The Small Business Administration is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts this hurricane season from September 1st to December 31st, 2017. Bilingual language skills a plus.
This position requires individuals to be able to perform one or multiple of the following functions: cost and damage estimation, damage verification, and flood zone mapping. As a damage verifier you will be asked to conduct on-site damage assessments to personal, real, and business property in disaster affected areas. Specific type of work will be based upon the individual qualifications of each person but basic functions include:
Evaluating project documentation such as contractor estimates and proposals
Writing and reviewing engineering reports
Reviewing construction plans/blueprints
Reviewing insurance adjuster’s reports and recoveries
Reviewing other supporting rebuilding project documentation
Cost estimation to include the use of computerized cost estimation tools
Assessment of general building practices and regulations
Due to the broad array of required loan tasks we are looking for individuals with a range of qualifications. The position calls for various skills such as construction analysts, home inspectors, insurance assessors, or equivalent career or educational experience. In addition to the above qualifications any applicant with fluency in a foreign language is encouraged to highlight their language and level of proficiency on their application.
All damage verifiers will become temporary SBA employees and as such will be required to meet the following requirements:
Be a U.S. Citizen
Pass a credit and background check
Able to work between 40 to 84 hours a week based upon case load
The SBA will cover all travel and per diem based on the government rate for every individual. Compensation will be based on each individual’s qualifications, skillsets, responsibility, hours, and location. Compensation will range from $20.77 to $33.03 per hour. Overtime pay is authorized and will range from $31.16 to $41.97).
If you are interested in this position, please click here to send your resume; questions should be directed to Scott Truman at 703-487-8100, ext. 6031. SBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building Amer...ica's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.