Federal Emergency Management Agency reported Friday that it is hiring local residents to assist in the disaster recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
A release from FEMA noted that jobs are located in Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tallahassee.
According to FEMA, the agency is especially keen on hiring people with experience in floodplain management, cost analysis, civil engineering, site inspections, flood or casualty insurance, and historic preservation.
Residents of Florida who wish to apply can find details at http://www.employflorida.com; search using keyword Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Those hired will join the recovery team already in place, which is composed of local and federal workers, voluntary agencies, and community organizations.
FEMA officials say that, through temporary local employees, the agency gains valuable community insights, provides jobs, and allows Floridians to be on the front lines working to rebuild their community.
FEMA says it is the policy of the agency to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in every aspect of their employment and working conditions.