CH2M FEMA-Disaster Assistance Architectural Historian - Cleveland, OH in Cleveland, Ohio

CH2M is preparing for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC) to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related operations in Cleveland, OH.

CH2M is preparing for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC) to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related operations in Cleveland, OH.

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. In preparation for future task orders we are looking for candidates interested in working on the PA TAC. Our Program Management Team is building a team, who is interested in temporary assignments (90 days minimum) in Cleveland, OH. U.S. Candidates for the FEMA assignments must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, and be able to mobilize within 24-48 hours.

General Responsibilities May Include:

  • Managing the PA grant delivery process (from Applicant assignment to Exit Briefing) for multiple applicants simultaneously.

  • Conducting preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) in the field with Federal, State and local officials.

  • Writing Project Worksheets (PWs) for the purposes of determining project eligibility, scopes of work and estimating costs to repair or replace a facility or structure in order to restore it to its pre-disaster design.

  • Providing technical, cost estimating, and disaster recovery and/or management services while supporting technical professionals.

  • Assisting project managers or engineers in major segments of moderate to complex projects or tasks.

  • Independently conducting projects involving the design, development, construction or evaluation of restoring disaster locations.

  • Interpreting construction work to ensure compliance with contract drawings and specifications as well as FEMA Public Assistance policy and procedure.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates need to have excellent client communication skills and must meet the following requirements:

  • SOI qualified in Architectural History per the SOI Professional Qualification Standards and Guidelines found at: http:www.nps.gov/history/local-law/gis/html/quals.html

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research to completion, usually evidenced by timely completion of theses, research reports or other similar documents.

  • Prior experience working with Ohio State’s environmental/historic resources and regulatory agencies

  • Must have experience helping FEMA address complex environmental and historic preservation compliance requirements.

  • Must have the ability to provide innovative approaches and techniques to increase efficiency and accuracy.

  • Must provide evidence of demonstrated success performing underwater archaeological surveys in complex situations.

  • Expertise in NEPA compliance and related historic and cultural resource compliance and issue area.

  • Familiar with remote sensing techniques which would assist in identifying the potential cultural resources.

  • Must provide evidence of demonstrated success performing underwater archaeological surveys in complex situations.

At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work. Developing People through Challenging Projects CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g. H1-B, etc.) for this position.

Qualified candidates may reside within the United States, and be willing to travel extensively to Cleveland, OH until project completion.

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