Parsons Corporation Housing - SME - Disaster Recovery in Saint Rose, Louisiana
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Housing SME-Disaster Recovery
Nation Wide/United States
Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible job opportunity that makes a tangible difference in the world? Why not join the Parsons Disaster Recovery Team? We have been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments for over 10 years and offer a wide range of career opportunities to those looking for that impactful job.
Under multiple contracts, Parsons is providing construction support services, site assessments, engineer evaluations, inspections of damaged housing, cost estimates, construction contractor oversight, housing solution development and design services on an on-call/casual basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories.
Selected Subject Matter Experts will travel to disaster-impacted locations to support FEMA in the delivery of the Individual Assistance Program. They will assist FEMA in developing housing solutions and overseeing the delivery of housing solutions by FEMA contractors to program-eligible individuals..
The Subject Matter Expert may also:
Reviews work produced to ensure that applicable codes, standards, and procedures are followed and quality is acceptable
Monitors productivity and technical proficiency of assigned personnel
Helps to define design, scope of work, design criteria, schedules, standards, and procedures
Assists in determining budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule
Assists in supervising the production of project drawings and design calculations
Promotes technical excellence on the project, including furthering the Quality Improvement Process
Ensures that work is coordinated with project staff and Engineers from other disciplines by maintaining clear and frequent communications
Advises engineering and project management regarding any problem areas, staffing requirements, delays in production, scope changes, or other events which could effect project completion
Initiates and/or reviews change order requests for additions, deletions, or changes to the original scope of work
Recommends design methods, equipment use, etc., for required standards
Recommends and prepares technical papers, reports and assessments
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate
Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction-related field. Professional registration a plus
Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in field of study
Demonstrated knowledge of modern housing construction industry practices and experience managing construction projects
Experience with modern construction practice, site assessments, construction inspection, project scope development and cost estimating
Working knowledge of engineering and construction processes, International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other governmental regulatory compliance
Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Individual Assistance Program law, regulation and policy is preferred
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment and under stressful conditions
Valid driver's license required
Prior FEMA disaster response and recovery experience is strongly desired
Minimum Requirements/Certifications: Candidates selected must be U.S. Citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history. Successful candidates must be able to mobilize on short notice and commit to a 3-6 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.
The initial work for FEMA can be 10-12 hours per day (typically compensated at straight time rate), 6-7 days per week. Rotations home of 3-5 days approximately every 30 days or so, are provided to each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management. Most expenses, i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging), are covered by the project and reimbursed directly to the deployed staff in a timely fashion.
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.