Hurricane Help: A Call to Action

In response to the environmental and economic devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Clean Fairfax is posting this call to action.

If you or someone you know can help with the recovery from this hurricane season, the Small Business Association (SBA) has paid positions and FEMA has mostly volunteer positions.  Deployments are up to 60 days, some with possible extensions. SBA travel is paid, overtime is highly likely and also paid.  It’s perfect for someone who wants to give back and who has a flexible schedule/obligations.

Tell them SBA/OHRS sent you if you apply.

Hurricane Response paid positions at the Small Business Administration

To apply to volunteer with disaster relief with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster go to www.nvoad.org

 

To apply to volunteer with disaster relief specifically in Florida go to www.volunteerflorida.org

The following is a list of the types of skills and roles FEMA is most in need of right now.

Program Area Skillset Required Duration Personnel Requirements
Individual Assistance Survivor outreach and communication, case management (Target Series: None) Up to 60 days 500 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Logistics Load and unload trucks; coordinate and deliver resources; track inventory (Target Series: None) Up to 120 days 450 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

IT Establish connectivity for facilities; install, track, and manage equipment; configure communications equipment (Target Series: 2210) Up to 120 days 250 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Disaster Survivor Assistance Engage directly with survivors; demonstrate understanding of available programs; case management (Target Series: None) Up to 60 days 300 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Hazard Mitigation Floodplain management, mitigation strategies for the built environment, flood insurance, FEMA’s grant programs and authorities (Target Series: Engineering) Up to 180 days 230 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Telecommunications Set up, operation, and shut down of communications vehicles; installation of voice and data cables; knowledge of radio protocols (Target Series: 0391) Up to 30 days 200 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

External Affairs Communications, Congressional and intergovernmental affairs, media analysis, media relations, tribal affairs, private sector relations (Any Communications Specialists – Target Series: 1035) Up to 60 days 100 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Environmental and Historic Preservation Knowledge of environmental, historic, and floodplain management processes and regulations (Target Series: 2820 and 0810) Up to 120 days 70 personnel

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Human Resources Human resources specialists and managers (Staffing and Processing (EmpowHR Specialists/Assistants – Target Series: 0201/0203) Up to 120 days 70 personnel

·         Assistants

·         Specialists

·         First-level Managers

Finance Travel arrangements and budget controls (Concur experience preferred – or Target Series: 0500) Up to 120 days 30 personnel

·         Specialists

Acquisitions Contracting officers, purchasing specialists, and procurement specialists (Target Series: 1101 and 1102) Up to 120 days 5 personnel

·         Specialists

 
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