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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of the Tallahassee, FL and 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 flood insurance.

    In this position, you will provide technical advice and information to staff concerning the process for flood insurance claims and the relationship of flood insurance to disaster assistance programs.  Typical assignments include:

    • Analyzing and interpreting non-federal flood and non-flood property insurance policies.
    • Responding to requests from staff assigned to the Disaster Recovery Centers, insurance agents, lenders, adjusters, and Federal, State and local government officials regarding flood insurance issues.
    • Researching complex insurance issues (e.g., basement coverage, 30-day waiting period, how to file ICC claims) and following up as required.
    • Distributing insurance information to disaster-affected communities (e.g., fliers, publications, videos, statistics, public service announcements, insurance availability).
    • Answering homeowners' questions concerning National Flood Insurance Program policy, rules and regulations.

    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/518688500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.