FEMA seeks local hires in Florida for disaster recovery roles

October 13, 2023

FEMA opens doors for 33 positions in Gainesville and Lake Mary

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced local hiring opportunities for 33 roles.

Positions span various fields including geospatial and data analytics, floodplain management, media relations, writing and editing, community design, human resources and training, hazard mitigation, administrative support, and engineering and architecture.

These roles will be critical in aiding disaster recovery operations related to Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Nicole, Hurricane Idalia, and flooding in Broward County, Florida.

The positions offer full-time employment for up to 120 days, which can be extended based on operational demands.

Benefits offered to FEMA local hires

FEMA’s Local Hire employees can look forward to a comprehensive benefits package. It includes:

  • Health insurance, where 75% of the premium is employer-contributed.
  • Flexible spending accounts.
  • Federal long term care insurance.
  • The potential to earn 4 hours of paid sick leave every pay period.
  • Holiday pay.
  • Worker’s compensation.

Eligibility criteria and application details

Candidates looking to apply must meet certain prerequisites. Applicants should be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and hold a high school diploma or GED.

Further, they will need to clear a background investigation encompassing fingerprinting and a credit check.

Prospective hires should also arrange their own transportation for commuting, reside within 50 miles of the office, and be prepared to participate in mandatory direct deposit for salary.

For those interested in joining the team, applications can be submitted via USAJobs.gov.

As the needs of the disaster operations evolve, new positions will continually be updated on USAJobs, and candidates can opt to be alerted when new FEMA Local Hire roles are listed.

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