NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FEMA’s local hire effort for disaster recovery activities in Tennessee, following storms in February and March of this year, added seven new employees this week.
Federal Coordinating Officer Manny J. Toro gave the new local hires their oath of office Monday morning (July 22), and said, “These individuals will help the State of Tennessee and their fellow Tennesseans recover from storms and floods which hit 59 counties earlier this year. This effort is something that FEMA regularly does to support a robust recovery effort.”
The new hires will be working in the Nashville and Knoxville area offices performing site inspections of damaged facilities and assuring that environmental and historical standards are maintained.
These local hires come to FEMA from various backgrounds, including engineering, construction and general contracting, construction supervision and inspections, wildlife rehabilitation and teaching at both the secondary and collegiate level.
The seven new hires bring the total to 13 local hires, as the FEMA Joint Field Office for DR-4427 continues to complement its work force with new staff hires from Tennessee. The local hire program is now responsible for almost 10% of the FEMA workforce in Tennessee, and FEMA is continuing to recruit additional Tennesseans to assist in the recovery efforts. Interested citizens should go to usajobs.gov to find available job opportunities.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.