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Job Description


Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert has been contracted to support FEMA in Public Assistance (PA) disaster recovery efforts by providing professional engineering services in the inspection and assessment of public infrastructure, transportation, and buildings. This is an amazing opportunity to employ your unique skillsets by providing assistance and support to communities when they need it most. The FEMA Soil/Geotechnical Engineer will be involved in large/complex FEMA recovery projects located in 17 states across the mid-west including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Montana. This individual should have expertise specific to their professional background and must be available to deploy within the 17-state region listed above. Response and Recovery Deployment scenarios will vary on each task order, ranging from 6-12 months. Due to COVID, Candidates are able to work remotely, however, once restrictions are lifted, Candidates must be able to deploy the entire duration of the assigned task order and any option periods.  The FEMA Soil/Geotechnical Engineer labor category may fill multiple FEMA positions each position has different job duties.  Following are the various positions a FEMA Soil/Geotechnical Engineer can fulfill, Mitigation Specialist and Site Inspector/Project Specialist.Mitigation Specialist - Develop cost-effective measures to eliminate or reduce future damages to damaged facilities – specifically, to reduce repetitive damage-to-damage public facilities in accordance with Section 205 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  The Civil Engineer will also evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation measures that have been implemented in accordance with approved Hazard Mitigation Proposals.Site Inspector/Project Specialist - These individuals will conduct site inspections for sites to validate infrastructure damage and record detailed damage descriptions during the inspection.Requirements: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Education & Experience: An Engineering degree is required + 5 or more years of field experience.Other Qualifications:  

  • Must be a US Citizen per contract requirements
  • Ability to obtain a FEMA Entry of Duty (EOD) clearance which includes a background investigation with fingerprint and credit checks 
  • Experience in disaster recovery preferred, previous FEMA Public Assistance experience a plus
  • Active Professional Engineering license is preferred 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • After COVID travel restrictions are lifted, Requires 100% travel with 1-week rotations back home every 45-60 days, all federal holidays paid, and full benefits while deployed
  • Hourly position with all overtime paid at time and ½

Want to learn more about Woolpert and FEMA? vision: more about our “Great Place To Work” certification: Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)