FEMA Hosting Job Fair in Valdosta to Recruit Georgians for Hurricane Irma Recovery Work Monday, Nov. 13

Release Date Release Number
R4 DR-4338-GA NR 036
Release Date:
November 8, 2017

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Labor (Georgia DOL) and Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit more than 50 Georgians under FEMA’s Local Hire program.

The hiring event will take place on Monday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valdosta Career Center, located at 221 South Ashley St., Valdosta, GA 31601

FEMA hires local residents, who themselves may be disaster survivors, on a temporary basis to help their fellow citizens in the recovery process and to add to disaster operational staffing. A Local Hire’s term of employment is generally 120 days. The term may be less than 120 days or may be extended for up to one year.

Local Hire positions in Georgia pay between $18 and $45 per hour, and may lead to longer-term employment opportunities with state and federal emergency management agencies. Duty stations are in Albany, Atlanta, Brunswick, Savannah and Warner Robins, but you may live outside of these areas and commute with your own resources.

If you plan to attend the hiring event, bring at least one copy of your resume and two valid forms of ID. Be prepared to complete a full job application, be interviewed on the spot, and be processed for a background check.

Among the positions, FEMA is seeking applicants for more than 40 Public Assistance Site Inspector openings for the Public Assistance program in Albany, Atlanta, Brunswick, Savannah and Warner Robins. Knowledge or experience related to construction, construction management, project management, engineering tech or public works is ideal but not required.

Other available positions include:

  • Mitigation Specialist
  • Environmental Preservation Specialist
  • Historical Preservation Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • External Affairs Specialist

For a full list of positions and their job descriptions, go to www.fema.gov/disaster/4338 and click “We are hiring.” You can also view the list of available positions by locality at https://careers.fema.gov/hurricane.

If you cannot attend, you may also apply for Local Hire positions online or via email:

Candidates must be U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older. They must have a valid government identification card, such as a driver’s license, state ID or military ID or U.S. Passport. Before hiring, selected 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. 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.


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 been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion4 and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.


Last updated March 18, 2021