FEMA Call For Hurricane Assistance

On behalf of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Director, Glen Woodbury

As you are all very much aware, our Nation has sustained severe flooding and damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and we are anticipating major impacts from Hurricanes Irma and possibly Jose. This is the peak of the hurricane season and it is far from over; to this end, we are reaching out to you to help in response and recovery efforts.  FEMA is looking to recruit personnel, with an expected deployment of 30 days, in the following areas:

  • Program Area: Skillset Required
  • Individual Assistance: Survivor outreach and communication, case management
  • Logistics: Load and unload trucks; coordinate and deliver resources; track inventory
  • IT: Establish connectivity for facilities; install, track, and manage equipment; configure communications equipment
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance: Engage directly with survivors; demonstrate understanding of available programs; case management
  • Hazard Mitigation: Floodplain management, mitigation strategies for the built environment, flood insurance, FEMA’s grant programs and authorities
  • Disaster Emergency Communications: Set up, operation, and shut down of communications vehicles; installation of voice and data cables; knowledge of radio protocols
  • External Affairs: Communications, Congressional and intergovernmental affairs, media analysis, media relations, tribal affairs, private sector relations
  • Environmental and Historic Preservation: Knowledge of environmental, historic, and floodplain management processes and regulations
  • Human Resources: Human resources specialists and managers
  • Finance: Travel arrangements and budget controls
  • Acquisitions: Contracting officers, purchasing specialists, and procurement specialists

If you are available to serve in one or more of these areas, please send your résumé to FEMA-CAREERS@fema.dhs.gov, and please put “Higher Ed” in the subject line.  Feel free to also share this request throughout your networks.  This is a great opportunity to serve the Nation and support our survivors in this time of need.

Heather Issvoran Director, Strategic Communications Contract Support for The Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Cell: 831.402.4672
1 University Circle, Building 220, Room 064
Monterey, CA 93943