The Planning Board will carry out the recruitment process for 250 professionals from September 28 to October 12 and will be conducted virtually. (Ramón “Tonito” Zayas)
Permit officers, permit auditing technicians, licensed engineers, assistant engineers, information systems (GIS) analysts, office systems administrators, information systems programmers, and supervisors are several of the positions that the Planning Board ( JP) seeks to fill in the coming weeks to work on a project aimed at risk mitigation and compliance with the new Building Codes.
The JP seeks to recruit about 250 people, jobs that will be covered by a proposal approved under the Risk Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), linked in turn, with the Federal Agency for the Management of Emergencies ( FEMA ). The objective of the proposal is to strengthen Puerto Rico's response capacity to natural disasters.
“With this grant from the FEMA Risk Mitigation Program, it is easier to recruit professionals with the preparation and capacity to assist communities in seeking to be more resilient and make each family safer in the event of an emergency,” he said in statements written, the president of the JP, María del Carmen Gordillo when announcing the recruitment process and interviews that will be carried out virtually.
“The recruited personnel will participate in an interactive training program, consisting of seven modules offered by professionals in each area related to compliance with building codes, current regulations, among other issues relevant to resilience,” said Gordillo.
The mission of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program focuses on enforcing compliance with laws and regulations on land use and construction, focuses on education and effective use of the new 2018 Construction Codes, the new Joint Regulation and Regulation on Special Flood Hazard Areas.
Gordillo explained that all applicants can access the address www.construyeseguro.pr.gov to start the application process and virtual interviews as of this Monday, September 28, 2020.
Through the portal you can receive the documents and evidence necessary for each position. If the requirements are met, JP staff will have to contact the applicant to schedule a virtual interview. The recruitment process runs from September 28 to October 12, 2020.
For her part, in written statements, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced highlighted the importance that the initiative will help families in Puerto Rico have “safer homes.”
“These skilled personnel will be available to strengthen preparedness for natural disasters, promote compliance with current regulations and building codes, as well as reduce informal construction on the island,” the president said in written statements.