FEMA is hiring local residents to assist in the disaster recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Residents who wish to apply should email their résumés to fema-workforce-caribbean@fema.dhs.gov and include the words “Puerto Rico” in the subject line. If you do not have access to the internet, you can submit your resume at any open post office in Puerto Rico in a sealed envelope; you do not need to mail your resume, simply drop it off and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will transmit to FEMA’s team in Puerto Rico.

Some of the jobs needed include: Engineer, Floodplain Management Specialist, Geospatial Information Systems Specialist, Administrative Support Assistant, Insurance Specialist, Emergency Management Specialist, Equal Rights Advisor, Customer Service Representative, Analysts, Voluntary Agency Liaison, Resource Manager, Media Relations Specialist, Digital Communications Specialist, Mass Care Specialist, Applicant Services Specialist, Housing Coordinator and Reports Writer. Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred.

Applicants are requested to provide the name of the job they wish to be considered for and a preferred contact method. Applicants may be contacted via email, phone, or mail regarding the interview, hiring and selection process.

It is the policy of FEMA to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in every aspect of their employment and working conditions.  FEMA supports the concept of affirmative employment to ensure that personnel policies and practices provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or retaliation/reprisal.

Those hired will join the recovery team already in place, which is composed of local and federal workers, voluntary agencies, and community organizations. Through temporary local employees, FEMA gains valuable community insights, provides jobs, and allows Puerto Ricans to be on the front lines working to rebuild Puerto Rico.

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FEMA’s 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.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service)

(TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters, which can cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.