Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our friends, family and clients affected by the terrible devastation from Hurricane Harvey.
With any natural disaster there is always a lot of rumor and misinformation out there. As a agency that writes flood insurance, we’ve been asked about the truth to the rumor that FEMA is hiring home inspectors to work the damage related to Hurricane Harvey.
We’re happy to report the answer appears to be “Yes”. Here’s what we’ve found out from our research.
Now for the bad news, it does not appear that the position pays “between $2,000 and $5,000 per week” as has been reported. Per Vanguard EM’s website:
“Novice Inspectors (0- 500 inspections) are paid $35 per inspection, intermediate inspectors (501-2500 verified inspections) are paid $39 per inspection, Advanced (2501+ verified inspections) are paid $45 per inspection. All inspectors are reimbursed for allowable field expenses (rental cars, airfare, lodging, mileage if not using rental car) and will receive the GSA per diem rate daily while deployed.”
Vanguard EM describes the job duties as such:
Role of a Disaster Housing Inspector:
All Interested Persons:
It is not clear from the websites how long the background screening and interview process takes before deployment, but this appears to be a good opportunity for people who are needing work, especially if they have suffered job loss due to Harvey.
Please note that we are not affiliated with FEMA nor are we a hiring agency for these positions, we are only offering this information as a service to those interested in these positions. Our phone lines are jammed at this time with customers needing help, if you would like to speak with us the best way to reach us is by Facebook Messenger at the button below
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