Job Overview


About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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.

The ideal candidate for this position has experience working as a legislative staffer for a Member of US House of Representatives, United States Senator or a Congressional Committee. This position starts at a salary of $79,720 (GS-12) with promotion potential to the $123,234 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs team within FEMA.

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 be responsible for supporting FEMA’s ongoing dialogue with Members of Congress and serve as liaison to Congress related to the Agency’s authorities, programs and policies.

Typical assignments include:

  • Assisting the Director, Deputy Director and Branch Chiefs of the Congressional Affairs Division in designing short and long-term proactive strategies to engage Members of Congress and their staffs and communicate the Agency’s mission, program, policies and procedures.
  • Recommending policy changes for review and ultimate distribution to Members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Participating with counterparts in development and implementation of congressional and legislative program strategies for highly visible or national priority program(s).

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No