The recent hurricane disasters of Harvey, Irma and now Maria have left many without food, water, homes, electricity, cell service among the necessities of our modern lives. Many supplies and workers had been pre-positioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prior to each of these storms.
Now that these hurricanes have passed, FEMA will need temporary workers now and for the foreseeable future. It will take many months, even years for such locations as Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico to fully recover.
FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  and was formed in 1979. Its 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.” Their vision is “A Nation Prepared.”
Additionally, FEMA coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.
Currently, there is a need for various temporary jobs in select locations. Some of these jobs include customer service specialists, logistics specialists, translators and Interpreters, environmental technicians, disaster survivor assistance, information technology.
The information below is excerpted from the FEMA website:
Immediate temporary jobs are available in several locations listed below. The site is updated frequently, and reflects the latest available positions for the FEMA Hurricane Workforce.
Application instructions in the job announcement  may vary depending on position. Where applicable, please read the full job announcement by clicking on the job title links. Positions are currently available at the following locations:
- Puerto Rico
- Virgin Islands
- Reservisrs – On Call
Due to the severity of these disasters jobs currently advertised with FEMA will be in demand for some time. Check back frequently to see what jobs are available.
- FEMA disaster relief efforts 
- FEMA USAJOBS Listings: https://fema.usajobs.gov/ .
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