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FEMA Public Assistance Specialist

Company: IEM, Inc. Position: FEMA Public Assistance Specialist Location: Atlanta, GA Posted: 10/20/18 End Date: Until Filled Job Description: IEM is seeking individuals with disaster recovery and grant administration experience under the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program in Georgia. Candidates must possess previous experience supporting Federal, State, Local or PNP clients with execution of the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Experience with developing projects under the Stafford Act Sec 428 Public Assistance Alternative Procedures is also desirable.

Assigned duties may include:  Coordinating with local, state and federal stakeholders to identify and report disaster related damage  Performing damage site assessment visits and developing initial project list to report to FEMA (including assigning project category and preliminary cost estimate)  Advising subgrantees on policy and program requirements and opportunities for individual projects and overall recovery strategy  Collaborating with FEMA and other stakeholders to develop project scopes and costs for incorporation into Project Worksheets  Collecting and preparing necessary documentation to support development of Project Worksheets (including FAL and FAE for emergency protective measure reimbursement and documentation of volunteer time and donations)  Supporting development of multiple Project Worksheets (to include range of services from reviewing Project Worksheets prepared by FEMA to developing DDD, Scope of Work and Costs)  Anticipating and addressing Special Considerations  Identifying project-specific hazard mitigation opportunities  Contributing to and/or maintaining project tracking and reporting tools  Completing all reports and tracking of time and expenses required by Project Management and Client

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  Ability to effectively communicate (written and orally) with team members and local, state and federal stakeholders  Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Sharepoint  Ability to use provided IT tools and document management tools to create, organize and maintain project documents  Ability to work independently and problem solve with minimal supervision

Minimum Qualifications:  HS degree and at least 5 (five) years of relevant job experience or Bachelor’s degree and previous experience with FEMA Public Assistance Program  Previous experience supporting grantees and/or subgrantees during initial phases of disaster recovery is highly preferred  Previous Emergency Protective Measure and Category C project experience is also highly preferred  Ability to travel up to 100% of the time for 60 days or longer assignments

Ability to deploy to remote locations experiencing disaster conditions and work up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week

IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested candidates may apply online at

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