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AECOM Quality Assurance Specialist - 100% Remote in Germantown, Maryland

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for full time 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 and is contingent upon contract award, which is anticipated to be in Spring / Summer 2022.

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)

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise, and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment, and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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:

  • 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 - $98,000 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.

  • This position is contingent upon contract award which is anticipated to be in Spring 2022

  • This position is contingent upon ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DHS Public Trust Clearance.

  • This position is contingent upon customer requirements and/or their approval.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Quality Assurance / Quality Controls

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267762BR

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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