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Become An Inspector

The FEMA Disaster Housing Inspection Services Program provides emergency grants for property owners whose dwellings have been damaged by natural disasters. In performing the work under contract to FEMA, PB Disaster Services calls on a large network of pre-qualified inspectors that are able to complete inspections within 24 hours of being deployed. Inspectors use handheld computers loaded with government provided software to capture damages to the property. This data generates a report that allows FEMA to make an award determination, often within hours of the completed application.  Find out more by watching the following presentation: Join Our Team_PB Disaster Services Employee Recruitment Presentation.

We respond to all Federal emergencies!

  • Chemical Spill
  • Civil Unrest
  • Dam Failure
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Hazardous Material
  • Heat
  • Hurricane
  • Ice Jam
  • Landslide
  • Mudslide
  • Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
  • Severe Storm
  • Terrorism
  • Thunderstorm
  • Tornado
  • Tsunami
  • Volcano
  • Wildfire
  • Winter Storm

The skills and background needed include:

  • Experience/knowledge of residential construction, insurance adjusting, appraisals, home inspections, structural engineering, or related fields
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic computer operation
  • Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and capable of exemplary customer service while interacting with the general public on a daily basis and providing FEMA program answers
  • Candidates must have good verbal and written communication skills and possess a high level of professionalism and sensitivity
  • Extended travel is required
  • Must pass FEMA required fingerprint analysis and background check
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that achieving diversity is a business imperative. Our company represents the world we live in, and we value that diversity. We seek talented people from backgrounds and cultures as rich and varied as the work we do.

The tasks and functions of the FEMA Housing Inspector are as stated, but not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain and safeguard any issued equipment in accordance with FEMA policy
  • Maintain knowledge and preparedness and demonstrate proficiency on an as-needed basis
  • Immediate travel on short notice is required
  • Perform inspection according to FEMA specifications:
    • Explain FEMA provided documents and answer basic questions from applicants about the FEMA process
    • Verify required identification and property records
    • Assess damages to all real and personal property according to FEMA requirements
    • Address all data fields required within the FEMA software
    • Take interior and exterior photos of the dwelling and damages
    • Complete all assigned inspections within rigid time-frames
    • Respond to PB staff inquiries within 12 hours
    • Other Technical Assistance duties as assigned