FEMA Looking to Hire Additional Virgin Islanders to Help With Hurricane Recovery

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ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still looking to hire U.S. Virgin Islanders as temporary employees to help the territory recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Positions are available in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

 

The agency is seeking a variety of workers to fill skilled positions in many program areas. Applicants with college degrees and/or skills in accounting, planning, analytics, statistics, writing and editing, environmental sciences, and construction management are highly desired. Additionally, a knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office and Adobe are desired.

 

Local hires will bring critical knowledge and skills to the ongoing recovery and restoration efforts in their communities. Hiring locally helps get disaster survivors back to work and also supports long-term recovery efforts. Those hired will work with a specialized workforce which includes, territorial, local and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations.

 

Temporary local hires are initially hired for 120-day terms, which may be extended for up to one year maximum. Residents interested in working for FEMA may email their resume to

FEMA-DR4340USVI-LocalHires@fema.dhs.gov or they may apply online through the Virgin Islands Department of Labor at www.vidol.gov.

 

FEMA Human Resources personnel will contact select applicants by phone and email to schedule interviews.

 

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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). 

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. 

For official information on the recovery effort following the hurricanes, please visit www.informusvi.com or www.usviupdate.com. Follow us on social media at and .

To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org.  For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at www.USVIrecovery.org

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