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 opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-14149-EAH-908079MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for a motor vehicle operator (custodian) looking to perform various motor vehicle operation tasks and custodial duties. This position starts at a salary of $16.20 (WG-04). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Repair and Monitoring Section, Custodial in the DHS/FEMA, Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, Operations and Maintenance Division, Facility Management Branch.

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 become a key member of a team of motor vehicle operator (custodians) in a pivotal role from day one. You will operate motor vehicles and perform custodial duties in support of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center. Typical work assignments include: 

  • Operating one or more motor vehicles, including pickup trucks, panel trucks, carryalls, vans and carts which have an approximate gross vehicle weight of up to 10,000 pounds. Vehicles are driven regularly to transport personnel, supplies, materials, and equipment throughout the site.
  • Cleaning floors using power scrubber and buffers; washing walls using powered wall washing machines and vacuums with heavy industrial type vacuum cleaners.
  • Using professional shampooing equipment, cleaning and maintaining office and special function furnishings and equipment.
  • Using, moving, and controlling heavy equipment, carrying and setting up ladders and scaffolding, and working from ladders and scaffold.