The State of Georgia, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has started hiring Georgia residents to work on the hurricane recovery effort. Each week, more jobs will be posted.
The most recent opportunities are with FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) team. PA focuses on helping entire communities rebound, while FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) programs are focused on assisting the individual hurricane survivor.
Anyone interested in local hire opportunities should go to USAJOBS.gov and create a free account. The positions typically include the words “Local Hire” in the job title. This week’s local hire opportunities are for a Site Inspector Specialist and a Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager. The positions pay $20.22 to $30.29 an hour and include sick leave and health benefits.
Georgia residents will be hired for a term of 120 days, with the possibility of an extension. Residents interested in the local hire positions currently posted on USAJOBS.gov have until November 12 to submit their application. Those hired will join the recovery team – local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations – already in place.
In the weeks ahead, additional opportunities will be made public; some of the jobs will be located in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael, others will be in or near Atlanta.