This type of job was made for me. I work as a contractor as part of the immediate disaster cadre and I love it. However, the job can be intensely stressful as it is through government contracts that we work. You work very long days (12+ hours depending on your position for that deployment). The pay is more than fair and, because you work so much overtime, each check is solid. The work itself is satisfying. This is the only job I have ever been able to honestly say that I love. There are a lot of political games that happen when deployed. There is a certain culture that develops on deployment that can be both positive and negative (though, probably more negative). You definitely have to be careful while you are working in the field. Overall, I love my job and, for now, it is worth the stress, the games, and the challenges. It is not for everyone so should you choose to apply, be prepared for a challenging environment in the immediate disaster cadre.
Contract Work (Freedom), Good Pay, Travel, Meaningful Work
Contract Work (Job Security), Political Nonsense, No Benefits