Hurricane Damage Inspector
Positions are located in the U.S. Virgin Islands and will require up to 70 hours per week. Housing will be either a villa or hotel and a weekly per Diem for food and expenses will be provided.
Employees are required to bring a functional laptop and other tools of the trade (tape measure or laser measuring tool, paper, pens, safety and other PPE).
A FEMA badge is preferred but not required.
This is a temporary position and will be compensated at an hourly rate with a work week of up to 70 hours. There will be an orientation and training session at commencement of employment.
Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Training, Education and Certification
While a formal education is not necessary for this position, a high school diploma and verifiable 8 years in the home construction trades are a minimum requirement. A construction related project management, engineering degree from an accredited institution, a certification as a building inspector or general contractor license, is acceptable in lieu of work experience.
Checking for Hurricane Damage
Hurricane damage inspectors inspect townhouses, homes, condos and other single-family dwellings to identify damages caused by environmental impacts during hurricane Irma and Maria at the US Virgin Islands. You will work for the program management company assuring that the construction management company and there executing subcontractors are operation within the guidelines set forth by the program management company.
Knowledge of Buildings
A thorough knowledge of building materials, methods and tools, as well as construction principles and home repair are a must. Inspectors will have to be able to quickly attain and understanding of the governing STEP program. The ability to converse easily with customers, and representatives from the construction management company and subcontractors, is helpful. They must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask.
Inspecting, Suggesting Improvements and Conforming to the Program
The duties of the hurricane damage inspector vary based on the type of home. For the most part the he/she will inspect the exterior and interior, plumbing, HVAC systems, electrical system, attic and roof. Bathroom and kitchen. Will suggest possible repairs or problems within the dwelling and discuss potential code violations. Primary duties include keeping daily logs, writing up reports and taking photographs.
Salary: $30.00 /hour
- Construction Management, Estimating, appraisals or home inspections: 8 years
- High school or equivalent
Required license or certification:
- Driver’s License
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