Debris removal post Hurricane Matthew is part of the FEMA work on Ocracoke. Photo by C. Leinbach
Debris removal post Hurricane Matthew is part of the FEMA work on Ocracoke. Photo by C. Leinbach

Updated Nov. 6, 10 a.m.   Editor’s note: We will look into how many positions may be available on Ocracoke and nearby and report back on Monday. 



fema-logoRALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolinians looking for temporary work now have an opportunity to be part of the team to help their state recover from Hurricane Matthew and to learn first-hand about the recovery process.

North Carolina Works, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is advertising open temporary positions.

If interested in working with FEMA, you can visit the NC Works workforce office serving your area, or visit to find available job opportunities. You also may call 919-560-6880.

Positions are posted as the need arises. FEMA will be here to help the people of North Carolina recover for as long as needed.

If seeking a job with FEMA, you must be a U.S. citizen 18 years of age or older and have a valid government identification card, such as a driver’s license or military ID.

Before hiring, candidates will be subject to a complete background investigation and fingerprinting. FEMA is committed to employing a highly qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation and the people we serve. The federal government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, non-disqualifying physical handicap, sexual orientation and any other non-merit factor.

For more information on the North Carolina’s recovery, visit the disaster webpage at; or visit the North Carolina Emergency Management website at

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA on twitter at @femaregion4. Download the FEMA app with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during and after disasters.

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