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Biologist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
7530915
Company Name
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Physical Address
1525 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Job Description

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Biologist

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking ideal candidates who have past experience supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery efforts or have experience in professional disciplines incidental to disaster recovery with a preferred background in engineering, science or archaeology. We are looking for consultants who are available to join our team for future deployment to locations affected by natural disasters.

Hanson has been supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response and recovery assignments by providing engineering evaluations of damaged public infrastructure, cost estimates, debris monitoring, and environmental services.

Performing FEMA Public Assistance is a noble undertaking and great opportunity to give back. You will work helping communities, schools, cities, hospitals, libraries, departments of transportation and organizations recover from disasters. FEMA PA provides you with an opportunity to see how cities and state agencies can work with you to help them secure grants and rebuild. You will be an integral and essential part of this process and will learn many unique skills to help these applicants move ahead.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for progress and innovation.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Biological scientists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment. They perform research to gain a better understanding of fundamental life processes or apply that understanding to developing new products or processes. Most specialize in one area of biology, such as zoology (the study of animals) or microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms). Many biological scientists work in research and development. Some conduct basic research to advance our knowledge of living organisms, including bacteria and other infectious agents. Basic biological research enhances our understanding so that we can develop solutions to human health problems and improve the natural environment. These biological scientists mostly work in government, university, or private industry laboratories, often exploring new areas of research. Many expand on specialized research they started in graduate school.

General Duties:

  • Evaluate the eligibility of disaster-related damages, facilities, work and costs.
  • Develop Damage Descriptions, Scopes of Work essential to the formulation of disaster recovery grants.
  • Support production of detailed, organized reports and reviews.
  • Develop and communicate processes and procedures and methodologies that streamline disaster recovery efforts.
  • Must be prepared to operate in an intense, dynamic, challenging work environment and be experienced working in a team atmosphere but also able to deliver independently.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidates will have the necessary experience based upon the positions needed for deployment. Due to the nature of this specific disaster work in and throughout the Continental US Territories, selected candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working with FEMA
  • Completion of required FEMA training courses
  • Due to the nature of this specific FEMA disaster work, candidate must have excellent communication skills
  • Extraordinary attention to details; ability to process work accurately
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with team members, clients, and stakeholders with diplomacy and tact
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing needs of client and project team
  • Must be willing to travel and mobilize on short notice
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully pass a comprehensive FBI background screening (credit record, criminal record, tax history, criminal felonies, misdemeanors, DUI/DWIs, bankruptcy, tax or other financial evasion)
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires the obtainment of a FEMA badge. In order to pass the FEMA security process, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • No convictions or criminal history (including DUIs)
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have a good credit rating

Join the Hanson team and love what you do. Focus on making a difference as you support the development of infrastructure that has a positive impact on communities across the country. Hanson – Hands On. It’s how we work.

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
EEO / MINORITY / FEMALE / INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES / VETERANS

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