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Company: Flux
Location: United States of America
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Costing Specialist

Job Summary

Our client is looking to fill multiple Costing Specialists positions 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 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. Our client 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 description and dimensions, scopes of work, and cost estimates and conducting compliance reviews across multiple disasters.

Position Description: The Costing Specialist validates Public Assistance (PA) grant applications for disaster recovery projects in the standard lane within FEMA’s PA delivery model. The Costing Specialist uses information provided by multiple stakeholders to develop the grant application (project). The Costing Specialist develops the scope of work and cost estimate. The Costing Specialist will prepare a Request for Information (RFI) when additional information is required to complete the project. The Costing Specialist must attend daily stand-up meetings and complete required daily, weekly, and monthly reports. When preparing the cost estimate, the Costing Specialist will:

  • Develop disaster-specific cost data when applicable

  • Use the best available estimating tools

  • Use the Cost Estimating Format (CEF) for large projects, in accordance with the Public Assistance CEF for Large Projects Instructional Guide, Version 2.1

The Costing Specialist(s) will use FEMA’s Grants Manager (GM) system. 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 correspondence.

Our client believes 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.  They bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to their work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. They’re one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain DHS Public Trust (details below)

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • 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 ability to synthesize and clearly present key disaster recovery issues and progress to resolution

  • Outstanding smart phone and computer skills – this job is 100% computer-based and work is completed through a web-based application, so strong computer skills are required:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Excel, and Word), Adobe Acrobat, and Google Earth (file conversion and import/export ability required)

  • FEMA Grants Manager is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using cost estimating software.

  • Prior FEMA PA and/or CRC experience preferred, but not required, including PA grant documentation review or project development experience, validating PA grant documentation, and developing or reviewing DDDs, SOWs, and cost estimates for PA grant applications

  • Technical experience in the design and/or construction of public infrastructure. Valuable skill types and experience include engineers, architects, cost estimators, construction inspectors/managers. Candidates with an accounting/financial background may be suitable as well.

  • Current DHS Public Trust clearance/badge

  • 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.

  • Our client is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, Our client 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 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.  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.

Flux Resources, LLC is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and we are committed to engaging with diverse populations. It is our priority to be a leader in creating a workforce that represents the citizens we serve. While providing EEO self-identification information is voluntary, we encourage you to do so as it is pertinent to our commitment of creating a diverse workforce.

All candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

FLUX Resources, LLC. wants to ensure applicants who apply for jobs electronically are informed of their equal employment opportunity (EEO) protections as part of the application process through the EEO is the Law and Supplement to EEO is the Law posters.  In addition, you can review the prescribed pay transparency nondiscrimination provision.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran you have the right to request an accommodation, which can be done by e-mailing us at accommodations@workwithflux.com and providing us with your name and contact information.

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