Job Description

Job Summary

About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities  (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
This position is ideal for an individual interested in planning, leading, administering, managing, and evaluating programs that target state and local level fire/emergency services officer professional development. This position starts at a salary of $89,924 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Fire Administration's National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.


In this position, you will become a member of the Curriculum & Instruction Branch. Typical assignments include:

  • Planning, leading, administering and evaluating professional development programs that target management and executive-level fire officers;
  • Working with staff to evaluate curriculum options and the effectiveness of curriculum content;
  • Monitoring and assessing training and educational needs related to program goals and objectives;
  • Planning and providing oversight of activities and programs for alumni; and
  • Planning and conducting high profile national meetings, conferences, symposiums.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential