Update on Reservist Hiring Process

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More than 7,000 welcome packets were mailed this week to our Disaster Assistance Employees who successfully applied to become members of our new Reservist Program. These packets contained each reservist’s appointment letter assigning their position and cadre; and a “Conditions of Employment” form that must be signed and returned by Sept. 23, 2012.

During the transition of our disaster workforce this summer, we implemented a three-level review process for all applicants.  The process consisted of a preliminary review of applications to determine basic qualifications; applicants were then reviewed by recommendation panels with in-depth knowledge of the FQS job requirements by cadre; and final selection decisions by the selection panel. This Phase 1 hiring process for the Reservist Program ensured that all DAEs who applied to the Reservist Program were offered a position within the limitations of force structure.

Each new member of the Reservist Program will be certified as either a “trainee” or a “qualified” employee within the cadre they are assigned. This was done to ensure that during future disaster deployments, a trainee can always be paired with more qualified employees so that adequate training and experience can be gained. This of course benefits the employee, as well as the disaster survivors and impacted communities as they begin their recovery process.

If an employee is deployed to a disaster area and unable to receive the welcome packet, they may contact the call center at 855-FQS-FEMA (377-3362) or send an email to FEMA-FQS-Program@fema.dhs.gov.

It is our hope that through this transition, we are better equipped to fulfill our mission to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Fecha de la última actualización: 
14/09/2012 - 17:47
Posted on Vie, 14/09/2012 - 16:20
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Edward W.Yaun:

I was going thru the final

I was going thru the final phase of entering the program and in July, I was out of town and could not make an interview in Orlando Fl. How can I find out my current status and what I need to do to completer the process if anything? I was supposed to be assigned to the Mitigation section for this area.
Bill C. Bailey:

I would like to be added as

I would like to be added as Disaster Assistance Employee.What are the steps needed?
Twyla deRevere:

Will we be notified if/when

Will we be notified if/when our signed COE's are received. I emailed my COE and my husband's COE on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. I did not receive any notification that the email was received, now I am concerned, as the receive by date is fast approching. I would really like to know they were received. Thank you. Twyla J. deRevere, Reservist Executive Specialist FEMA Region IV
Loyal Kriley:

I submitted my cover letter

I submitted my cover letter and resume of qualifications well prior to the deadline, now as of today, that my submittal was NOT received. I have real concerns that due to this that I shall not receive serious consideration for any employment positions. I have thirty years of very valuable experience and find it disappointing that my resume did not receive consideration. Is there any avenues open for possible future positions and is there to be that may use utilize my thirty years of management experience?
Angela Gaddis:

I was one of several people

I was one of several people who experienced technical difficulties when applying for the Reservist Program and unfortunately my application was not uploaded by the deadline. However, I am very much interested in re-applying for the Reservist Position. How can I be better prepared for the next hiring phase in light of being booted out the system frequently during the application process.
James L. hall:

Thank you for the welcome

Thank you for the welcome packet. My pin was destroyed during the mailing. Is there a chance that I could get another one sent to me? Thank you.
DAVID HARVEY:

When will the Reservists

When will the Reservists hiring process be opened up to non-DAE's/general public? I am interested in applying. Thanks.
Dave Pierce:

Was put back into Cadre that

Was put back into Cadre that I had received my Letter on- but had put in for other areas that I was qualified in from outside FEMA life- Retired Cop and Safety etc for CAP, will I have a chance to add a additional FQS down the road, beside whats in the Carrier field?? Not grumping just wondering! Thanks Welcome Packet received Okay and Employment Form registered already. Have a good day..
Dave Pierce:

A Question- Qualified from

A Question- Qualified from outside the FEMA Family-Retired COP and Safety Officer within CAP- areas that I had applied for, Was put back where my Letter was for and that is okay-Question was will I be able to Put in for an extra FQS later down the road, not just the path for the area assigned?? Welcome Packet Received /Employment Form on File.. Thanks
DAE:

Wonder how many have actually

Wonder how many have actually returned those draconian Conditions Of Employment.
FEMA:

Please contact the call

To Edward: Please contact the call center at 855-FQS-FEMA (377-3362) or by email at FEMA-IWMO-Program@fema.dhs.gov. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday. Operators can give you your status in the Disaster Assistance Employee or Reservist Program. Phase 2 applications for the Reservist Program will be announced later this fall.
FEMA:

Thank you for your question.

To Bill: Thank you for your question. We are no longer accepting applications for the Disaster Assistance Employee program which will sunset on Dec. 31, 2012. Phase 2 applications for the Reservist Program will be announced later this fall.
FEMA:

Please contact the call

To Twyla: Please contact the call center at 855-FQS-FEMA (377-3362) or by email at FEMA-IWMO-Program@fema.dhs.gov. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday. Operators can check to see if your signed “Conditions of Employment” forms were received.
FEMA:

Yes. Phase 2 applications for

To Loyal: Yes. Phase 2 applications for the Reservist Program will be announced later this fall. It will allow any remaining Disaster Assistance Employees, or other U.S. Citizens apply for the program.
FEMA:

We're sorry to hear about the

To Angela: We're sorry to hear about the technical difficulties. The Phase 2 application and hiring process for the Reservist Program will be announced later this fall. It will allow any remaining Disaster Assistance Employees, or other U.S. Citizens apply for the program.
FEMA:

Please contact the call

To James: Please contact the call center at 855-FQS-FEMA (377-3362) or by email at FEMA-IWMO-Program@fema.dhs.gov. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday. Operators will track requests for consideration.
FEMA:

Phase 2 applications for the

To David: Phase 2 applications for the Reservist Program will be announced later this fall. It will allow any remaining Disaster Assistance Employees, or other U.S. Citizens apply for the program.

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