FEMA is hiring for more than 300 jobs in Kissimmee, Orlando, Brandon, Fort Myers and Sarasota as the it continues to assist in recovery after Hurricane Ian ravaged areas of Florida.

The agency said that it is seeking people with experience in logistics, environmental protection, engineering, emergency management, customer service and other job categories. The positions are four month “appointments that may be extended depending on operational needs,” according to FEMA.

FEMA said that local hire employees will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health insurance for individual or family coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Federal long term care insurance
  • Ability to earn four hours of paid sick leave per pay period
  • Holiday pay
  • Worker’s compensation

According to FEMA, applicants must be U.S. citizens, be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, will be required to pass a background investigation that includes finger printing and credit check, and must have transportation to and from work and live within 50 miles of the employing office.

To apply, candidates are encouraged to apply online through USAJobs.gov. As the disaster operational needs shift, new positions will be posted on USAJobs. Candidates can be notified when FEMA Local Hire positions posts. You can save a search to help you look for jobs in your area of interest through USAJobs. For instructions, please visit: USAJOBS Help Center