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.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities  (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
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This position is will provide a variety of support to the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and other organizations located the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MD. This position starts at a salary of $42,631 (GS-07) $52,146 (GS-09).

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, typical assignments include:

  • Providing managers and employees with information regarding the agency's personnel policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Serving as the USFA point of contact for the Automated Deployment Database (ADD).
  • Conducting research, verifying and summarizing information  for use by supervisor and staff in preparation of reports, correspondence and other materials.
  • Preparing Requests for Perswonnel Actions, correspondence, and reports and assisting with special tasks for the Branch staff.