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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security has an immediate need to employ residents of Puerto Rico as temporary local hires to assist with hurricane disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the long-term recovery process. FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in communications, floodplain management, cost analysis, civil engineering, site inspections, media relations, flood or casualty insurance, historic preservation, and more.

    Temporary, full time local hire jobs are available in San Juan, PR; Aguadilla, PR; Caguas, PR; Manati, PR; Ponce, PR. All candidates must live within a 50-mile radius of their desired location.

    Minimum age of eighteen years and US Citizenship are required.

    Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes fingerprinting.

    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, April 16, 2018 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 500th application is received whichever comes first.

    All applicants received by the cut-off date will be reviewed for qualifications. Those found qualified and requesting consideration, will be referred for consideration for open positions.

    FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.

    FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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    Local Hire employees:

    • Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivors assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
    • A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. It may be extended in increments of 120 days for up to one year.
    • Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
    • Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.
    For more specifics on the positions being offered, please review the Puerto Rico careers page at https://careers.fema.gov/puertorico.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens living within 50 miles of desired duty location.

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, April 16, 2018 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 500th application is received whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492737600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.