Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

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.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
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This position is ideal for a candidate that has experience in developing and delivering adult education through computer based training. This position starts at a salary of $51,630.00 (GS-9 step 1) if selected at the GS-9 grade level and at a salary of $62,467.00 (GS-11 step 1) if selected at the GS-11 grade level.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Processing Service Center Operations Division, Recovery Directorate! 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

This position is being announced under FEMA's CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service. 

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  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.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


In this position, you will develop and deliver training modules for ongoing and new Individual Assistance programs and procedures in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288, as amended).  The position at the GS-9 grade level is a developmental position leading to the full performance level at the GS-11 grade level.  Typical work assignments include: 

  • Plans, develops, monitors, evaluates and conducts courses and training activities for National Processing Service Center (NPSC) employees.
  • Develops training activities, courses and other adult learning events to meet NPSC requirements.
  • Reviews assigned training activities and ensures through recommendations and subsequent follow-up, the appropriate training for NPSC staff.
  • Develops or adapts new or revised training testing materials for formal course use and updates and modifies training events as technologies, programs and requirements change.
  • Conducts specific and/or on-going evaluation actions for assigned training activities and related learning events, through the use of evaluation instruments, observation, examination and questionnaires, and is responsible for assessing the subsequent impact upon participant needs.