FEMA hiring Florida residents to support Hurricane Irma recovery


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring Florida residents to assist in the disaster recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Those who wish to apply should email their resumes to FEMA-Workforce-FL@fema.dhs.gov. Emails should include the word “Florida” and the desired job title in the subject line. A preferred contact method is requested, and applicants may be contacted via email, phone or mail regarding the interview, hiring and selection process.

Positions needed and expanded job descriptions are listed and updated at careers.fema.gov/hurricane-workforce. Paid, temporary positions include customer service specialists; information technology specialists; logistics specialists; translators and interpreters in either Haitian Creole or Spanish; historic preservation specialist; and environmental/floodplain specialist.

It is FEMA policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in every aspect of employment. FEMA supports the concept of affirmative employment to ensure that personnel policies and practices provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or retaliation/reprisal.

Those hired will join the recovery team already in place, which is comprised of local and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations. Through temporary local employees, FEMA gains valuable community insights, provides jobs and allows Floridians to be on the front lines working to rebuild their community.