Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

This position is ideal for a candidate that has experience in monitoring contract performance and residential construction.  This position starts at a salary of $52,146 if selected at the GS-9 grade level and at $63,091 if selected at the GS-11 grade level.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Contract Management and Housing Inspection Services section of the National Processing Service Center Operations Division, Recovery Directorate, within FEMA.

Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

This position is being announced under FEMA's CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service. 

Duties

In this position, you will serve as a Residential Damage Inspector.  Since the GS-9 position is a developmental position, the incumbent will be under closer supervision with closer review of work.  Typical assignments include:

  • Provides on-site residential damage inspection services and assists senior staff members in the administration of contract performance monitoring, quality control inspections and monitoring cooperative agreements.
  • Monitors contractor activities and recommends actions when the contractor is not in compliance with contract provisions.
  • Applies knowledge of inspection quality assurance characteristics and inspection processes to review operations reports, investigate inspection corrections or verify corrective actions.
  • Compiles and prepares written reports on an ad-hoc basis.  Reports require the ability to research, analyze, interpret data, and sustain conclusions through the extensive use of supplemental computer applications to produce the final products.
  • Exercises responsibilities associated with the Individual and Households Program which provides assistance to those individuals whose home was made inaccessible or inhabitable by a major disaster.
  • Reviews work completed by contractor(s) using FEMA data bases and reports to assist senior staff in determining contractor performance.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation Authorized

  • No