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CDM Smith FEMA - General Planner (Nationwide Openings) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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Job Description:

  • Provides technical recommendations and assists with the development of training aids, instructor guides, student manuals and web-based training for FEMA Public Assistance courses.

-Conducts preliminary damage assessments in the field, reviews FEMA Public Assistance applicant data, and makes recommendations regarding claim eligibility.

-Documents damages, scopes of work and estimated costs to repair or replace a facility or structure. Reviews estimates against the final cost.

-Provides analyses and updated reports, participates in status update meetings with FEMA, and identifies the need for technical specialists.

-Analyzes data and information using general planning principles to develop solutions to disaster-related problems.

-Other duties as assigned.

Job Title:

FEMA - General Planner (Nationwide Openings)


WAF Field Mod Fringe

CDM Smith Employment Type:

CDM Temporary

Minimum Qualifications:

-HS Diploma or equivalent.

-5 years of in-field experience or 2 years of in-field of expertise with a bachelor’s degree.

-Domestic travel is required.

EEO Statement:

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. CDM Smith 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, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. CDM Smith 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.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

-Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to pass an FBI background check.

  • Driving may be required depending on location of disaster and role.

  • Driving may be required depending on location of disaster and role.

-Demonstrates good organizational skills to balance and prioritize work. Strong attention to detail.

-Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and process a large volume of requests.

-Ability to adapt to change quickly and remain flexible.