Job Overview


FEMA offers developmental opportunities, competitive compensation, and networking opportunities. FEMA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and WELCOMES individuals with DIVERSE backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: FEMA employees are subject to 24 hour on-call in the event of any emergency. This service 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 that require functioning under intense physical and mental stress.



Organization:    Department Of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Primary Purpose:  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for the Federal Coordinating Officer Program to perform top management functions and provide leadership in disaster field operations.As a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO)you will be responsible for the critical operations of the disaster as well as coordinating federal efforts during the response and recovery phase.

 Candidates must have knowledge/ experience in emergency management programs and disaster operations; knowledge of Federal, State and local government processes; expert management skills and experience with organizational leadership in crisis situations.

 Specific Duties: 
The Federal Coordinating Officer serves as the principal staff advisor to the FEMA Administrator in leading and coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities.  
The Federal Coordinating Officer establishes the Federal presence as the President's representative at the disaster operation site. The FCO coordinates the relationships among Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) and advises the Governor on the status of the Federal response.

Establishes a disaster assistance site to administer relief services.
Manages media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public as well as establishing communications links with the media and elected officials.
 Appointments to the Federal Coordinating Officer program will be Schedule A, Excepted Service appointments without time limits.