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    Construction Analysts (Loss Verifiers)
    Needed Immediately

    By applying for this position with SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster.

    You will serve as a Construction Analyst for the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Damage Verification Center - DVC in Herndon, Virginia. This position provides fully qualified and trained SBA Construction Analysts who respond to disaster emergencies, often with 48 hours or less, throughout the United States and its territories. Territories include, but are not limited to: American Samoa, Guam, Marina Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. You will conduct on-site damage assessments to personal, real and business property that resulted from a declared disaster by the President or SBA. You will determine the extent of the damage, estimate the cost of repairs or replacement of damaged properties, and work primarily in disaster affected areas.

    Note: Salaries are shown at the base rate and locality pay will be added based on the duty station.

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    As a Construction Analyst, some of your typical work assignments may include.

    • Determining the cause and extent of damages and methods of making repairs to residential and business structures.
    • Estimating the cost to repair and replace personal, business and commercial property.
    • Using computers and iPads to upload, retrieve, and complete work assignments and perform internet research.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - You may be required to travel to a disaster site during increased disaster activity for extended periods with little or no advance notice. If so you may encounter hazardous working and/or living conditions; i.e., no water or electricity and/or minimal lodging facilities. Travel expenses and per diem will be paid based on SBA policy and Federal regulations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All USA Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Persons with experience in the following fields may qualify:
    • Construction
    • Real Estate
    • Insurance Adjuster
    • Home or Business Appraisal
    • Engineering

    Mandatory Overtime is Required: In order to respond quickly and efficiently to disaster victims, substantial compensated hours up to seven days a week and twelve to fourteen hours a day may be required.


    Qualifying experience includes:

    Working for a construction company building or repairing homes, businesses, or other building structures, performing duties such as framing walls/drywall, rewiring houses, laying flooring, etc.;

    Estimating quantity of materials and costs for constructing or repairing homes and/or businesses. This type of experience could be gained in the real estate, insurance, or construction industry; or

    Other experience that demonstrates the applicant possesses the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of this position.


    Education may be used as a substitute for experience. Education and work experience may also be combined to qualify.

    Qualifying education includes: One year of graduate education for GS 7, a Master's degree for GS-9, or Ph.D. for GS-11 (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university in a related field.

    Additional information

    Benefits include: Health Insurance, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave.

    A Security Clearance is not required; however, you will be subject to a background check, and you must have a credit score of at least 500.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Specialized Experience and/or Formal Education specifically related to the occupation.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    Resume: Provide a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed. To view a sample of a resume and what should be included please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/. Failure to provide the required information may result in an ineligible rating.

    Transcripts: Provide a copy of transcripts if you are qualifying based on your education. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Submit Resume, and transcripts if applicable, to ODAHIREME@SBA.GOV

    Agency contact information

    Office of Disaster Personnel


    US Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance
    13221 Woodland Park Rd
    Herndon, VA 20171
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    Next steps

    Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Office of Disaster Personnel (ODP), if selected.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480904700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.