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Careers at IEM

Together at IEM

Our mission to build a safe, secure and resilient world is built on the “IEM Family”—a dedicated and driven team of professionals collaborating to innovate for the future. 

We are rooted in our unwavering commitment to our clients, delivering responsive and innovative solutions that work and producing outcomes that make a difference.

Our tagline “I Think, Therefore IEM” symbolizes our culture of innovation and critical thinking that empowers and encourages our team to pursue new ideas and solutions. Our team strives to produce results that matter.  Results that save lives and change outcomes for those we serve.

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Team IEM

When the world’s toughest challenges present themselves, IEM’s work begins.  We are committed to helping our clients, communities, and government officials across the nation overcome and respond to difficult crises and events.  Building a safe, secure, and resilient world requires a diverse and talented team of professionals.

As a team-oriented firm, we value collaborative relationships to foster new ideas. “Team IEM” is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise who work together to accomplish our client’s mission. IEM’s project teams are typically comprised of a blend of disciplines, such as emergency management, public policy, economics, research, software engineering, communications, and graphic design. This diversity allows each team member to contribute insights and knowledge from their specific discipline while learning from colleagues.

IEMers, as we call ourselves, work hard to create a culture that empowers each individual to share ideas and cooperate as a team to carry out those concepts. From entry level to corporate leadership every member of Team IEM is valued and supported. IEMers are dedicated and committed to the company’s mission.

Benefits & Compensation

At IEM our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to show them they are valued through generous and flexible benefits, as well as a positive work environment.” – IEM Founder, President & CEO Madhu Beriwal

Our employees are the backbone of IEM. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • medical,
  • dental,
  • vision,
  • long and short-term disability (company paid), and
  • life insurance.

We also offer a 401(k) plan with a company match, paid vacation and holidays, and paid sick leave.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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A Collaborative and Diverse Workplace

As the largest minority- and woman-owned business of its kind, we recognize the importance of a diverse workforce that considers the needs of every community we serve. Effective innovation is born out of a culture of inclusion and support. IEM is an equal opportunity employer and we value the ideas and voices of everyone on our team. We recognize the key to building a safe, secure, and resilient world is a diverse, engaged, and committed workforce. At IEM, we are proud of the inclusive culture we foster and continue to build. 

Innovation

Team IEM takes great pride in our ability to develop innovative solutions in the field of emergency management, homeland security and national security to help government agencies and the private sector save lives. Innovation is central to our mission as we work to develop tools and services that allow our clients to prepare for and mitigate against risk. No disaster or emergency is the same and the challenges faced today may be very different than the ones faced tomorrow. We understand that to respond effectively we must continuously rethink and reimagine how we achieve our clients’ goals and pursue opportunities. We value the ideas of our employees and encourage creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and perseverance to drive innovation. At IEM there are no limits.

IEM Employee Stories and Testimonials

It’s not always about work with IEM, sometimes it is about family.  Since 2017, I set up Restore Louisiana Facilities, ran those facilities, assisted/ran other project facilities, met my now husband, got married, had 2 babies, and was promoted to manager.  The operations team, my work family, came together for me.  With the assistance of this team I was able to set up 4 facilities to be fully functional across the state of Louisiana in a little over a month.  With the assistance of this team I was also able to take time at home after the birth of each of my children.  I could not do my job effectively and raise my children while working full time without the assistance of others.  I am thankful every day I have had the opportunity to call IEM family.” —Sara Kapp

My name is Robert Katz and I am currently working on the New Jersey RREM disaster recovery project to help victims of Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes and return to their lives. I have been with IEM for 2 years now and involved in the RREM program for the last 6 years. The management of the RREM Program under IEM has been nothing short of impressive and it has inspired me to really improve my own professional skills. That inspiration is what ultimately lead to my promotion to a management position within one year of my tenure with IEM, and our project and has renewed my commitment to the work we are doing here.

