FEMA is Hiring – Join Hurricane Ida Recovery Team

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December 3, 2021
Lucille Williams
December 3, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Louisiana as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!



Do you like working outside ensuring materials get to where they are needed? Do you like to make sure work projects are being completed to specifications? Maybe you prefer inside administrative work to ensure residents are being helped. There are various jobs available to aid with community recovery needs, mostly in Baton Rouge, that may match your skill set.

Search through current FEMA positions on USAJobs.gov (updated daily).

Most temporary local hires are employed through a streamlined hiring process. A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days, though it may be extended in 120-day increments. Visit the link above for additional information, including job responsibilities and compensation.



FEMA is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.

Conditions of Employment:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Review job announcements for additional conditions of employment.

FEMA is looking to fill the following positions in Louisiana:



· Grants Specialist

· Ordering Specialist

· Planning Specialist



· Civil Rights Advisor

· Logistics Specialist

· Data Analyst Specialist



· Administrative Assistant

· Floodplain Management Specialist

· Voluntary Agency Liaison Specialist



· Engineering and Architect Specialist

· Training and Administrative Assistant

· PA Program Delivery Manager



· Intergovernmental/Congressional Affairs and Private Sector Specialist

· Digital Communications Specialist

There are multiple openings for some of the positions. A FEMA representative added the positions are mostly in Baton Rouge, but many FEMA employees work remotely, so while the position may be based in the Baton Rouge office, employees may not have to report to the Baton Rouge office every day.



To see other FEMA career postings, visit fema.gov/careers.

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4611. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6.