FEMA hiring Texas residents after Hurricane Harvey

When disaster strikes, this D.C. command center is staffed with more than 200 workers from across government who specialize in 15 emergency support functions, which are key concerns that must be addressed in the aftermath of a disaster, like transportation, logistics, search and rescue, and public health. (CNN)

HOUSTON – FEMA is hiring workers across Texas.

In partnership with the state of Texas, the agency is hiring for administrative, logistical and technical jobs related to hurricane recovery.

Those hired will join the recovery team made up of local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations that is already in place.

Through temporary local employees, FEMA hopes to gain community insights and provide jobs that put Texans to work helping Texans, the agency said.

Some of the jobs pay between $14 and $34 per hour and include administrative support assistant, civil engineer, communications specialist, construction cost estimator, courier, crisis counselor, customer service specialist, environmental specialist, floodplain management specialist, graphics specialist, hazard mitigation outreach specialist, historic preservation specialist, registered nurse and voluntary agency liaison, among others.

To apply for a position with FEMA, candidates must first register through the Texas Workforce Commission’s website.

FEMA plans to announce more jobs in the near future.

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