Serco Inc.

Commercial Construction Appraisers

Recruiting Location : Location
US-LA-Lake Charles
Position Type
Security Clearance
Clearance Details
Ability to obtain and maintain DHS Public Trust

Position Description

Serco is Hiring Appraisers with commercial experience to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance recovery initiatives in Zone 2 across the Midwest. This position will consist of professional and non-professional personnel to provide support to state, tribal, territorial local governments, and some private non-profits. Serco strives to provide support quickly and efficiently to FEMA’s mission by providing assistance to those effected by man-made and natural disasters.


Duties and Responsibilities (but are not limited to):

  • Develop cost estimates for infrastructure projects
  • Evaluate applicant-provided cost claims for reasonableness
  • Review information provided and identifying additional information needed
  • Research, review and update equipment rates used in reimbursing applicants for the use of applicant
    owned equipment while performing eligible work
  • Develop and validate the Scope of Work (SOW), Cost Estimate for to-be-completed work based on
    Site Inspection Reports (SIR) and provided Damage Descriptions and Dimensions (DDD)
  • Enter projects into the Grants Manager (GM) system and ensuring the developed DDD, SOW, and cost
    are consistent with each other and adequately supported by source documentation.
  • Utilize standard sampling methodology to verify projects.
  • Document the requirements necessary to complete the project in a Request for Information (RFI) while
    working with the PDMG and the Task Force Lead to resolve outstanding requests
  • Perform peer reviews of projects formulated by other team members
  • Verify legal descriptions in public records
  • Inspect new, existing, and damaged property, to include all parts of the structures taking into consideration
    condition, design, construction, and land value
  • Photograph interior and exterior and all areas of the property
  • Use comparable and other means to determine value
  • Prepare detailed appraisal reports and presenting them to PA and FEMA


Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Must have 1-2 years of experience in providing appraisal services of large commercial infrastructures
  • Must have 1-2 years of experience in providing appraisal services in any of the following types of work:
    • Restoration of Roads, Bridges, Water control Facilities, Buildings, Equipment, Utilities, Debris Removal, Schools, Churches, Parks and recreation centers.
  • Clearance: Must have the ability to obtain and maintain FEMA Public Trust.
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must maintain FEMA specific trainings
  • Due to the nature of the work you must have strong Microsoft Office Skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have ability to deploy to any location in zone 2 with a 24-48 hour notice after Task Order Award.
    • Zone 2 includes Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Must be willing to go on 6-12 month deployments at a minimum.
  • Must be comfortable and experienced using a Smart Phone
  • Must be able to work independently, in a team environment and under stressful conditions with tight deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • FEMA Public Assistance experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the FEMA Public Assistance Program/Policy
  • Trained in the new Public Assistance delivery model is preferred
  • Active FEMA badge

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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