Disaster Relief Jobs – Great Opportunity to Do Good


Now is a time of opportunity for certain job seekers. If you are someone with very strong customer service skills, computer skills and are willing to be away from home for an extended period of time, you may want to look at a position with FEMA. The aftermath of natural disasters doesn’t go away when the water goes down. It is a long-term recovery process and all kinds of skills are needed to help.

FEMA has two types of non-permanent positions: Temporary Local Hire and Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees (CORE).

CORE employees can be hired under a streamlined process instead of a competitive process.

First is the Temporary Local Hire. These jobs add to the disaster operational staffing and are limited to a 120-day term. The term may be extended in increments of 120 days for up to one year. These jobs do not gain recipient competitive status (for applying to other Federal Government jobs) or career tenure. The first step to see if these jobs are available is to contact your area Regional office and inquire if they are hiring and what positions are available.

The Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees (CORE) are limited term hires. The term is between two to four years. The position may be renewed is there is an ongoing disaster and if there is funding available. These positions are usually eligible for benefits but recipients do not gain competitive status or career tenure. Hiring may be under streamlined process instead of usual competitive process which can get candidates working faster.

The application process for both of these position categories is online, check out https://careers.fema.gov/steps-apply . This link shows the steps to applying and interviewing. The application process is detailed by doable – just follow the steps. An important thing to note is that FEMA jobs require a successful candidate be a U.S. citizen and, dependent on the position – pass a full background investigation.

To get your resume’ ready for these and any other job prospects, visit our SERVICES page.

For more detailed information on FEMA jobs check out https://careers.fema.gov/ . Take some time and really explore the site. There is a lot of really good information and a broad range of jobs!

Copyright 2017 Teri Maher