Although it has been a month since Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas, relief is still in the works and Texas could really use the help. Recently DHS put out a call for federal employees to join the “surge capacity force” for special assignments for on-site relief work related to Hurricane Harvey. These include storage and movement of materials, providing public information about disaster assistance relief programs, individual aid and monitoring of debris.
FEMA and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association have also teamed up to encourage federal retirees to return on a temporary basis to help with agency relief programs. Assistance is needed to help process disaster loan applications, and they are currently looking for:
- Legal Assistants
- Program Support Assistants
- Call Center Specialists
- IT Specialists
- Construction Analysts
- Administrative Support Assistants
- Damage Verifiers
- Loan Specialists
- Public Information Officers
Retirees that are seeking a waiver of the general requirement of offset between salary and annuity in reemployment should request the appropriate waiver with their application.
Interested in helping with Hurricane Harvey relief? Positions are available on the USAJobs website.