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FEMA Disaster PA TAC IV-- EHP Specialist--Region IX

at Jacobs

Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Reference #: GES0000DB
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

We are seeking EHP (Environmental Historic Preservationist) Specialists to build a roster in support of our FEMA client in Region IX; Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada for disaster recovery efforts. We are seeking local candidates who reside these 4 states to help support our program locally.


Jacobs currently has a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), known as the “Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC IV)” to provide technical assistance support for FEMA disaster related operations throughout the U.S. FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain Environmental Historic Preservationist Specialists, Engineers, Construction Managers, Construction Inspectors, Project Managers, TAC Coordinators and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by natural or man-made disasters (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, etc.).

The Environmental Historic Preservation Specialist provides technical expertise and develops tools to address and resolve anticipated environmental and/or historic preservation issues relating to compliance review and approval process for proposed actions to be funded by FEMA during emergency and recovery operations. They review and implement Executive orders, environmental and historic preservation laws, and provide guidance for FEMA funded activities. They also perform administration work, analyze environmental and floodplain issues, serve as project managers for task orders and Interagency Agreements, and are liaisons with State, Tribal, and Federal resource agencies as well as private sector organizations.

Special Note:
In preparation for task orders, we are looking for candidates that are interested in working on the PA TAC. Please note, qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, be able to mobilize within 48 hours of contracts awarded, and open to working 8-12 hours per day, 5-6 days per week, potentially in remote disaster conditions. Most of the job responsibilities will be conducted in a FEMA office.


•You must be a U.S. citizen and be able to pass a FBI background check prior to becoming eligible to deploy. This background check process is extremely time sensitive and qualified candidates must be willing to complete the process within 7 days.
•You must have the ability to mobilize within 24-48 hours, commit to up to 6 months or longer on a disaster operation.




•Specialized experience or education in Environmental, Historic Preservation, Archeology, Architecture, History, and Science.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
•Adept in public speaking.
•Working knowledge of computer applications (databases, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) applications, shape files, and mapping programs.
•Experience using Microsoft office products, such as Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.
•Experience completing environmental compliance reviews for state or federal agencies.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.