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

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 on 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 or construction management are highly desired. Additionally, a knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Office and Adobe, are needed.

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 that 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.