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
  • More than one position may be filled.
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
This position is ideal for a Program Analyst responsible for providing technical and professional support toward the successful accomplishment of the branch’s goals and objectives.  The position has a starting salary of $74,872.00 at the GS-12 grade level. The position is located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Regional and Disaster Support Branch, Arlington, VA.
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.


• Serves as a Program Analyst to the Hazard Mitigation (HM) Branch in the Joint Field Office (JFO) and analyzes the effectiveness of the organizational structure and staffing resources and the impact on program delivery.

• Identifies the need for and develops policies, resources and other tools to aid in the delivery of Mitigation and Insurance related programs during disaster events.

• Interacts with Regional and FIMA staff to integrate MT and flood insurance programs into disaster field operations.

• Provides staff support to advance MT program goals into Agency doctrine.