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Ready to join our Disaster Recovery team in Puerto Rico? Our team is growing and we are looking for several Private Property Debris Removal Program Field Officers to join us! These positions are full-time, benefits eligible and based at ICF’s offices in Puerto Rico.
This will be an extremely fast-paced project and while the work will be hard, the rewards will be great as we do our part to help rebuild Puerto Rico. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and dedicated team that delivers results and helps make BIG things possible. This position is based out of our Puerto Rico office and fluency in Spanish and English is an essential requirement. Preference will be given to local Puerto Rico applicants or those wishing to move back to Puerto Rico with current knowledge of local regulations.
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You will assist in the administration of the Private Property Debris Removal Program (PPDR) field activities and operations. You will also provide program compliance oversight and field operation management; daily oversight of activities including:
- Assessing, overseeing, and directing (as required) field debris removal, demolition, and recycling activities to ensure proper execution, adherence to COR3 / Puerto Rico / FEMA requirements
- Evaluating performance of debris removal, demolition, and recycling duties, and developing assessments and reports of critical issues, trends, or opportunities to improve operations
- Ensuring program compliance in the execution of field operations, including (but not limited to) environmental and historic preservation (EHP) requirements
- Reviewing, validating, and certifying all documents are in the files provided by contractor for each site including required permits, right‐of‐entry documentation, etc.– before the debris removal or demolition proceeds
- Ensuring that only eligible work is performed at approved sites, and that only storm‐related debris and demolition material is removed, loaded, and hauled
- Maintain daily logs with pictures- Verifying contractor loads as required
Other responsibilities include:
• Assisting with Quality Assurance of both contractor and field staff activities
• Monitor and observe demolition and debris loading activities, and prepare reports related to same
• Document debris removal using load tickets to record FEMA required data
• Interface with contractors, crew, FEMA personnel, local officials, and property owners in the field
• Conduct site visits as needed to confirm structures are compliant with program requirements
• Monitor contractor safety and report potential issues to the supervisor, record and report any damage resulting from debris removal operations
• Develop data records of all field work performed, and entering same into tablet/phone applications, databases and/or spreadsheet platforms
Qualifications and Education Requirements
• Minimum of one‐year related experience in operations, program monitoring, structural engineering, construction or other related field
• Experience overseeing, evaluating and directing field‐based operations
• Bachelor Degree preferred, however experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English
• Computer skills with the ability to utilize computer applications as required
• Ability to work outdoors, primarily standing, in all weather for long days, up to 12 hours per day• Ability to work in remote or austere conditions, navigate unpaved areas and demolition/debris sites, and climb up to 20 feet
• Prior experience FEMA preferred.
• Background check including driver’s license must be satisfied.
• Must have own reliable car.
• Ability to understand and enforce program requirements, policies, procedures, and established protocols and properly document compliance with same• Ability to identify and assess challenges / problems, and take proper action to resolve them with limited oversight and direction
• Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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