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Public Assistance Generalist

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Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Public Assistance Generalist

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis BLN USA Inc., is a crisis management and public safety consulting firm that helps public, non-profit, and private sector organizations approach the unknown with confidence. Leveraging decades of experience and a team of industry experts, Egis BLN USA Inc. helps our clients effectively prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from crises and disasters of all kinds.


EGIS BLN USA Inc. is a leader in providing crisis management services, including disaster recovery operations support, long-term recovery organization development, strategic advice, hazard mitigation expertise, grants management, and business continuity planning. Our team has managed response and recovery efforts for nearly every historic disaster in the past 25 years. With a full suite of emergency management services, we are your partners before disaster strikes and as you become more resilient for future crises

Job description

This team member will be responsible for supporting, overseeing, and advising clients on PA-related issues. This role reports to the Public Assistance SME. Position assignments are full-time and ON-SITE.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Explaining Public Assistance guidance, policy, and regulations to stakeholders.
  • Identify and interpret applicable federal and local regulations to determine the best method of project implementation.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable state and federal policies and procedures relating to the Public Assistance Program.
  • Ensure program compliance with all FEMA laws, regulations, and policies as well as while advocating for the Client's needs.
  • Conduct detailed reviews for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of DDD, SOW, PW, and CEFs to identify missing information and coordinate to resolve.
  • Ensure program compliance with all FEMA laws, regulations, and policies as well as while advocating for the Client's needs.
  • Conduct detailed reviews for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of damage descriptions, scopes of work, Project Worksheets, and cost estimates related to complex repair and replacement PWs.
  • Identify missing information and coordinate with counterparts to resolve.
  • Assisting stakeholders with developing priorities and expectations for recovery programs.
  • Assessments for damages to public infrastructure and review of damage estimates.
  • Inspection of partially completed and completed work for compliance with FEMA requirements.
  • Documenting and advising stakeholders on the technical validity of claims.
  • Identify feasible hazard mitigation strategies that comply with all programmatic and regulatory requirements and develop benefit-cost analyses to justify the proposed mitigation measure.
  • Assist stakeholders in the development of appeals and extension requests when necessary.
  • Data entry into database or spreadsheet platforms.
  • Track and record work activities accurately and promptly into timekeeping system.


Skill and Abilities:

  • Advanced level of experience in FEMA Public Assistance programs
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret PA policy and procedures and read and interpret project guidelines and contracts.
  • Advanced level of knowledge of disaster recovery, emergency management, and associated state/federal legislation with the ability to research and organize data, prepare written reports, and conduct data analysis.
  • Advanced level of experience using FEMA, State, and Local grants management workflow software and document management systems.
  • Intermediate or higher capability in the use of provided IT and document management tools to create, organize, and maintain project documents, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as within a team framework to accomplish objectives under a tight deadline.
  • Bi-lingual - Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish (written and orally).
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and flexible with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Experience Required:

  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience working with FEMA PA, Programs and Policies, governmental organizations, and government officials as a Program Delivery Manager, Site Inspector, Policy Advisor, Cost Estimator, FEMA Certified Trainer, Hazard Mitigation Specialist (Sections 404/406) among others or
  • Minimum 4 years of demonstrated experience in areas such as Engineering Architecture, Construction or Construction Inspections, Cost Estimating, Environmental Planning, or Historic Preservation

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Engineering including Civil, Structural, Electrical, Coastal, or Water Resources, Architecture, Construction or Construction Inspections, Costing, Quality Assurance, Environmental Science or Environmental Planning, Historic Preservation, or Insurance).


An affirmative action participant EOE M/F/D/V/SO

Position location

Job location

America/Carribean, Puerto Rico



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years