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CDM Smith FEMA - Construction Specialist (Nationwide Openings) in Henderson, Nevada


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Job Description:

  • Schedules and conducts site inspections with applicants, performs accurate quantification and detailed descriptions of disaster related damage, takes photographs and completes sketches of sites.

  • Identifies need for and engages technical specialists when appropriate throughout the process.

  • Obtains the applicant representative’s agreement that all disaster-related damage was described and quantified correctly, delivers the completed site inspection information in a timely manner, develops scopes of work with code and standard requirements, and works with the applicant to prioritize their projects, and meet regularly on the status.

  • Evaluates applicant-provided cost claims for reasonableness and makes recommendations to FEMA regarding claim eligibility.

  • Assists with the development of the final determinations while participating in regular FEMA meetings.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Title:

FEMA - Construction Specialist (Nationwide Openings)


WAF Field Mod Fringe

CDM Smith Employment Type:

CDM Temporary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years of in-field experience or 2 years of in-field experience with a bachelor’s degree.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Domestic travel is required.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. CDM Smith is a major partner to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), supporting its mission under various prime and/or sub-prime contracts for Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance, and Risk Analysis. 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.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Driving may be required depending on location of disaster and role.

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

  • Good attention to detail and customer service skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and remain flexible.

  • Knowledge of various construction disciplines, scheduling, safety regulations, etc.

  • Demonstrates ability to complete assignments accurately and on time.