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Debris Specialist

Department: Recovery
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Hagerty Consulting, Inc. (Hagerty) is the nation's leading emergency management and homeland security consulting firm. Known for our public spirit, innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, and exceptional people, Hagerty is sought after to work on some of the largest and most complex crises and emergency management issues. We serve clients nationwide, helping them enhance their preparedness programs; create more resilient and sustainable communities; provide unique solutions to enhance emergency response efforts; as well as obtain and manage grants and loans to support their recovery.

We are currently seeking to build our roster of qualified professionals in anticipation of what is predicted to be a historic hurricane season. Specifically, Hagerty is looking for Debris Specialists. These Debris Specialists will provide support to clients associated with the post-disaster debris operations, including support of related needs associated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program and/or other special programs crafted as needed to meet potential future / evolving needs.

Please note, as this is not a full-time staff position, candidates only seeking immediate employment should consider our other relevant job postings.

The responsibilities of the
Debris Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Support local government clients with their comprehensive recovery from natural disasters.
  • Drive project formulation support for debris removal-related projects, including collecting related documentation and contributing to well-crafted FEMA PA Project Worksheets (PWs).
  • Understand and communicate how FEMA regulation and policy impacts eligibility of debris removal activities.
  • Understand and advise clients on how other federal recovery programs could impact FEMA PA debris removal eligibility.
  • Review and advise clients on pursuing Alternative Procedures for debris removal.
  • Review and advise clients on documentation requirements for tree, limb, and stump removal activities.
  • Review and advise clients on documentation requirements for debris removal from waterways and flood control works.
  • Review and advise clients on documentation requirements for debris removal from private property.

Candidates for the Debris Specialist must possess the following qualifications:

  • A bachelorís degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience supporting the FEMA PA Program, with a focus on developing Category A Debris Removal projects.
  • Detailed understanding of FEMA PA Policy (e.g., Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide [PAPPG] version 4) and requirements for Category A Debris Removal projects.
  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal, to clients.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables, VLOOKUP) and Microsoft Word.

Candidates for the Debris Specialist may also have the following qualifications:

  • Prior consulting experience, ideally with proven success advising local governments on disaster recovery programs.
  • Knowledge of other disaster recovery program funding, particularly those that intersect with FEMA PA Category A projects (e.g., Natural Resources Conservation Service - Emergency Watershed Protection [NRCS-EWP], Federal Highway Administration - Emergency Relief [FHWA-ER] Program).
  • A masterís degree in a related field (e.g., business, public administration, finance, construction management, emergency management).

Hagerty Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity/national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status, characteristic or condition protected by local, state, or federal law. We promote equal opportunity in all our employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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