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Want to Help Tennessee Recover? Come Work for FEMA

Release date: 
June 10, 2019
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4427-TN NR 001

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans looking for full-time temporary work may have an opportunity to be part of the team to help their state recover from severe storms and flooding which hit the state in February and March. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is advertising open temporary positions in Tennessee. If you are interested in working with FEMA, you can go to usajobs.gov to find available job opportunities.

Currently, FEMA has several open positions in its Public Assistance Grant Program. The positions, Site Inspectors, will be conducting inspections to assist state and local government and private not-for-profit agencies document disaster-related damage to their facilities.

These positions will be based in Nashville and Knoxville.

Other positions may also be posted in the coming days. FEMA will be in Tennessee to help the state recover for as long as needed.

If you are seeking a job with FEMA, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older and have a valid government identification card, such as a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card, birth certificate or U.S Military ID. Before hiring, candidates will be subject to a complete background investigation.

FEMA is committed to employing a highly qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation and the people we serve. The federal government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, non- disqualifying physical handicap, sexual orientation and any other non-merit factor.

For more information on Tennessee’s recovery, visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4427 and the Tennessee Emergency Management website at tn.gov/tema.

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

Last Updated: 
June 10, 2019 - 09:57