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Posted: 10/3/2005 5:43:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 5:53:46 PM EDT by Astrogoth]

 A FEMA sub-con is looking for Building Inspectors in the Southern flood damage areas. No experience required. Will train. Will fly you there. You provide your transportation, food and housing. Pay is every 2 weeks so you need 2 weeks living expenses to begin. Training is in Houston. You go there first for two days of training. Actual work may be in Houston or in New Orleans. They want men or women NOW. A friend just left for Houston. They hired her sight unseen. She's a 35 y/o, 90Lb, red haired. Wiccan, out of work belly dancer with two cats. Get the idea?

Pay: $44.50/inspection. Each inspection takes from 15 Minutes to 1 Hour. 21 Day rotation. That can be extended as you want. I was told 21 Days = ~ $20K if you work at it.

Contact FEMA sub-contractor Parsons Brinkerhoff Inc, 800 411 1177, FAX 540 7227340


Good luck,


M.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 5:48:33 PM EDT
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HH
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 5:50:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/3/2005 5:50:54 PM EDT
And the bribe opportunities are LAgasmic...........
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:58:40 PM EDT
What are the chances you will find a vacant livable hotel room in NOLA?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:01:28 PM EDT
I bet a paratrooper on leave could find a place to stay

Now I just need to take 20 days leave.

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Originally Posted By kar98k:
What are the chances you will find a vacant livable hotel room in NOLA?

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:03:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 7:03:54 PM EDT by FREEFALLE7]
Actually pretty good, they had power and water a 2 weeks after we arrived.

Be prepared to eat Burger king, Wendys or Mcdonalds, as alot of resturaunts were still getting things back together.

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Originally Posted By kar98k:
What are the chances you will find a vacant livable hotel room in NOLA?

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:04:42 PM EDT
Wow!  Can I get a place to stay in Houston?  Patty
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:04:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:01:23 PM EDT
20 grand = 450 inspections   (449.4something)

Assuming a best case scenario, where the inspections all take minimum time...
450 inspections X 15 minutes =  6750 minutes = 112 1/2 hours
Thats about 5 1/2 hours a day for 21 days

Worst case scenario where they all take an hour each...
450 inspections take  450 hours
Thats about 21 1/2 hours a day for 21 days.

Not counting travel time.


Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:03:28 PM EDT
Once again, if I wasn't in college, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:03:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kar98k:
20 grand = 450 inspections   (449.4something)

Assuming a best case scenario, where the inspections all take minimum time...
450 inspections X 15 minutes =  6750 minutes = 112 1/2 hours
Thats about 5 1/2 hours a day for 21 days

Worst case scenario where they all take an hour each...
450 inspections take  450 hours
Thats about 21 1/2 hours a day for 21 days.

Not counting travel time.





dude
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:11:26 PM EDT
Wow, you almost made me spill my beer on my unemployment check.



Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:26:24 AM EDT
Bump for day guys
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:48:26 AM EDT
I wouldn't take it because I would have to deal with the slimeballs in LA (both 'gubment and civilian).
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:20:19 PM EDT
www.pbinspections.com/become_inspector/default.asp?category=fema

Its a real job and PB is a huge company.
There will be plenty of problems to deal with but for a <50 yo male it shouldnt be too hard. Biggest part will be the support system. If you had or could get a camper that would solve a few issues.

Your inspection sites may be a long way from were your staying so daily travel may be a must. Fema will not release an area unless the roads are clear, thats good.  You could be kept waiting for fema or Parsons to get their shit together and release area's to inspect. I would ask about what type of back log they have of areas that need to be inspected. Bigger the backlog the better. Do you need to vist the command post every day to drop off data and pick up new work? (more time to account for)

I bet the truth is somewere 15 and 45 minutes per inspection once you get to your inspection sub-area.

On average, a new inspector will be able to perform an inspection within 45 minutes.


This could be a great opportunity if someone wanted to get a foot in the door with a large Engineering firm. They have offices all over.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:10:34 PM EDT
Anyone know anything more about this job?  Does anyone know someone who is currently doing this?  If so, IM me.  Hey look, post 100!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:31:06 PM EDT
Does most any structure constitute a building?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:47:24 PM EDT
My main concern would be liability. Out of all the buildings you would be inspecting, there's a very good chance of there being one or two that look fine to you but are actually in dangerous condition. When they collapse with ten people inside, guess where the blame is gonna fall....
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 10:52:06 AM EDT
I phoned about this around a week ago, and they just got back to me. They only want people who have some inspection or construction experience at the least.
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Link Posted: 10/12/2005 10:55:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/12/2005 12:30:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By barkley-addict:
Does most any structure constitute a building?



The non-indoor plumbing shanty's don't count, I think.   I WAS pretty proud of the dog-house, though.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By prk:
The non-indoor plumbing shanty's don't count, I think.   I WAS pretty proud of the dog-house, though.


-Yea, but a regular water bowl would have been lots cheaper than a toilet, and you know dogs always try to eat the toilet paper anyway.
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If the dog was black and there was any damage from recent storms, maybe you should see if there's not some FEMA money available....
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