Florida SERT looking to hire disaster-response trained employees

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hurricane Matthew may be long gone, but the impacts are still very new to many. The Florida Division of Emergency of Emergency Management is doing what they can to help those affected by Matthew, and to prepare for what could happen in the future.

The Florida State Emergency Response Team, or SERT, is initiating a disaster reservist program in an effort to increase the number of trained disaster specialists around the state.

Emergency Management is looking to hire a number of reservists to assist in disaster related duties. Duties may include participating on damage assessment teams, managing disaster recovery centers, participating on disaster survivor assistance teams, or assisting the individual assistance team in recovery.

According to Emergency Management, this is a paid, on call position that could require you to work in remote or stressful locations. They say that there is currently an insufficient number of people in the state trained for disaster response, and this is an effort to change that.

You must be 18 years or older to apply.

You can find a link to the application at the top right of this article.