A number of people reached out concerned that this article was a false report. FEMA has updated their website and their fact checking tool to address the issue.
FEMA has now clarified that while they are hiring field inspectors with the pay promised in the article, they are only hiring field inspectors under a pre-existing contract to assist with surge capacity of field inspections. This information was not previously disclosed and the post has been updated accordingly.
I try to run State of the Territory with integrity and honesty. I appreciate all the people that have challenged the authenticity of the article. Keep holding members of the media, including myself honest. Thank you J.B. for passing this along.
After hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that 700 inspector positions were open to the public. No experience needed; inspectors would be required to temporarily relocate to affected areas in Texas.
Inspectors will be trained on how to conduct field inspections using FEMA software. Personnel will be reimbursed for travel expenses and will be paid weekly. The application deadline is August, 31, 2017.
- Must have two forms of ID
- Must be willing to travel to Houston, Galveston, Austin, or San Antonio
- Must be customer service oriented
- Must have no felonies
- Must have reliable transportation