Job Overview


About the Agency

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. Please visit for additional information.

You will coordinate activities associated with national level educational programs. This position starts at a salary of $52,146 (GS-09) $63,091 (GS-11). Apply to become a member of the U S Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Academy Division (NFA), Curriculum & Instruction Branch in Emmitsburg, MD within FEMA.

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.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: 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.


In this position, you will become a member of the Response Section. Typical assignments include:

  • Providing coordination of activities associated with the analysis, design, development, and evaluation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Planning, administering and managing the USFA/NFA Volunteer Incentive Program.
  • Attending national and regional meetings to exchange information, ideas and promote the program.
  • Coordinating and managing the State Weekend Program.
  • Assisting Instructional Systems Specialists.