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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of the Atlanta, GA and the surrounding area as temporary local hires to assist with 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 recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!

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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 survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
    • A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster. 
    • 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.

    FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in historic preservation.

    In this position, you will provide subject matter expertise in historic preservation review, reports, compliance and assist other program specialists in the historic preservation review process.  Typical assignments include:

    • Collecting data on historic preservation considerations related to potential disaster impact.
    • Identifying historic resource considerations (historic communities, landmarks, and properties, artifacts, museums, tribal concerns) in a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).
    • Making determinations for National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 compliance.
    • Completing historic preservation reviews for the potential presence of, and impact to, historic properties.
    • Providing technical assistance on historic preservation considerations to the incident management organization and external stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518617000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.