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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Lincoln, NE and Grand Island, NE 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 engineering, architecture, and/or hazard mitigation. 

    In this position, you will advise and guide on engineering and architectural concepts and practicesTypical assignments include:

    • Reviewing and interpreting plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, and construction methods.
    • Obtaining, reviewing, and making recommendations regarding Incident Action Plans and Disaster Situation Reports.
    • Conducting architectural and engineering studies and analyses.
    • Providing design and engineering analysis to determine Hazard Mitigation Proposal scope and cost estimates.
    • Utilizing FEMA-approved Benefit- Cost Analysis software or methodology to conduct a defensible benefit-cost analysis.

    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/531160300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.