FEMA is taking applications for temporary, full-time workers in such areas as finance and administration, writing and public information, planning, individual disaster assistance, information technology and logistics.
According to a news release, most of the 78 jobs will be located in Aurora, with others located in the impacted areas.
Applications for the full-time, temporary jobs can be submitted through the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) website at www.IllinoisJobLink.com. Enter “FEMA” into the
keyword search to locate the available positions. Job candidates 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 finger printing and credit check, be able to furnish his/her own transportation to and from work and live within 50 miles of the employing office.
More than $62.5 million in federal aid has been approved for people affected by the floods.