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FEMA Hiring Local Residents for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Release date: 
February 7, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL NR 087

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA continues to hire residents in the Florida Panhandle to work on Hurricane Michael recovery.


Forty-three people have been hired so far and more jobs are being posted. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while providing opportunities for survivors to help other survivors.


Jobs are available in Tallahassee, Panama City and other areas recovering from Hurricane Michael. Potential applicants should monitor the website, where positions are posted regularly. To find the temporary local hire positions, search keyword “FEMA local hire” and “Florida” in the location field.


Some of the positions filled recently include environmental specialist, historic preservation specialist, logistics specialist, mitigation specialist, engineering/architect specialist, training/administrative specialist, planning specialist and FEMA Public Assistance program specialist.


Term of employment is 120 days, though it may be extended in 120-day increments up to one year.
Visit for additional information, including job responsibilities and compensation. 



FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

For a list of resources available to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael, visit

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Last Updated: 
February 7, 2019 - 14:50