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FEMA PA Experienced Quality Assurance Specialist - 100% Remote
AECOM Germantown, MD

FEMA PA Experienced Quality Assurance Specialist - 100% Remote

Germantown, MD
Expired: February 19, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance
  • Full-Time
Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is looking for full time FEMA PA Experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialists to work on a 3-year contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program supporting FEMA's four Consolidated Resource Centers (CRC). This work is 100% remote.

You must be must be FEMA PA Experienced to qualify for this role.

Project Overview:

FEMA's PA Program provides supplemental funding to state and local governments and eligible private nonprofits, Indian tribal governments, and Alaska Native villages for disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures, and restoration of damaged infrastructure. AECOM will support these efforts by providing FEMA a wide range of technical and program management services to support four CRCs processing grant applications and validating/preparing damage descriptions and dimensions, scopes of work, and cost estimates, and conducting compliance reviews across multiple disasters.

Position Description:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist conducts QA reviews on Public Assistance (PA) grant applications for disaster recovery projects in the completed, standard, and specialized lanes within FEMA's PA delivery model.

The QA Specialist reviews the Damage Description and Dimension (DDD), Scope of Work (SOW) and Cost Estimate for accuracy and proper documentation, prior to a project being submitted to Program Compliance review. QA Specialists will review nearly all projects for consistency, conformance with the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), and adequate documentation to support the project. The QA Specialist will utilize the QA Checklist and review the project in the Grants Manager (GM) system to ensure the DDD, SOW, and cost are consistent with each other and are adequately supported by documentation.

The QA Specialist must attend daily stand-up meetings and complete required daily, weekly, and monthly reports. These QA reviews ensure consistency in program delivery and the development of quality projects. This role is integral to ensuring Applicant-provided documentation is complete in support of project development. FEMA's Grants Manager system is used to assign and track actions throughout PA project development, and to collect all PA project-related information and documents, including the correspondence.

We are seeking individuals with
  • Experience providing excellent customer service; Effective written and verbal communication skills; Attention to detail
  • Strong observational, decision making, analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to synthesize and clearly present key disaster recovery issues and progress to resolution
  • Outstanding smartphone and computer skills - this job is 100% computer-based and work is completed through a web-based application, so strong computer skills are required:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Excel, and Word), Adobe Acrobat, and Google Earth (file conversion and import/export ability required)


Minimum Requirements :
  • BA/BS and 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • US Citizen required with the ability to obtain and maintain DHS Public Trust
  • FEMA PA and/or CRC experience is required for QA Specialists.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred candidates would have supported multiple PA assignments, including at least one CRC assignment. Preferred background includes experience in the design and/or construction of public infrastructure. Ideal disciplines include:
    • Quality Assurance/Management
    • Construction Management
    • Project Management
    • Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Environmental, Electrical, Geotechnical)
  • FEMA Grants Manager is a plus
  • Flexible work style with the ability to immediately adapt to changing priorities
  • Able to work independently, in a team environment and under stressful conditions with tight deadlines and able to handle tense situations diplomatically
  • Demonstrated behavior of flexibility, adaptability, professionalism

Additional Information

Additional Information:
  • This project has a heavy focus on production and quality-focused project. Staff must be committed to completing the work efficiently and accurately. Work will be monitored and reviewed regularly.
  • The U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Personnel Security Division requires all disaster personnel to be U.S. citizens and be able to successfully pass a background investigation.
  • As this is a fully remote position, relocation assistance is not available.
  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. For Colorado locations only, the salary range for this position is: $68,178 - $136,000 USD (Exempt).
  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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