has joined forces with the Illinois Department of Employment
Security to recruit and screen individuals to work in positions
including administration, writing and public information, television
and radio broadcast production, planning, individual disaster
assistance, and logistics.
FEMA routinely offers employment to residents in disaster areas
to support the local economy and provide jobs to those who may have
lost employment due to the event.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, and
possess a high school diploma or GED. Individuals will be required
to pass a background investigation that includes fingerprinting and
credit check, be able to furnish his or her own transportation to
and from work, and live within 50 miles of the employing office. for
salary payment, employees are required to participate in mandatory
direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.
Illinois residents may apply at
IllinoisJobLink.com through Thursday. They should enter "FEMA"
into the keyword search to find available positions.
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FEMA is committed to employing a highly qualified workforce
that reflects the diversity of our nation. All applicants will
receive consideration without regard to race, color, national
origin, sex, age, political affiliation, non-disqualifying
physical handicap, sexual orientation and any other non-merit
factor. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.
For the latest information on Illinois' recovery from the Nov. 17
storms, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4157.
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