Local Hire (Site Inspector Specialist)
Company: Department of Homeland Security
Posted on: December 9, 2018
* Videos* Duties HelpDuties Summary The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Tallahassee, Panama City, Marianna, and the surrounding Florida areas as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity! View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Local Hire employees:* Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.* A local hire's term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.* Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.* Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience. FEMA is seeking candidates with experience working as Site Inspectors. In this position, the incumbent will conduct site inspections to support the objective of capturing an Applicant's claimed disaster-related damages. Typical assignments include:* Conducting Damage Description and Dimensions (DDD) based on photographs, site sketches/drawings, and damage assessed during the site inspection.* Capturing an applicant's claimed damages for all categories of work.* Completing a Site Inspection Report (SIR) and scanning all supporting documentation into the Customer Relations Management Tool.* Reporting progress of activities to immediate supervisor. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential NA * Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program Similar jobs* Inspectors * Requirements HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.* You must successfully pass a background investigation.* Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.* Please review "Other Information" section for additional conditions. Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below. Qualifications This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on December 27, 2018. Applications will be reviewed for consideration and referral approximately every week. All applicants received by the cut-off date will be reviewed for qualifications. Those found qualified and requesting consideration, will be referred for consideration for open positions. Those who apply by the first cut-off of Friday, November, 23, 2018 will receive first consideration. Subsequent cutoffs will occur as needed on 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21. At each cut-off date, qualification determinations will be made and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to management for consideration for any remaining positions. FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates. FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Local Hire Program is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature. To qualify for this position, you must possess the following experience:* Conducting damage inspections and assessments;* Analyzing building codes and standards; and* Utilizing computer programs such as Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite. IN ADDITION:* Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.* All candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a GED. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Education
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