FEMA Temp Hires For Disaster Response!
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of multiple locations as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Successful candidates will help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
Important details about the positions:
- A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Appointments may be extended, in 120-day increments, for a maximum 365-day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.
- Travel or moving expenses are not authorized.
- Successful hires will be assigned to and work within one of 23 Cadres, which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
- Cadre assignments will be based on an individual candidate’s skills and experience.
- FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in delivering Stafford Act Public Assistance grant funding.
In this position, the incumbent will report to the Public Assistance Program Delivery Task Force Lead and serve as the primary point of contact for the applicant. Typical assignments include:
- Facilitating the delivery of Public Assistance grant funding on behalf of Applicants; this includes (but is not limited to) developing the list of damaged sites, scheduling site inspections, summarizing applicant damages, and coordinating requests for information and questions.
- Working with the applicants to resolve their program related needs ensuring projects are processed as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.
- Tracking and communicating the progress of all projects through the entire program delivery model in coordination with the Applicant.
- Engaging program offices as soon as potential opportunities or concerns arise.
- Discussing potential Hazard Mitigation opportunities with the Applicant.
- Hosting key information meetings ensuring recovery priorities and program eligibility requirements are communicated.
- Gathering all required documentation to enable FEMA to write grants so the applicant can be returned to their Pre-Disaster condition as soon as possible.
All hiring is conducted via USAJobs.gov. This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the day the application limit is received, whichever comes first.