AECOM Environmental Planner I in Germantown, Maryland

United States of America - Maryland, Germantown

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Planner for employment under the Germantown, MD office; work will be performed remotely at project locations. The incumbent can look forward to supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery efforts for disaster-damaged public infrastructure. Staff will be hired as full time employees to support active FEMA assignments for up to 12 months or more. This position is for immediate deployment, and is open to Telecommuting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the client and the applicant to identify projects that comply with the established categories of work for Public Assistance

  • Assess disaster-related damages to public infrastructure, develop scopes of work to restore the facility, and prepare a cost estimate for the work to be performed.

  • Confirm that the identified damages and proposed scope of work comply with local and national codes and standards and FEMA eligibility criteria.

  • Work directly with applicants requesting support from FEMA; managing the status of their grant development

  • Identify opportunities for hazard mitigation under the Hazard Mitigation Program

  • Review and compile information related to compliance with Section 428 of the Public Assistance

  • Other contract and program management tasks

For candidates with experience under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, please provide details of experience and the name of the firm and/or agency that the work was performed under.

Staff have to be committed to completing the process efficiently and in accordance with FEMA’s timelines

The U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Personnel Security Division requires all disaster personnel to be U.S. citizens and be able to successfully pass a background investigation . Candidates will be required to disclose personal information including criminal records, credit issues, residential, employment, social and medical history.

The below list identifies issues that can potentially render an individual ineligible for working on a FEMA assignment. FEMA’s determination is made when considering eligibility based in part or whole on the criteria listed below. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and does not represent the full scope of personal conduct and character evaluated in the personnel screening process.


  • Recent or multiple DUIs

  • Serious conduct issues involving alcohol use

  • Involvement with illegal drugs


  • Pending criminal charge/open dispositions

  • Prior arrests

  • Currently on probation or parole

  • Currently subject to a domestic violence or other court ordered protection order

  • Registered Sex offender or Narcotic offender

3. FINANCIAL: FEMA does comply with all requirements of the FCRA

  • Any delinquent Federal loans (educational, mortgage, etc).

  • Delinquent Federal or State taxes, including failure to file.

  • Delinquent child support payments.

  • Excessive or past due/delinquent personal debt.

  • Open Bankruptcy


  • A history of serious traffic violations

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; OR Associate's Degree and two (2) years of related experience; OR High School Diploma/GED and four (4) years of related experience.

  • Ability to travel to disaster sites for up to 12 months or more.

  • Ability to work professionally in the client’s office.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Team player, professional, and even-tempered

  • Detail-oriented, able to organize thoughts and prepare reports

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to mobilize immediately, to a location determined by the client is required

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word, and standard features of Outlook email

  • Active and current FEMA badge preferred or initiated into the security process

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199967BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.