HM Engineer & Architect Specialist

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5261912 Creation Date Oct 06, 2017
Employer Posting No 0160 Closing Date Nov 05, 2017
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78753 Employer Type Federal Government
Openings 2

Job Description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is seeking a limited number of applicants for temporary jobs in Austin, Texas.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable and a high performance workforce.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Position Title: HM Engineer & Architect Specialist

Duties & Responsibilities:
The HM Engineer and Architect Specialist will work directly with State and local governments to evaluate eligible damages under the Stafford Act, Public Assistance Program and for the addition of supplemental improvements to mitigate against future damage. Primary duties are to review existing damage descriptions, evaluate applicant mitigation proposals in accordance with Public Assistance Recovery Policies, write a clear and concise scope of work for disaster related mitigation, and develop cost estimates for that scope of work. HM Engineer and Architect Specialist should have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to any of the following disciplines: municipal civil infrastructure systems, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, heavy construction (road and bridge design/repair, embankment stabilization, public buildings), port facility infrastructure, civil/construction engineering, WTP design/construction, WWTP design/construction or dam design/construction. Position will serve as a point-of-contact with internal and external shareholders who are involved in mitigation.

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Some College
• High School Diploma / GED

Relevant Experience Required:
Candidates that possess an accredited degree in any of the following are preferred but not required:
Civil/Structural/Construction/Environmental/Coastal/Electrical/Geotechnical Engineering. The incumbent should have a minimum of two years of experience as an engineer working in municipal civil infrastructure, hydrology, heavy construction (public buildings, roads, bridges, and dams), port infrastructure, coastal construction, WTP design/construction, WWTP design/construction. Consideration will be provided to Engineering students currently enrolled in an accredited program and have completed at least two years of credits towards a four year degree.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Travel is required for meetings, interviews and site visits. Could be working outside in extreme temperatures.
• Proficiency in MS Office software such as MS Word and Excel and other automated data bases.
• Skilled in reading, policy/regulatory documentation and plan review. Ability to prepare clear and concise written documents, describe complicated engineering concepts to non technical audiences, and work independently with limited oversight.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. All candidates should possess strong computer, typing, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Construction.

License and Certificate:
• PE or EIT preferred.

Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:
• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - Employer contribution is 75% of premium
• Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
• Holiday pay
• Worker’s Compensation

Important Notices- Please be advised:
We request that you submit your resume via e-mail to: with the following subject line: #0160 HM Engineer & Architect Specialist
Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing.

This is a TEMPORARY position for up to 120 days which could be terminated or extended at any time, depending on the needs of the operation. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.
You may be required to work 10-12 hour a day 7 days a week.
You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)
Eighteen years of age and US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
Salaries are comparable to local prevailing wages.

FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FEMA has a 'zero tolerance' discrimination policy and is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, assignment, management of the Joint Field Office, guidance to the State, presentations to the public, and the provision of disaster assistance. This commitment specifically includes sensitivity to providing reasonable accommodation for people with a disability and a clear statement that any appearance of sexual harassment will not be tolerated in FEMA.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $45.00 / HR and $45.00 / HR
Shift Days (First) Duration Temp OR Temp to Hire
Workweek Full Time
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? Yes

Job Requirements

Occupation Vocational Education Teachers Postsecondary
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type PE or EIT
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
  • Peripheral Devices (Scanners, Printers, etc)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)
  • English; Fluency - Excellent (Read, Write, Speak)
Driver's License Type Class C - Standard Driver's License

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Job Title HM Engineer & Architect Specialist
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Job Closing Date Nov 5, 2017
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