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FEMA Is Hiring Disaster Recovery Workers in Iowa

Release date: 
April 24, 2019
Release Number: 
R7-DR-4421-IA NR 013

DES MOINES, Iowa—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Polk, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury counties to assist with disaster recovery.

FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions. Posted positions include public assistance specialists, site inspection specialists, travel specialists, equal rights specialists, emergency management specialists and external affairs specialists and many more.

The temporary positions are for 120 days and may be extended, in 120-day increments, for a maximum 365-day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.

To see posted positions, go online to and type “FEMA local Hire” in the search box and “Iowa” in the location box. Detailed information is provided for each position, including pay, benefits and application deadline.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

For more information on Iowa’s disaster recovery, visit



FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.


Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362, voice/VP/711. Multilingual operators are available. TTY users may call 800-462-7585.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. TTY users may also call 800-877-8339. Applicants may also email or visit SBA at

Last Updated: 
April 25, 2019 - 10:24