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 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.


This position is located in the Personnel and Information Security Section, Safety and Security Branch, Mission Support Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region VIII in Denver CO.  The incumbent will perform progressively responsible assignments in the determinate of the suitability of FEMA Reservist and applicants for employment.


  • Assist with the implementation of FEMA policies and procedures affecting Personnel Security Program for Reservists hired under Robert T. Stafford Assistance and Emergency Relief Act, as amended 42 U.S.C. 5121.
  • Maintain mail vetting and screening for the Disaster Closeout Center.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining HSPD-12 records for FEMA CORP, FEMA Reservist, and CORE employees assigned to Region VIII office.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for finger printing, badging, initiating E-QIP for several hundred employees currently being vetted through FEMA Security HQs.
  • Initiates, tracks, reviews and provides guidance regarding all background investigation forms issued to or received relative to suitability investigations.