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Emergency Management Benefit Cost Analysis Specialist

AC Disaster Consulting

Denver, colorado

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We are a leading, national consulting firm that provides compassionate, full-spectrum emergency management services including planning and preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation services to the public and private sectors before, during and after a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

Our mission is to provide compassionate consulting services to local, state, federal, and industry clients, active in disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. We will be on time, on target, and on budget with the services aligned to the evolving threats and hazards facing our nation.

Position Summary:

  • Job Title: FEMA BCA (Benefit Cost Analysis) Specialist
  • Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
  • Temporary/Seasonal/Regular: Temp
  • Compensation: $TDB according to contract
  • Location: Remote with up to 50% travel required.
  • Travel: Up to 50% Travel/deployment and on-site work required.

Mission of Role/Position Summary:

The FEMA BCA (Benefit Cost Analysis) Specialist is responsible for designing and implementing strategies to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters on communities and infrastructure. This includes identifying potential hazards, assessing vulnerabilities, and developing plans to mitigate risks. Additionally, this position plays a crucial role in post-disaster recovery efforts, coordinating the restoration of essential services and infrastructure. The position will be guided in all activities by ACDC’s Corporate Values Platform.

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement hazard mitigation and disaster recovery plans for various projects, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Completing preliminary and final FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Reviews utilizing FEMA’s most current software for HMA and other programs
  • Use FEMA-approved methodology with supporting documentation to demonstrate cost-effectiveness
  • Composing BCA narratives for applications
  • Evaluate the applicability of FEMA’s pre-determined cost benefits for specific project types
  • Must be able to review engineering studies such as Hydrology & Hydraulic studies to identify pertinent data to use for the BCA in complex drainage type projects or applications
  • Coordinate and manage multiple types of projects at various stages of implementation
  • Interact effectively with local, state, and federal agency officials and staff members in meetings and through written memos, e-mails, formal letters, and telephone conversations
  • Provide attention to detail regarding financial and technical aspects of BCA development including review of contracts, change orders, and, contract cost amendments, etc.
  • Develop BCA Analysis and narratives for applications for Hazard Mitigation Assistance and other programs
  • Provide technical assistance regarding program rules, policies, and procedures including environmental compliance, basic cost-effectiveness, and phasing
  • Review and interpret project-related correspondence, documents, reports, and forms
  • Updating BCAs for cost increases and maintaining status tracking and document filing systems
  • Prepare project files for monitoring/audit reviews
  • Maintain/pursue ongoing knowledge, certifications, training, and subject matter expertise as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Creative thinking skills regarding meeting project goals in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Able to work with numerous deadlines and “trigger” events
  • Able to interpret government publications and regulations as they pertain to project and program BCA development
  • Conduct Local Project Team meetings in person and virtually
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis Experience is required and Grant Management System is a plus
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure and hazards
  • Working knowledge of federal procurement requirements
  • Experience or ability to perform Structural Damage Evaluations
  • Working knowledge of FEMA Public Assistance policies/procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with both sensitive customers’ information and internal information
  • Capable of multi-tasking when necessary
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and divisions on various projects
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with a variety of public and private sector clients
  • Excellent critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt quickly to changes in roles, responsibilities, priorities, and projects
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

Expected Hours of Work:

Schedule may vary and require work on evenings and weekends and dependability and punctuality are paramount.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 50% travel is expected for this position.
  • Deployment to client sites for extended periods of time is required.

Physical Demands

  • Mobility required on-site with clients.
  • Sitting or standing for hours at a time.
  • Ability to work at a computer for prolonged periods of time as needed.
  • Ability to manipulate up to 50 lbs. as needed.

Working Environment

  • All ACDC positions are remote work site positions with the home location agreed upon at time of hire.
  • If the remote work site locations change, ACDC HR must be made aware, and leadership needs to approve any site changes for business registration and payroll tax purposes.
  • All ACDC positions require travel to client sites or for emergency activations/deployments, as requested by leadership.


Experience/Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ FEMA BCA toolkit experience working on HMA grants with an emphasis on complex drainage projects, or equivalent experience commensurate with the ability to perform the necessary duties.
  • Working knowledge of civil and environmental engineering principles.
  • Understanding of surface water quality, storm water quality, and storm water management in construction and post-construction settings; watershed assessments, hydrology, and fluvial processes.
  • Familiarity with applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations (e.g., NPDES/MS4 permits, Clean Water Act, Falls Lake Nutrient strategy).
  • Strong knowledge of relevant codes, regulations, and industry standards pertaining to hazard mitigation and disaster recovery.
  • Ability to write well, distill supporting information in the scientific literature, and communicate technical issues to a wide range of audience.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software tools for structural analysis, risk assessment, and project management.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to assess complex situations and develop innovative solutions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse teams, stakeholders, and agencies.
  • Project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports, proposals, and grant applications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, particularly Excel.

Experience/Education Preferred:

  • Master's degree is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is a significant advantage.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in fast-paced and high-pressure situations.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must pass company and any applicable client background check, ACDC background check, O365 basic skills assessment and reference check upon offer of employment.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States is required.


Temporary positions are not benefits eligible except where required by law. Regular status positions will receive these benefits:

Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance

Short-Term Disability/Voluntary Long-Term Disability

401(k) Account with Company Match

Paid-Time Off (PTO): Annual Leave and Sick Leave Accruals

Paid Parental Leave

Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Wellness Benefits/Allowance

Corporate Computer

Time off to Volunteer

Cell Phone Allowance

AC Disaster Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. AC Disaster Consulting will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any protected characteristic.

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