FEMA Disaster Support Specialists (Nationwide)
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.
We are a full-service A/E, consulting, and environmental firm with a 30+ year history of supporting federally funded disaster recovery program implementation for federal, state, and local clients.
Dewberry is actively searching for highly qualified professionals with prior experience with FEMA Public Assistance (PA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP) or Individual Assistance (IA) disaster response and recovery experience. Typical projects will involve support to federal, state and local clients in preparing and responding to natural disasters and other emergency management projects and initiatives. Selected candidates must be able to commit to a minimum 90-day assignment in disaster-impacted areas working in excess of 50 hours per week.
Required Skills & Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required in the following disciplines:
Cost Estimating (RS Means/FEMA CEF)
Building Specialty (LEED, Codes and Modular)
Engineering (Civil, Structural, MEP and Geotechnical)
Planning (Transportation, Environmental, Housing, Permitting, Utility, Land and Economic)
Emergency Management (Planning, Training and Exercises)
Minimum 2+ years of experience in architecture, engineering and/or project management, preferably within the A/E, consulting or construction community.
Professional license and/or registration is preferred.
Prior FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and Individual Assistance (Housing) is highly desired.
Experience using FEMA’s grant manager portal is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and FEMA proprietary software.
Ability to be self-motivated and function in a team environment.
Ability to work 8-12 hours per day, 5-6 days a week.
Must have valid driver's license and good record.
Those with active FEMA Badge or MBI clearance are encouraged to apply.
Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to successfully pass Federal background investigation to include driver’s and criminal history.
- At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
- Dewberry 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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.