• FEMA-Disaster Response Architects

    Posted Date 8 months ago(5/23/2018 6:34 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Location
    Disaster Support
    Relocation Assistance
  • Job Description

    FEMA-Disaster Response Architects (Nationwide)

    Are you looking for a chance to help your country with disaster related work? Why not get onboard with Dewberry?  We have been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments for over 25 years.  Dewberry is offering a wide range of career opportunities to those who want more than a job.  Would you like to be a member of our professional team that's committed to excellence and integrity?   Under an open-end A/E technical assistance contract, Dewberry is providing field assessments, engineer evaluations inspections of damaged public infrastructure, cost estimates, mitigation project evaluation, debris monitoring, environmental services, and design services on an on-call basis in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, including acts of terrorism on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) throughout the United States including the Caribbean and Pacific territories.  

    Dewberry is currently searching for highly qualified Architects for our on-call team.  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 commit to a 6-12 month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week. 


    Selected Architects will travel to disaster-impacted locations to support FEMA in the delivery of the Public Assistance Program. They will assist local government agencies and other Program-eligible entities in the preparation of grant applications for the restoration of a variety of damaged public infrastructure to include roads, bridges, buildings and utilities. The work includes site assessments of disaster-damaged infrastructure, documenting damages and restoration scopes of work, and formulating cost estimates.

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university
    • Professional License and/or Registration is preferred
    • Minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience in field architecture, project management or construction management
    • Experience in design or construction of commercial and governmental buildings, preparing construction documentation, bid and contract documents, and change orders
    • Experience with modern construction practice, facility assessments, construction inspection, project scope development and cost estimating
    • Working knowledge of International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), historic preservation, and other governmental regulatory compliance
    • Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Public 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 under stressful conditions
    • Valid driver’s license required


    Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


    Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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