IBTS is a major partner to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supporting its mission under various prime and/or sub-prime contracts for Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance, and Risk Analysis. The Public Assistance program supports recovery operations primarily for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities, such as: roads, bridges, municipal buildings, police and fire stations, water/wastewater treatment plants, etc., including Private Non-Profit facilities such as hospitals. The Hazard Mitigation assistance program supports operations to reduce the risk to life and property; including the existing build environment and future construction, in the pre and post disaster environments through regulations, local ordinances, land use and building practices.
About the Work:
The initial disaster recovery work can be 10-12 hours per day, 6-7 days per week. Rotations home of 3-5 days, approximately every 30 days, 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. We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients.
***** We are currently accepting resumes and building a pool of qualified candidates for future project work. Qualified candidates will be contacted once next steps have been identified. *****
General Responsibilities May Include:
Conducting preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) in the field with Federal, State andLocal officials.
IS-101: Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations
FEMA-IS-393: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
IS-547: Introduction to Continuity of Operations
IS-634: Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
IS-800b: National Response Framework, an Introduction
IS-700a: A National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
IS-632: Introduction to Debris Operations
IS-403: Introduction to Individual Assistance
IS-200b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System
Who Should Apply?
In addition, the selected candidates must be a US Citizens and will be required to pass a background investigation as a condition of employment. Items that may be examined in a background check include but are not limited to: credit records, criminal records, fingerprint records, driving records, and vehicle registration.
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The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.
IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.
We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.
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