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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of the Grand Island, NE 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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    This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday May 9, 2019. Applications will be reviewed for consideration and referral approximately every two weeks.

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

    Those who apply by the first cut-off of Thursday April 25, 2019 will receive first consideration. At each cut-off date, qualification determinations will be made and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to management for consideration for any remaining positions.

    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 delivering 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:

    • Conducting Damage Description and Dimensions (DDD) based on photographs, site sketches/drawings, and damage assessed during the site inspection. 
    • Capturing an applicant’s claimed damages for all categories of work. 
    • Completing a Site Inspection Report (SIR) and scanning all supporting documentation into the Customer Relations Management Tool.
    • Reporting progress of activities to immediate supervisor.

    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/530304300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.