Prior to working on the RREM Program I had worked professionally as a photographer and continue to be practice my passion to this day, albeit on a more personal level. This photo is a panoramic that was taken by myself using a DJI Mavic Pro drone in Surf City, Long Beach Island. This photo holds a strong place for me in both my professional and personal life. Prior to graduating college, I had lived on LBI, which is one of the many shore towns affected by Hurricane Sandy. I never expected to be working in an industry so close to home…literally. This photo not only shows numerous RREM applicants and LBI natives, but it also features the home I lived in for 2 summers almost a decade ago.

IEM has given me the opportunity to help a resilient community that is still in dire need from a devastating storm in October 2012, and that same community is one that I have been able to call home for almost my entire life. Being employed by a company that performs work with such a lasting impact on so many individuals and the communities they comprise creates a feeling that is simply not quantifiable.” —Robert Katz

A Bird’s Eye View of Sandy Rebuilding on Long Beach Island

Packing in and flying high

With two coworkers in tow

Off to Baton Rouge to meet the team

To develop our rhythm and flow

A better beginning I’ve never had

With a team that couldn’t be replaced

Lucky to be working at IEM

Where ideas and imagination are embraced” —Mina Lutz

Working for IEM Puerto Rico has been a once in a lifetime experience. The work we do is an astonishing achievement. Working for the Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico has been fulfilling on so many levels. We experience different natural disasters throughout our lives, however, if we have not endured personal loss, we are clueless on the severity and devastation caused by these disasters that impact us around the world.

At times, it can be a roller coaster of mixed emotions, from fulfillment and satisfaction to sadness and heartbreak. Our main objective has been to aid the people of Puerto Rico who were impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and provide them with a secure and safe home. Our primary focus is the elderly who have worked their whole lives to make a home for themselves only to have it destroyed by a natural disaster. It is truly heartrending to listen to them describe the horror these victims went through and how they managed to remain resilient in the aftermath of these disasters. It has been satisfying to be able to contribute to the community, even in small ways and bring back that spark of hope. I will be eternally grateful to IEM to have been given the opportunity to be part of something so rewarding.

The Staff at IEM are one of a kind and are amazing individuals that treat their employees with the utmost respect. They show their appreciation daily, whether it is a party to celebrate our milestones, gift cards, treats or even something as simple as a message saying, “Great Job”. The staff at IEM motivate us to work hard, grow professionally and be innovative thinkers. They are considerate and make sure their employees are healthy whether it is physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. It is with great pride and honor that I can say I work for IEM.” —Melissa Collado

When I first heard Mrs. Kelly Marcotte said that I was hired, and confirmed my new salary, it was a Jaw dropping moment. I didn’t want her to think I was having a seizure, so I said: “sorry, I can’t stop smiling”. That’s how my career as IEMer began on September 2018 as an Intake Specialist for the Rebuild Florida program.

A week after I got comfortable enough to forget about my heavy Spanish accent, I volunteered to work with the Mobile Unit. Working was never more fun; I was super energetic! I read my new duties so many times, I could do a solo recital with the SOP!

Around the third day of my job in paradise, I received a call, I was been promoted to Intake Center Manager. By that time my jaw was already adjusting to IEM greatness, I knew that I needed to work hard and to keep committed to the company’s goals in order to have a successful career.

I worked alongside a very supportive team. I mastered my position and kept looking at the career horizons for new adventure. Eventually, in July 2019, I transitioned to Puerto Rico to join Jared Jakubowski’s team. I got to manage not only two intake centers but also the Property Appraisals Quality Control Team. To keep myself focused, I even created my own mantra. “I’m a superhero, I am IEM”.

I learned a great deal of what working hard means… oh boy!  Jared tested my capacity to work as never before. I learned to place the people we serve and those who count on us first.  I learned that I was a Disaster Recovery Warrior! Any mission had to be accomplished to perfection!

In March 2020…. my superhero cape flew me back to Florida as a Single-Family Housing Manager, to reencounter my “old” friends, my family and my home.  Rebuild Florida’s welcome came with COVID-19 and a new challenge – teleworking. We are successfully battling and conquering, as we will for any other task that will possibly come our way.

Work hard good fellas!!! It pays!!!” —Nadienka Sanz

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IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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