The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Kansas City, Missouri 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!Learn more about this agency
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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 delivering Public Assistance grant funding.
This is a temporary virtual position for the Public Assistance section at the Region VII office in Kansas City, MO. In this position, you 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:
- Facilitating the delivery of Public Assistance grant funding on behalf of Applicants; this includes (but is not limited to) developing the list of damaged sites, scheduling site inspections, summarizing applicant damages, and coordinating requests for information and questions.
- Working with the applicants to resolve their program related needs ensuring projects are processed as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.
- Tracking and communicating the progress of all projects through the entire program delivery model in coordination with the Applicant.
- Engaging program offices as soon as potential opportunities or concerns arise.
- Discussing potential Hazard Mitigation opportunities with the Applicant.
- Hosting key information meetings ensuring recovery priorities and program eligibility requirements are communicated.
- Gathering all required documentation to enable FEMA to write grants so the applicant can be returned to their Pre-Disaster condition as soon as possible.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
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