Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Quality Inspector-Disaster Recovery
Nation Wide/United States
Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible job opportunity that makes a tangible difference in the world? Why not join the Parsons Disaster Recovery Team? We have been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments for over 10 years and offer a wide range of career opportunities to those looking for that impactful job.
Under multiple contracts, Parsons is providing construction support services, site assessments, engineer evaluations, inspections of damaged housing, cost estimates, construction contractor oversight, housing solution development and design services on an on-call/casual basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories.
Selected Quality Inspectors will travel to disaster-impacted locations to support FEMA in the delivery of the Individual Assistance Program. They will assist FEMA in developing housing solutions and overseeing the delivery of housing solutions by FEMA contractors to program-eligible individuals.
The Quality Inspector may also:
- Review documents, witness the performance of construction activities, prepare checklists and prepare final reports in a timely manner
- Analyze findings/issues/non-conformances to determine program quality and identify performance trends. Analysis includes all available oversight results, both internal and external, and trending data
- Assure construction activity meets Parsons’ quality program, and Client quality requirements
- Promote safety awareness including adhering to safety rules and requirements.
- Verify that Parsons and client’s quality requirements are in compliance with quality standards and quality program requirements for products and services provided
- Prepare Quality manuals, plans, and/or procedures
- Review from a quality perspective (and approves if required) documents prepared by internal or external organizations such as quality manuals and procedures, technical deliverables, test plans and procedures, purchase orders, and subcontracts
- Provide support to management for interface on quality activities with internal or external organizations (customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and others)
- Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction-related field
- Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in field of study
- Demonstrated knowledge of modern construction industry practices and experience overseeing construction projects
- Experience with modern construction practice, site assessments, construction inspection, project scope development and cost estimating
- Working knowledge of engineering and construction processes, International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other governmental regulatory compliance
- Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Individual Assistance Program law, regulation and policy is preferred
- Excellent verbal communication and writing skill
- Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel)
- Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment and under stressful conditions
- Valid driver’s license required
- Prior FEMA disaster response and recovery experience is strongly desired
Minimum Experience/Certifications: Candidates selected must be U.S. Citizens and able to successfully pass a Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history. Successful candidates must be able to mobilize on short notice and commit to a 3-6 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.
The initial work for FEMA can be 10-12 hours per day (typically compensated at straight time rate), 6-7 days per week. Rotations home of 3-5 days approximately every 30 days or so, are provided to each deployed staff as approved by FEMA management. Most expenses, i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging), are covered by the project and reimbursed directly to the deployed staff in a timely fashion.