Was fun place to work, travel, met many interesting people
Disaster Assistance Employee (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – December 2, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: only work when there is a disaster
My day was mainly helping people in need a place to live or financial help in rebuilding . People I worked with were dedicated to helping disaster victims. The best part of this job was the look on someones face when they realized we could really help
Hurricane Disaster Specialist (Former Employee), Worked while in Massachusetts for 6 months – November 24, 2013
Pros: new experience in direct emergency situations
Cons: income not enough for long term expectations
Reviewed the ways FEMA and the Red Cross could help individuals in the affected parts of the country handling an emergency situation. In addition gathered individual information on each situation for government database utilization.
Network Manager (Former Employee), Miami, Florida – October 20, 2013
Primary Responsibilities: • Provide Technical Support on Issues with Connectivity • Installation & Up gradation of Operating system. • Handling all Network Printers, Laptops and Desktop related problems. • Troubleshooting all Hardware and Network problems • Support remote users over phone or by taking remote control of the system • Establishing new – more... designing the networks • Resolving Errors with Graphic User Interface • Conducting inspection of problems of pre-treatment and rendering technical support to the departments. • Providing immediate service support to the client systems for resolving their issues and complaints in compliance with the preset guidelines and rules. • Ensuring high level quality of maintenance service for increasing the management Satisfaction Index. • Well versed with server configurations like DNS, DHCP, Web Server, SAMBA, Proxy Server and File Sharing, also efficient in System & Network Administration tasks and Trouble Shooting. • Strive to always promote high quality, results-driven, prompt, and professional customer service and support. • Assist customers with hardware and software problems, troubleshooting and resolving a wide variety of performance problems. – less
Data Processing Specialist/Manager (Current Employee), Denton, TX – October 9, 2013
Pros: seeing parts of the united states that i would not have the opportunity to do otherwise.
Cons: being away from my home for extended periods of time.
A typical day at work starts at between 7:00-7:30 a.m. and during start up will last for 12 hrs. 7 days a week. I have learned that you must have compassion and patience and love working with people of all types. My co-workers are from different parts of the United States and Virgin Islands and we all have the opportunity to make new friends. The hardest – more... part of the job is saying goodby and the most enjoyable part of the job is to see the smile and receive hugs from those I am able to help. – less
Help Line (Former Employee), Denton, TX – October 7, 2013
Pros: pleasant atmosphere with professional people.
Cons: work is seasonal and temporary.
It is rewarding to help people who call needing help after disasters. The hardest part of the job is that it is seasonal. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping recover what they lost during floods, hurricanes or earthquakes.
Emmitsburg MD (Former Employee), Emmitsburg, MD – October 2, 2013
Pros: great pay and lots of exposure
Cons: some survivors of previous disasters want to let you have it.
If you like helping people after a disaster, then FEMA is the place to work for. People see fliers after a disaster and try to register and some register improperly. To help survivors appeal decisions about eligibility and strive for them to receive the help they need. Whether through FEMA or another agency.
Program Analyst (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – September 25, 2013
Cons: great place to work good money
This job was one of the best, The federal Government is wonderful for training it employees to do multiply jobs and the pay is great. There is room for advancement and no one holds you back from being the best that you can be
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – September 16, 2013
Pros: being able to help
Cons: hearing the horror stories of katrina
The days were not easy due to the effects of Katrina, because of the clients stories. I learned that life is very valuable and we do not know what to expect day after day and to always appreciate what we have. and I learned that the government can put you on hold and still here your conversation caught a lot of cons. my co-workers were all hard working – more... individuals who cared. the hardest part was to here a mother who was planing on killing herself and her children, but the blessen thing was I was able to talk her out of it. – less
IT Specialist - Local Hire (Former Employee), Woodbury, NY – September 2, 2013
Cons: it ended too soon.
One of the most positive work experiences of my life. Great people work at FEMA from top to bottom. I met hundreds of people from all over the country. Working in IT support for FEMA was the best job to have during the Sandy disaster recovery efforts. "They can talk about us but they can't talk without us." We had fun and worked our tails off...all – more... good. – less