CH2M FEMA Disaster Assistance - Geotechnical Engineer - Southeast United States in Orlando, Florida

Job Purpose: Support our FEMA client, in response to the Hurricane Harvey and Irma Recovery efforts.

CH2M has a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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 architect–engineers, consultants, 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.). 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. 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, 6-7 days per week in remote disaster conditions.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering is required.

  • Individual must have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in geotechnical engineering experience is required. Experience should include experience conducting geotechnical evaluations and/or studies of types of soils and failed slopes; and preparing repair or construction projects in types of soils, both pre- and post-stabilization, including determining feasibility and least cost method of repair.

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Professional designation such as PE is preferred.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following FEMA Public Assistance classroom trainings: 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, 406 Hazard Mitigation.

  • Prior FEMA Public Assistance disaster response and recovery experience in one of the following areas: 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 is preferred.

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

Special Note: The initial work for FEMA may be 8-12 hours per day, 6-7 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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