The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of San Juan, PR; Ponce, PR; Vega Baja, PR; and Caguas, PR 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!
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
Local Hire employees:
Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.
Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.
FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in External Affairs. In this position, you will serve as an External Affairs Intergovernmental/Congressional Affairs Specialist.
Typical assignments include:
Providing support on activities associated with Congressional members and representatives, governmental
officials, constituency groups and other stakeholder organizations.
Participating in various outreach opportunities with governmental organizations.
Participating in conferences, planning sessions, meetings and briefings for a variety of external stakeholders to
include assisting with the development of agendas, logistical needs, and briefing materials.
Communicating stakeholder initiatives and concerns to program liaisons for information sharing.
Analyzing data and compiling reports on sensitivities and issues communicated by stakeholders for inclusion in
Join Our Mission
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of others? At FEMA you can come to work and leave being a part of a federal agency that helps communities before, during and after disasters.
As employees, we bring a depth of compassion, strength of character, and culture of integrity to our agency. Our core values of compassion, fairness, integrity, and respect are at the heart of our agency.
Mission: FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. At FEMA, you can be a part of a team that when disaster strikes YOU are there to change someone’s life for the better.
Benefits: We provide our employees with a first-class benefit package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, 10 paid holidays per year, vacation time, and more. In addition, we offer training/career development opportunities, and flexible work schedules.
Workplaces: Our workspaces serve as a model to be a ready at a moment’s notice for disaster for federal offices for the future, designed with openness, collaboration and wellness in mind. Whether you need to work independently or gather to exchange ideas, our offices provide the flexibility you need to get the job done.
Mobile Work: We believe that work is not where it occurs, but what is accomplished. With innovative telework policies and a nimble IT environment, you can access IT resources anywhere, anytime. Collaborating with your team is seamless, both inside and outside of the office.
Deployments: Our mission requires us to deploy around the country when disaster strikes. Every FEMA employee has day-to-day emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires deployment to disaster sites. During your deployment, you may be required to work irregular hours, work at locations other than your official duty station, and pick up duties other than those specified in the official position description. Travel required to support emergency operations may be extensive (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.