Are you excited by the idea
of helping to support $39 billion in small business financing and setting
proper conditions to stimulate America's economic growth? SBA has been a
leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly
globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business
community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the
SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission - to promote the growth of small
business - has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration
with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best
practices to multiply our impact on small businesses. America's 28 million
small businesses are the engine of job creation and economic growth in this
country, creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in the United States
and employing over half the nation's workforce. SBA ensures that these
businesses have the tools and resources required to start and expand their
operations, and create jobs that support a growing economy and strengthen
America's middle class.
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). The DVC is a group of fully qualified and trained SBA Construction Analysts who respond to disaster emergencies, often within 48 hours or less, throughout the contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS). OCONUS locations include, but are not limited to: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. You will conduct on-site damage assessments to personal, real and business property that resulted from a catastrophe that was declared a 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.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 180 days from the closing date.
· The salary range above reflects the employee's base salary. Locality
Pay will be added based on the location of the employee's residence.
· Your primary residence is considered your official duty station.
· The Term Appointment does not confer competitive status,
or reinstatement rights, on the individual selected. You may be promoted or
reassigned to another Term position within SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance;
however, you may not be appointed non-competitively to another Federal
position. You will initially be given a Term Appointment exceeding one year. If
all other conditions of employment are met, this appointment may be extended,
in increments, up to a total of four (4) years.
· If selected, employees work on an intermittent (on-call) work
schedule. This means that employees are in pay and duty status only when
activated to respond to a disaster. When the disaster is over, employees return
home in non-pay status until the next event that necessitates staff needed to
· You may encounter hazardous working and/or living conditions; i.e., no water
or electricity and/or minimal lodging facilities. Travel expenses are
compensated based on SBA policy and Federal regulations.
· Mandatory Overtime: In order to respond quickly and efficiently
to disaster victims, substantial compensated overtime hours may be required
while on assignment (up to seven days a week and twelve to fourteen hours a
· A valid driver's license is required.
You will serve as a Construction Analyst in the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA), Damage Verification Center (DVC) in Herndon, VA. In this position, you will perform on-site inspections of homes, businesses and other facilities that employ advanced construction/engineering features such as apartments, office buildings, recreational areas and light manufacturing plants. You will determine the extent of damage and costs to repair and/or replace real property, vehicles, personal property, machinery and equipment and other items. You will schedule appointments with property owners seeking assistance, answer questions at the inspection site, and prepare worksheets using automated software and transmit data electronically. You will provide oral and written instructions to other staff members.