FEMA hires local residents, who are themselves disaster survivors, to help their fellow citizens in the recovery process to add to disaster operational staffing. They allow disaster survivors to get back to work while adding to the long-term recovery of the local community and bring a special understanding of the problems faced by their fellow disaster survivors.
Most temporary local hires can be hired under a streamlined process instead of a competitive process.
A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. It may be extended in increments of 120 days for up to one year.
Career Tenure and Competitive Status
Temporary local hires do not earn career tenure or competitive status in the Federal government. This means that they must compete with the public for Federal jobs rather than receive preference.
How to Apply
- Search for positions on our Hurricane Workforce page
- For additional information on temporary local hire positions,please contact the Regional Office for the area in which you live
- Steps to Apply - Find out what FEMA looks for in employees and how to apply for a job, including information for applicants with disabilities
- Tips & Guidelines to Federal Employment - Get general information about applying for jobs in and working for the Federal Government