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REMOTE - Construction Analyst – Disaster Relief

Summary:

 

**THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR THE 2021 HURRICANE SEASON.

 

**CURRENT EMPLOYEES NEED NOT APPLY

**FINAL PAY RATE WILL BE DETERMINED BY EMPLOYEE'S HOME ADDRESS AND IS NOT

 

NEGOTIABLE.

 

Responsibilities:

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Due to the amount of mandatory overtime, outside employment is strongly discouraged.

As a Construction Analyst at the GS-0828-9/11, some of your typical work assignments may include:

Determining the cause and extent of damages and methods of making repairs to residential and business structures.

Evaluating the cost to repair and replace personal, business, and commercial property.

Using computers to upload, retrieve, and complete work and perform internet research.

Determining the total project cost for disaster repair projects.

 

At the PDC you will be asked to assist Disaster Survivors to return damaged or destroyed homes, businesses, rentals, non-profits, etc., as well as, personal and business contents back to a pre-disaster condition. This will require the reviewing of supporting documentation which may include estimates, contracts, proposals, plans, drawings, etc. Duties will also consist of auditing receipts, estimates, bids, proposals and invoices to facilitate in the funding of disaster repair and reconstruction projects to completion.

These actions will require the use of computers and various online systems and programs for research, data upload, download and retrieval of supporting documentation.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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. This position is telework eligible as determined by agency policy.

Employees' primary residence will be their ONLY duty station and work location. However, employees within the local commuting area for the PDC may be required to work on-site if retained post Hurricane Season.

Mandatory Overtime: In order to respond quickly and efficiently to disaster survivors, substantial compensated overtime hours may be required while on assignment (up to seven days a week; may include holidays).

 

Travel Required:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

 

Conditions of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. SBA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Qualifications:

 

Generally, time in Non-Pay status is not creditable towards the specialized experience requirement listed below.

You may qualify based on experience, education or a combination of both.

Experience: To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer or that experience will not be credited for meeting the specialized experience requirement.

GS-09: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience must demonstrate the following:

Evaluating costs to repair or replace personal property; AND

Evaluating quantity of materials and costs for constructing or repairing homes and businesses.

*In addition to the above specialized experience, applicants must indicate proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel on their resume.

GS-11: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-09 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience must demonstrate the following:

Evaluating costs to repair or replace personal property;

Evaluating quantity of materials and costs for constructing and repairing homes and businesses; AND

Evaluating costs to repair or replace machinery, equipment, and inventory.

*In addition to the above specialized experience, applicants must indicate proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel on their resume.

OR

 

Education:

If qualifying based on education, you must submit transcripts to be eligible.

GS-09: Must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, such as engineering, architecture, building or construction management, from an accredited college or university, or 2 full years (36 semester hours or equivalent) of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

GS-11: Must have a Doctorate or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, such as engineering, architecture, building or construction management from an accredited college or university, or 3 full years (54 semester hours or equivalent) of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR

A combination of experience and education as indicated above.

Additional information

If you work or are expected to work at least 90 consecutive days and 130 hours per month, you will become eligible for health insurance benefits only.

 

How You Will Be Evaluated:

 

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be reviewed for qualifications. You will be contacted directly if selected.