The truth behind the FEMA inspection job ad

The pitch floating around social media seemed like another hoax.

AUSTIN - The pitch floating around social media seemed like another hoax.

“Earn $4k-$5k a week! FEMA Field Inspectors needed ASAP!"

It gave a telephone number and a tight deadline.

It says no experience necessary, but there are some requirements like having two forms of ID, be willing to travel and no felonies.

FEMA told KVUE News the post was legitimate. It was for a contractor who works for FEMA.

The positions are filled, according to FEMA.

FEMA representatives told KVUE News that they have seen some fake job posts, however.

One claimed a person could make $2,000 per week for 90 days. It was not real.

You can go on the FEMA site if you’re really looking to join the government’s payroll.

FEMA’s Career’s site says:

“FEMA is seeking professionals, who are eager to assist disaster survivors as Incident Management-CORE employees, in the cities of Denton and Austin (Texas), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), and Little Rock (Arkansas). Incident Management-CORE employees are full-time, disaster workforce employees, readily available to support FEMA’s mission to deliver programs that assist disaster survivors and their communities.

The advantages of becoming an Incident Management-CORE employee include:

  • Health benefits,
  • Training opportunities,
  • Travel,
  • Competitive pay,
  • Emergency management experience and much more!

If you possess experience in flood or casualty insurance sales, customer service, data entry, or general contracting, consider a position as an Incident Management-CORE. Links to these career opportunities will be available in the coming weeks.”

Tap here for a  link to the FEMA Careers page.

© 2017 KVUE-TV


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