – PA TAC V in the West Zone! The West Zone includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.

If you want to join a company committed to you and your success, invest your technical expertise with us as a FEMA Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) Specialist. Through CCPRS, Jacobs is looking for you 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 and public entities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure/facilities damaged by disasters (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, parks etc.).

As a FEMA EHP Specialist you will support recovery efforts as it relates to Environmental Historic Preservation. You’ll conduct site assessments and write damage descriptions and dimensions (DDD) and develop cost estimates for the Federal funding of the projects. You’ll write 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. We’ll lean on you to provide technical, cost estimating, and disaster recovery and/or management services while supporting technical professionals. You’ll be a key member of the team in assisting project managers or engineers in major segments of moderate to complex projects or tasks, and provide reporting and management assistance for the overall efficiency of the disaster operation. We’ll rely on your expertise in interpreting construction work to ensure compliance with contract drawings and specifications as well as FEMA Public Assistance policy and procedure.

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 :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Historical Architecture, History, Environmental Science, or related field.

  • 5 plus years of relevant experience as an archaeologist, Architectural Historian, Historical Architect, and/or NEPA Specialist.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to pass an FBI background check.

  • Must have a clean driving record and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.

  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours, commit to a minimum 90-day assignment in remote locations and disaster conditions.

  • Ability to work well across multiple teams and meet critical deadlines.

  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of times on varying terrain.

  • Flexibility to work in different locations as needed by FEMA.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

  • Computer Proficiency--in this role you must be competent and fully proficient at operating a computer, finding files, editing documents in adobe and word, working with Excel spreadsheets, ability to effectively interface with applications in web browsers, working knowledge of saving, renaming, editing, organizing files and moving between iPhone and PC seamlessly.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • 15 plus years of relevant experience as an archaeologist, architectural historian, historical architect, and/or NEPA Specialist.

  • Archaeologists and Architectural Historians will meet the professional standards outlined by the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines in their field.

  • Archaeologists should have a professional designation such as Registered Professional Archeologist.

  • 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.  

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