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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Panama City, FL 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 customer service and data entry.

    In this position, you will support the delivery of disaster assistance for individuals and households. Typical assignments include:

    • Communicating directly with disaster survivors, to discuss case status and provide clarification with the assistance process, disaster assistance programs, and the current status of cases.
    • Entering and retrieving information from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) software program in response to inquiries from applicants concerning the status of disaster applications.
    • Requesting and reviewing additional information and/or documentation from the applicant and verifying information is complete and appropriate.
    • Compiling, reconciling, and correlating voluminous workload data from a variety of sources with different reporting requirements and formats.
    • Crosschecking, analyzing, and interpreting data to obtain and provide accurate and relevant information.

    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/539179600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.