FEMA-Disaster Housing and Supply Chain Planners (Nationwide)

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/14/2021 12:15 PM)
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Disaster Support
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Job Description

FEMA-Disaster Housing and Supply Chain Planners (Nationwide)


Join the Dewberry Team! Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to help your country with disaster recovery work?   Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more 50 than locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide.   What sets us apart from our competitors is our outstanding employees and more than 30 years of experience supporting FEMA. Our proven experience gives us unique insight into how national disaster events are prepared for, managed, and applied to communities. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients.  Our valued Planners will have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on meaningful assignments in impacted disaster locations.   Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from our defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is actively searching for highly qualified Planners with prior FEMA Housing Mission Planning and/or Supply Chain Analysis experience to join our on-call team.   Typical projects will result from FEMA Individual Assistance and Emergency declarations and involve the analysis of potential housing mission to help determine the "best" option, or options, for providing temporary housing solutions to disaster survivors, as well as analyzing supply chains to help FEMA prioritize actions.  Experience in the evaluation of housing options (Direct Housing Assistance, Transportable Temporary Housing Unit (TTHU), and Multi-Family Lease and Repair), temporary housing pre-mission planning, pre-mission transportation planning, and pre-mission implantation planning are preferred.  Selected candidates must be able to commit to a minimum twelve (12) month assignment in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week.  Additionally, candidates must be disciplined and able to work from home, if required.


Selected Planners will travel to disaster-impacted locations and support FEMA with housing mission planning and/or Supply Chain Analysis.  Examples of planning tasks may include:  

  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Pre-mission Transportation Planning (Movement of Housing Units across Country)
  • Permit Planning (Transportable Temporary/Manufactured Housing Units)
  • Pre-mission Installation Planning (Site Assessments, Construction/Permitting Requirements and Stakeholder Identification)
  • Site Preparation Planning (Placement of Temporary/Permanent Housing Units)
  • Utility Coordination/Hookup Planning
  • Interstate Documentation
  • Inspection Planning Support
  • Local Resource Planning Support
  • Multifamily Lease and Repair Program (MLRP) Reconnaissance
  • Interfacing with Local Jurisdictions (Elected Officials, Decision Makers, Planning Commissioners, and Support Staff)
  • Development of Housing Plans  
  • Strategic, Operational and Tactical Planning, and Policy Development

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field from accredited institution. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in disaster housing operation.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred but not required. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and planning experience related to transportation, housing and site projects.
  • Experience related to transporting and/or installing temporary housing units or manufactured homes is preferred.
  • Experience with factory-built housing, manufactured housing units or manufactured home industry preferred. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of FEMA's Individual Assistance (IA) and Disaster Housing Mission Planning is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and research skills. 
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work independently, remotely, and in team environment under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to deploy for a minimum of twelve (12) months in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per week
  • Must have a clean driving record and able to maintain a valid driver's license in order to operate a company, personal, or rental vehicle
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation to include criminal and driver's history.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*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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