FEMA is Hiring – Join New Mexico Wildfire Recovery Team

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July 11, 2022

SANTA FE, New Mexico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of New Mexico as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!

Do you like working outside ensuring materials get to where they are needed? Do you like coordinating with non-profit agencies to locate resources for residents in need? Maybe you prefer overseeing grants to ensure neighbors and communities are being helped. There are various jobs available to aid with community recovery needs, mostly in Santa Fe, that may match your skill set.

Available positions include:

Logistics Specialists: usajobs.gov/job/664117800. Application period closes July 14 or when 100 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the date.

Mitigation Grants Specialists: usajobs.gov/job/664056000. Application period closes July 14 or when 200 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the date.

Voluntary Agency Liaison Specialists: usajobs.gov/job/664322300. Application period closes July 15 or when 100 applications have been received, which may be sooner than the date.

Most temporary local hires are employed through a streamlined hiring process. A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days, though it may be extended in 120-day increments. Visit the link above for additional information, including job responsibilities and compensation.

FEMA is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.

Conditions of Employment:

You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.

You must successfully pass a background investigation.

Selective Service registration is required for males born after Dec. 31, 1959.

Review job announcements for additional conditions of employment.

To see other FEMA career postings, visit fema.gov/careers.

To address many of the common myths and rumors during the New Mexico wildfires, FEMA activated a rumor/myth webpage. You can access it online at fema.gov/nm-rumors.

For the latest information on the wildfires, visit fema.gov/disaster/4652. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.

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