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Plumas Rural Services’ Disaster Case Management Program is seeking a good candidate to become the Disaster Construction Cost Analyst. This position is a temporary position that will last for up to 12 months. The Disaster Case Management Program provides support, referrals, and assistance for survivors of the Dixie Fire. Under broad supervision, the Disaster Construction Cost Analyst will work closely with the disaster case management team to review and analyze cost estimates for repairs and/or rebuilds of the primary residence of a disaster survivor. Individuals must have a background in construction, be supportive, solution focused and patient as they assist those affected by the Dixie Fire.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None
  • Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Consult with survivors, vendors, staff in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and solve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates. Compare and contract estimates with contractor estimates in-hand from clients to ensure clients are receiving fair and equitable treatment from private contractors, as requested.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Analyze reports to determine nature and extent of loss, type of insurance coverage provided, scope of damage and will determine if damage is due to fire, deferred maintenance, or both.
  • Coordinate with case managers and homeowners to ensure contractors utilized with perform to preset criteria, meeting all applicable local, state, and federal building codes.
  • Inspect and document damage, meet with insured or their representative, promptly and properly develop the file to provide accurate and timely investigation and loss analysis.
  • Maintain and monitor project log to achieve timely development of file and timely files reports on projects as required.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops by setting up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Ensures all client data is current in web-based disaster case management database.
  • Identify and connect disaster survivors to resources on the local, state, and federal level.
  • Reports gaps in services to Disaster Case Management Supervisor.
  • Attend regular sessions with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Above average level of proficiency in Google Workspace, Zoom, Excel, and the internet
  • Ability to learn database required for program
  • Knowledge of insurance contracts and damage investigation techniques
  • Knowledge of local County resources
  • Good organizational, time management and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Individual must possess the ability to work independent and is responsible, flexible, reliable, and dependable
  • Individual must be able to work well with a team
  • Must be comfortable working with people with diverse skills and backgrounds. Must possess empathy and compassion
  • Must be able to work within deadlines, have reliable transportation and a clean driving record
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with community partners, staff and/or the leadership team to encourage and support the goals/tasks and position
  • Must provide exemplary customer service
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to learning and improving and pursue activities to enhance personal and professional growth for self and others
  • Must always maintain confidentiality

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 3 to 5 years of professional construction experience
  • Subcontractor preferred
  • Ability to write own estimates and complete dwelling valuations
  • Previous experience providing construction cost estimates required
  • Experience with record keeping

Physical Requirements:

  • Position may entail working remotely
  • Employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally list up to 30 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to hostile situations
  • Some non-standard work hours maybe required

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 40.00

About Plumas Rural Services

Plumas Rural Services is a Northeastern California community-based, non-profit organization providing services and opportunities for the well being of local residents and families to improve quality of life and self sufficiency by promoting health, education, prevention and treatment.

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