ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA announced Saturday, October 29, that it is shedding more than 300 positions in Kissimmee, Orlando, Brandon, Fort Myers and Sarasota as the agency continues to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.
The agency said it is looking for people with experience in logistics, environmental protection, engineering, emergency management, customer service and other professions. The positions are 120-day “appointments that may be extended based on operational needs,” according to FEMA.
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FEMA said locally hired employees are entitled to the following benefits:
Health insurance for individual or family insurance
Flexible spending accounts
federal long-term care insurance
Ability to earn four hours of paid sick leave per pay period
FEMA said applicants must be U.S. citizens, be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a background investigation that includes fingerprinting and credit checks, and be able to provide their own transportation and from work and live within 50 miles of the place of work.
To apply, candidates are encouraged to apply online through USAJobs.gov. As the needs of disaster relief operations shift, new positions will be posted on USAJobs. Candidates can be notified when FEMA Local Hire positions are posted. You can save a search to search for jobs in your area of interest through USAJobs. For instructions, go to: USAJOBS Help Center
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