CH2M FEMA-Disaster Assistance Underwater Archaeologist- 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:

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

  • Seven-to-ten (7-10) years of experience in maritime archaeology.

  • At least twelve (12) months of professional experience and/or specialized training in archaeological field, laboratory, administration, or management.

  • At least four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in or maritime archaeology.

  • At least one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of maritime archaeology.

  • Current diving certification from one of the recognized national agencies (PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors, NAUI National Association of Underwater Instructors, BSAC British Sub Aqua Club etc.)

  • Must have knowledge of the theory and method of archaeological research and knowledge of the theory and method of professional research diving in order to blend archaeological and research diving skills into a meaningful submerged cultural resource management program. Such knowledge is used to assist in planning, carrying out, and evaluating submerged cultural resources and assist in studies and assessing the value of investigative results, and to evaluate the significance and proper management or interpretive treatment of submerged archaeological resources.

  • A professional knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory including Great Lakes and/or maritime cultural landscapes, methods and technique is required so that the SOI archaeologist comprehends the reasons for implementing field and archaeological sampling techniques.

  • Knowledge of Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, maritime architecture and history. Must be able to conduct library research on general and specific topics related to Great Lakes history, vessel history, general and economic history and archaeological method.

  • Ability to use and interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic and test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, intermediate pressure gauges, to solve in field equipment issues.

  • Ability to plan, supervise, direct and complete marine remote sensing archaeological projects within the scope and specifications provided by the project director or higher level archaeologist.

  • Ability to gather and interpret accurate and precise remote sensing survey data from Great Lakes or marine contexts via the use of side-scan sonar, single or multi-beam echo sounders, magnetometers and sub-bottom profilers, bottom classification instruments.

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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